7 Jun 2022


Today, 7th June 2022, the World Veterinary Association celebrates World Food Safety Day. Veterinarians are trained in both animal health and food hygiene to ensure the safety of food of animal origin. Our profession is crucial in controlling and upholding the safety and quality of food. The WVA supports the emphasis on food safety and […]

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5 Jun 2022


Today, the 5th of June, the WVA celebrates the World Environment Day organized by UN #OnlyOneEarth. The WVA position statement about the Global Climate Change Emergency established that “Veterinarians, in their role as advocates for animal health and welfare and public health, have a responsibility to protect ecosystem health and demand action to minimize climate […]

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2 Jun 2022


On the 30-31th May 2022, the new elected WVA Council 2022-2024 has had its first in-person meeting in Madrid, Spain The new WVA Council is composed of outstanding veterinarians representing the 6 WVA world regions and International associations and is eager to work towards the WVA’s strategic goals and the WVA’s vision and mission. The […]

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20 May 2022

World Bee Day

Today, the WVA celebrate world bee day to recognize their essential role in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystem and ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture, and biodiversity, and they significantly contribute to the mitigation of climate change and the conservation of the environment. In this regard, the WVA expert working group on bees is preparing […]

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9 May 2022

Dr Patricia Turner winner of the 2022 AVMA Animal Welfare Award

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has awarded Patricia Turner, WVA’s immediate past president, with the AVMA Animal Welfare Award 2022. The AVMA recognized Patricia Turner “to honour her decades dedicated to improving farm and laboratory animal welfare through teaching, training, service, research, advocacy and policy development.” Dr Turner has expressed her deep honour to […]

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5 May 2022

37th World Veterinary Association Congress report

The 37th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2022) was held from the 29th to the 31st of March, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The congress was held as a hybrid event accomodating both in-person and virtual participation. The three congress days were packed with interesting lectures by more than 70 expert speakers, delivering 6 […]

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4 May 2022

The WVA welcomes Mrs Yvonne Nino as the new WVA Policy Officer

Yvonne is a practising lawyer from Spain that is currently doing a Master’s degree in Animal Law and Society at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with a special focus on animals, ethology, nutrition and animal welfare. Yvonne also holds Master’s Degree in Law Practice and International Law. Yvonne will support the WVA Secretariat in implanting the WVA tasks and projects. The […]

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2 May 2022

Congratulation video message by WVA President for the World Veterinary Day 2022

On Saturday, 30th April, the WVA celebrated the World Veterinary Day with the theme “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”. For this occasion, WVA President, Dr Rafael Laguens, prepared a short video message to congratulate and highlight the important role veterinarians play worldwide to promote the health and welfare of animals and people around the world nevertheless the […]

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