Challenges for the global control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
According to WOAH, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has resulted in the death and mass slaughter of more than 500 million poultry worldwide between 2005 and 2022. The spread and recurrence of this disease is a global threat to the poultry sector and farmers’ livelihoods, and can have severe consequences for food security, biodiversity and a potential human pandemic.
Fear of mass rabies outbreak in Europe due to war in Ukraine
The national veterinary profession organizations from Central and Eastern Europe, took part in the spring meeting of the Visegrad Vet Plus Group, held in Kołobrzeg, Poland, on May 13, 2023, and approved a position statement calling for action to help Ukraine in managing the problem of rabies.
WVA and WOAH sign new MoU
WVA and the World Organisation for Animal Health renewed their long standing partnership with the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding. The signature took place in Paris, France, on the 23rd of May during the WOAH Annual General Session.
The World Veterinary Association Congress 2023 in Taipei – a great success
Taipei City, Taiwan, was a wonderful host to the 38th World Veterinary Association Congress between the 26 and 29 of April. The WVA is proud of partnering with the Taiwanese Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) to organise this event.
Humans, animals and environment
One Planet – One Health
“I want to welcome you to access the World Veterinary Association website. In it, we want to show who we are and what we do to be the voice of the global veterinary medicine. We want to be recognized, respected and trusted to influence worldwide in our task to improve animal health, animal welfare, public health and the environment, in short, for the good of humanity, animals and our planet.
The WVA is a federation of veterinary associations based on the respect for diversity that makes us stronger. Mutual collaboration and solidarity are our signs of authenticity. And science, education and advocacy are the instruments to achieve our goals.
For a global association like ours, communication is essential. But this communication must be bidirectional, so I want to encourage you, dear guest, to send us your ideas through our contact section or any other way.
Thank you for the time you spend visiting our website, now and in the future.”
Dr. Rafael Laguens, WVA President
WVA Position Statements
15 Mar 2023
WVA Position Statement on One Health Education
WVA recognizes that the One Health concep should be present in veterinary education. WVA encourages veterinary schools to conduct a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with a One Health mind-set throughout the curriculum.
20 Jan 2023
WVA Position Statement on Pain Management in Farmed Animals
Appropriate pain recognition and management is critical for improving the welfare of farmed animals. The WVA calls on its members to advocate for better protections for farmed animal welfare in their country or region.
20 Jan 2023
WVA Position Statement on the Humane Care of Animals in Biomedical Research
Humane Care of Animal Used in Biomedical Reserarch
24 Aug 2022
WVA Policy Statements
The purpose of an organisation is defined by its Mission, Vision and Goals. To achieve them, there is a need for a coherent set of decisions and actions with common long-term objectives, relevant to the Veterinary Profession worldwide. WVA devises its policies as a projected program comprising desired objectives and the means to achieve them.
39th World Veterinary Association Congress 2023
16 Apr – 19 Apr 2024
Cape Town, South Africa