Vets asked to contribute to WSAVA wellness initiative

veterinary wellnessDr Nienke Endenburg

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is urging companion animal veterinarians globally to complete a multi-lingual online questionnaire from its newly formed Professional Wellness Group (PWG). Data from the survey will help the PWG to establish a benchmark for veterinary wellness in different regions of the world and […]

WSAVA releases animal welfare guidelines

animal welfare guidelines

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has highlighted the key role of veterinarians as advocates for animal welfare with the launch of its Animal Welfare Global Guidelines for Companion Animal Practitioners and the Veterinary Team. The guidelines, launched during the recent WSAVA World Congress 2018 in Singapore, aim to bridge differing […]

Aussie vet wins WSAVA vet award

Guyan Weerasinghe

Dr Guyan Weerasinghe, an Australian veterinarian working in small animal practice and as a state government veterinary officer, has been announced by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2018 Next Generation Veterinary Award. The award acknowledges the work of a veterinarian who graduated within the past […]

WSAVA endorses paper critical of extreme dog breeding

WSAVA president Dr Walt Ingwersen

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is the latest veterinary association to highlight concerns about the impact of extreme breeding in dogs by supporting a Position Paper launched in June 2018 by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA). The FVE/FECAVA Position Paper is a response […]

Vet dentistry champ receives WSAVA award

veterinary dentistry

Emeritus Professor Colin Harvey is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 World Small Animal Veterinary Association Award for Scientific Achievement in recognition of his work to highlight the importance of veterinary oral and dental conditions in companion animals, and in developing tools to support the incorporation of dental procedures and dental preventive strategy into daily veterinary practice. […]

Support grows to provide equal access to veterinary medicines

The World Veterinary Association, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and the Federation of Companion Animal Francophone Veterinary Associations have all thrown their weight behind a campaign led by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to secure equal access to veterinary therapeutics for veterinarians around the world. Ten […]

WSAVA campaign strives for equal access to animal medicines

veterinary medical productsWSAVA campaign strives for equal access to animal medicines

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has launched a campaign to secure equitable access to veterinary therapeutics for veterinarians. Several leading veterinary associations have already responded to its call to sign its Position Statement on the issue. WSAVA is also forming a Therapeutics Guidelines Group […]

Congratulations to Danish vet Dr Mogens Hansen

Dr Mogens Hansen

Danish veterinarian Dr Mogens Hansen has been presented with the fifth annual Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award. The award recognises veterinarians who have performed exceptional acts of valour or demonstrated a commitment to serve the international community. Dr Hansen […]

Dutch vet receives WSAVA President’s Award

From left: Jolle Kirpensteign and Walt Ingwersen

Dutch veterinarian Dr Jolle Kirpensteijn has been awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association President’s Award in recognition of his service to the association. A past president of the WSAVA and long-standing advocate of its work, Dr Kirpensteijn received the […]

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