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Partnership to enhance veterinary education in China

veterinary education in ChinaVeterinary training in Yulin

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association and ACTAsia, a not-for-profit organisation which provides veterinary training in Asia as part of its remit to promote animal welfare, have joined forces in a partnership to support the development of the veterinary profession in China and other Asian countries. Under the […]

WSAVA honours outreach program founder

Dr Michelle LemDr Michelle Lem, founder of Community Veterinary Outreach

A Canadian veterinarian and founder of an innovative community outreach charity in Canada, is to receive the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 2019 Global One Health Award. The prestigious global award is presented by the WSAVA’s One Health Committee (OHC) to an individual—or organisation—who has promoted an aspect of One Health relevant to […]

Mars Petcare unveiled as WSAVA diamond partner

WSAVA diamond partner

Mars Petcare has become a Diamond Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, building on a long-term relationship with the global veterinary association established by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, the company’s scientific HQ.   Diamond Partnership is the premier level available under the WSAVA’s Partnership Program. Under […]

AFSCAN launches infectious disease surveillance program

infectious disease surveillance programAFSCAN Surveillance Project Team

The African Small Companion Animal Network, a project of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA’s) charitable Foundation, recently launched a major new pan-African infectious disease surveillance program aimed at providing novel data on the prevalence and distribution of ectoparasites and arthropod-borne infectious diseases across six sub-Saharan African […]

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 […]

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