• 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

  • 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology


    Over 2,150 people gathered in Bordeaux, France from 31 May to 04 June 2016 for the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology. This was the largest number of participants ever for a World Congress and included 1,750 delegates from 72 countries. A little over half the delegates were from Europe with 20% from North America and 18% from Asia. Twenty-three sponsors contributed to the success of the Congress. Principal sponsors included Bayer Animal Health, Ceva Corporation, Elanco Animal Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, ICF (Industria Chimica Fine), Nestlé Purina PetCare, Royal Canin, Virbac, Zoetis and the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD).

    Written on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:43
  • 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

Continuing Education

  • ESVD -ECVD Congress 2016

    The 29th Annual Congress of the European Society and College of Veterinary Dermatology will be held from 7 - 9 September 2017 in the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Introducing a three tiered program, the Congress will offer lectures at basic, intermediate and advanced level from a large panel of internationally recognized speakers.

    An exciting social programme features a Welcome Reception at the Olympic museum set in stunning grounds on the banks of Lake Leman, and a Swiss evening showcasing local gastronomy and wine in the UNESCO heritage site of the Lavaux vineyard.
    More details here and on the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFKT3HsuCo4