WVA policies

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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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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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

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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