On the 11th March 2010, the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology was formally incorporated as a not-for-profit limited liability company registered in Scotland. This company was developed from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology Association, reflecting its broader remit to foster and advance the discipline of veterinary dermatology globally.
The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology had its beginnings in a bar in Amsterdam at the time of a Voorjaasdagen meeting. Those present were familiar with both the North American and European veterinary dermatology meetings. There appeared to be a wonderful opportunity to capitalize on both, and develop the concept of an international, or a world meeting.