• 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

  • Update on Peter Ihrke scholarship initiative


    The WAVD has a mission to share knowledge in veterinary dermatology with all veterinarians and to provide support for those individuals in every region of the globe. Some key members of the veterinary dermatology community have played a very important role in WAVD. The Association wishes to honour the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke by offering a scholarship to commemorate his contribution to the discipline of veterinary dermatology. Peter was the Chief of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School and he inspired the careers of many key members of our global discipline by training and mentoring residents. He was also highly motivated to support the growth and development of veterinary dermatology amongst veterinarians denied the privilege of ready access to continuing education.

    Written on Monday, 05 December 2016 22:10
  • 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 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