• World Association for Veterinary Dermatology – 2015

    Five Years of Supporting the Worldwide Advancement of the Specialty

    The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of its name change from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology Association. Along with the name change, the Association has transformed itself from an organization that primarily focused on planning of the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology to one with additional new programs and initiatives to better address global needs in veterinary dermatology.


Press Releases

  • WAVD Peter Irhke Scholarship: Applications NOW OPEN

    The WAVD Peter Irhke Scholarship will provide the opportunity for an individual from an under-privileged region to attend a two-to-four week externship in the veterinary dermatology service of the UCD Veterinary School. The scholarship will fund a return economy airfare, modest accommodation and meal allowance and professional liability insurance for the successful applicant. The scholarship will be undertaken in 2017 at a date to be determined by mutual arrangement between the successful recipient and the UCD veterinary dermatology service.
    Applications must be received by December 15, 2016 by midnight GMT. The application form can be accessed via the WAVD website www.wavd.org via the link here All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Subcommittee and the successful candidate informed by December 31, 2016.

    Written on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 04:59
  • WAVD Sponsors the first Clinical Consensus Guidelines Program for Common Veterinary Dermatoses in Bordeaux, France We need your feedback!!!

    Dan Morris and Kim Coyner 1

    The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) was delighted with the response to the inaugural Clinical Consensus Guidelines (CCGs) program for common skin diseases of companion animals delivered at the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France on 2nd June 2016. The WAVD CCGs Committee identified major topics of practical relevance to all veterinarians in clinical practice. Key academic and clinical experts were enlisted to conduct an extensive review of the published literature and form a consensus view that was evidence-based wherever possible. The Clinical Consensus Guidelines and their subsequent recommendations form the basis of the current draft. The first two topics included the Current Status of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis in Companion Animals (Drs. Kim Coyner, Susan Paterson and Karen Moriello, Co-Chairs) and Guidelines for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Infections - Diagnosis, Therapeutic Considerations and Prevention (Dr. Dan Morris, Chair).


    Written on Sunday, 19 June 2016 21:45
  • Professor David H. Lloyd receives the Hugo Schindelka Medal in Veterinary Dermatology from the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology

    David Lloyd 1Professor David H. Lloyd is the recipient of the Hugo Schindelka Medal at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France. Hugo Schindelka is considered the father of veterinary dermatology having taught at the University of Vienna, initiated the scientific approach to the specialty and published Skin Diseases of Domestic Animals in 1903.


    Written on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:32

Continuing Education

  • Save the date!

    On-line Registration is now open for the premier Veterinary Dermatology meeting of 2016, the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology. Located in the beautiful cultural city of Bordeaux, this is the conference that you cannot miss. France is about world-class art, architecture, outstanding museums, Roman temples and Renaissance chateaux. Bordeaux will not disappoint; a UNESCO World Heritage site in the hub of the famed wine-growing region and known for many fine and contemporary art museums, 18th and 19th century mansions and exceptional food and wines.

    An extensive conference programme offers the latest in scientific advances as well as advanced and comprehensive continuing education from world renowned speakers in veterinary dermatology. Individual feline and equine streams will bring busy practitioners up to date with the latest developments in these species. Wet labs and workshops run by the experts are designed to give participants the opportunity to interact and refine their practical skills.

    A vibrant social programme will showcase the best of French cuisine and wines. Celebrate the French art de vivre (art of living) and explore some of the beautiful French countryside in spring. The country’s cultural repertoire is staggering and many optional cultural tours can be arranged to explore this dynamic city and the charming countryside of the Aquitaine region.

    Register early to ensure you secure the workshop, wet lab and hotel of your choice, and to benefit from the ‘early bird’ discount registration fee (before April 1st 2016).