Our mission is to promote the worldwide advancement of veterinary dermatology.
The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology Administrative Committee invites you to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Schindelka, the father of veterinary dermatology. Listen to WAVD President Dr. Sue Paterson introducing the very first World Veterinary Dermatology Day.
This virtual event launches at midnight February 3rd 2023 (Auckland, New Zealand time). You will then be able to (re-)watch the two pre-recorded lectures for the next 3 months by clicking on the ‘Learn More’ button.
What We Do
Through scholarship programs, a World Congress, and the continued support of organizations around the world, the WAVD continues to carry its mission forward.
Scholarships & Awards
The WAVD provides scholarships and awards through the Peter Irhke Scholarship and the Hugo Schindelka Award.
Every four years, the WAVD puts together an event around the world. Learn about the history, location, and more.
The Hugo Schindelka Award
The Hugo Schindelka Award commemorates initiation of the scientific approach to veterinary dermatology and its establishment as a discipline. The award is presented every four years at the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology.
the peter irhke scholarship
The WAVD honours the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke by offering a scholarship to commemorate his contribution to the discipline of veterinary dermatology. This scholarship provides 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.
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