36th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC 2020)



The 36th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC 2020) will be held 6–8 April 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

WVAC 2020 provides a unique opportunity for veterinarians in all branches of the profession globally to come together in New Zealand to explore the challenges that face animal health and welfare and demonstrate the value of the profession for the public good in a changing world.

The Congress will offer the international veterinary community a high quality three-day, 13 stream scientific programme that touches most areas of our wide and varied veterinary profession. The programme focuses primarily on clinical veterinary medicine, veterinary public health, animal welfare and academic research across all domestic species.

Veterinary technicians and nurses are encouraged to attend with special streams in companion animal, equine and large animals specifically tailored for them.

This full and prestigious programme includes the 7th WVA Global One Health Summit with high-level support of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Additionally, WVAC 2020 offers a fantastic opportunity for delegates to showcase novel research and interesting clinical cases through poster presentation sessions. Posters across all veterinary disciplines will be displayed and presented in the exhibition hall during the Congress -providing effective information sharing and stimulating one-on-one collegial discussion. Interested veterinarians are encouraged to apply on the WVAC website.

The Congress will also feature the World Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Awards, supported by Ceva Santé Animale. The aim of these awards is to recognise people and organisations who contribute daily to theprotectionandwelfareofanimalsandhaveprovidedoutstandingandexemplarywelfare-relatedservices to animals, animal owners and the public. Six animal welfare champions will be presented awards at the opening ceremony on 6 April 2020. Application guidelines are available on the WVAC website. Nominate your collegues now!

Auckland’s excellent conference facilities and outstanding restaurants and bars will ensure the social aspects of the conference do not disappoint.

So if you are a veterinarian, veterinary nurse, large animal technician or working within the veterinary industry there will be something valuable for you.

Check out the programme!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to combine high quality veterinary continuing education with a holiday never to forget at WVAC 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.


Contact details:

Website: www.wvac2020.com

Email address: leanne.fescer@vets.org.nz

Phone number: +64 4 471 0484



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