The AAVD was founded in 1964 in order to further scientific progress in veterinary and comparative dermatology. The mission of the AAVD is to promote the field of veterinary dermatology, in education, research and professional veterinary practice.
The Dermatology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (DCANZCVS) was founded in 2002. The Chapter aims to promote excellence in dermatology of all animal species.
The ESVD represents a broad range and diversity of veterinarians with a global membership base. Its primary objective is to promote veterinary dermatology in all animal species, in both clinical and non-clinical fields; to improve standards of diagnosis and treatment in veterinary dermatology and to encourage the exchange of information and to contribute to the research and teaching of veterinary dermatology at post-graduate level in Europe. Membership is open to all veterinarians who are interested in veterinary dermatology.