WVA policies

Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

15 May 2019

WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) Veterinary Education Working Group first developed, and the Council approved, the following Model Veterinarians’ Oath in 2019.

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One Health One Health

14 Mar 2019

WVA Position Statement on Cysticercosis and Cystic Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis)

Veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals have key roles in mitigating and eliminating the public health risks of T. solium and E. granulosus.

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Pharmaceutical Stewardship Pharmaceutical Stewardship

14 Mar 2019

WVA Position Statement on Availability of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals

Veterinary pharmaceuticals must be manufactured under strict guidelines and be licensed or registered and approved for use only after undergoing a rigorous quality assurance assessment that is regulated and evaluated by national or regional authorities.

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One Health One Health

15 Nov 2018

WVA Position Statement on Animal Vaccination for Advancing Animal and Human Health

The WVA supports promoting the value of vaccinating animals to reduce the risk of infectious and zoonotic diseases by developing educational materials for use by veterinarians to increase client education surrounding appropriate vaccination programs, and collaborating with other health professions to ensure sufficient resources to advance scientific understanding of vaccine pharmacology and immunology.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

15 Nov 2018

WVA Position Statement on Implementing Veterinary Continuing Education and Professional Development

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) recognizes that Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) that builds onto and supplements Day-One knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes and behaviors attained in a veterinary curriculum, allows veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to develop and enhance their education and to provide a high quality service to animals and their owners.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

15 Nov 2018

The Role of Veterinarians in Aquatic Animal Health

The growth of aquaculture in the global food chain as well as increasing concerns of environmental contamination by medicines used in aquaculture, makes it imperative that the highest possible quality of animal health services should be provided.

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One Health One Health

11 Apr 2018

WVA policy on responsible use of antimicrobials

The availability and use of antimicrobials for animals is essential to ensure good animal health and welfare. However, there is a risk that, as with their use in humans, the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animals may contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which can negatively affect human and animal health. Veterinarians are responsible for safeguarding animal and human health and this is an issue of global concern.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

26 Feb 2018

WVA Position on Veterinary Statutory Body

The World Veterinary Association holds that all veterinarians should be subject to the authority of the Veterinary Statutory Body, which is established under the law of the jurisdiction or territory within which they practice veterinary medicine.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

26 Feb 2018

WVA Factsheet on Donkey Skin Trade and Donkey Welfare

Donkeys are poorly suited to intensive breeding practices due to long gestation periods, low fecundity, low success rates of artificial insemination and high propensity to abortion and mortality caused by stress

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One Health One Health

22 Dec 2017

WVA Declaration of Incheon on the Role of the Veterinary Profession in One Health and EcoHealth Initiatives

The veterinary profession of 2050 will be highly skilled, educated, and trusted with expertise in One Health and EcoHealth initiatives.

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