WVA policies

Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

4 Apr 2017

WVA Factsheet on Food Animals during Transportation

Promote development and enforcement of appropriate national animal welfare standards and regulations for transportation of food animals.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

29 Mar 2017

WVA Factsheet on Working Equids

Promote the development and enforcement of equine welfare standards and regulations that are consistent with international expectations.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

16 Mar 2017

WVA policy on Identifying a veterinarian

Only individuals qualified by virtue of completing appropriate education and training can be identified as a veterinary doctor, veterinarian, veterinary surgeon or any other term that implies that they are entitled to engage in the professional practice of veterinary medicine.

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Pharmaceutical Stewardship Pharmaceutical Stewardship

16 Mar 2017

WVA policy on Day One Competences

New graduate veterinarians should be able to perform according to society’s expectations. Veterinarians play a central role in the relationship between animals, animal owners, and society.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

16 Mar 2017

WVA position on veterinary para-professionals

Veterinary para-professionals should conduct their duties under the guidance or direction of a veterinarian or within a veterinary health network.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

25 Nov 2016

FS on Owned and Unowned Free-Roaming Dogs

 Dog-mediated human rabies is an entirely preventable disease with appropriate dog vaccination.

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Pharmaceutical Stewardship Pharmaceutical Stewardship

1 Sep 2016

WVA Position Statement In Opposition To International Scheduling Of Ketamine

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) strongly objects to international control of ketamine, as this could lead to ketamine being no longer available to veterinary and medical practitioners for clinical use..

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One Health One Health

9 Jun 2016

WVA position regarding Dog-Mediated Rabies

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) supports the view that dog-mediated rabies is an entirely preventable disease and that veterinarians have a key role to play in eliminating this risk to human health, and animal health and welfare.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

14 Mar 2016

WVA Policy Statement on the Control of Inappropriately Aggressive Dogs

The World Veterinary Association recognizes that inappropriately aggressive or vicious dogs pose a significant threat to humans and other animals.

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Pharmaceutical Stewardship Pharmaceutical Stewardship

31 Aug 2015

Pharmaceutical Stewardship” – A Strategic Priority for the World Veterinary Association

Association held its strategic planning session in March of 2015, we identified pharmaceutical stewardship as one of five major priority issues for (at least) the next three years.

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