World Association for Veterinary Dermatology

Our mission is to promote the worldwide advancement of veterinary dermatology.

North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum Virtual Meeting - April 21-24 2021 #NAVDF2021

Inspired by a passion for the specialty, the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD) and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) created the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in 2011 to provide state-of-the-art continuing education paired with outstanding social events and networking opportunities. An interactive exhibit hall with innovative products and services to elevate the practice of veterinary dermatology is also a feature of the Forum.

At this year’s NAVDF you will find inspiring and renowned speakers providing cutting-edge information in both clinical and scientific tracks. The Forum will provide exceptional, in-depth educational topics including feline and exotic animal dermatology, otitis, hair follicle structure and immunology, hyperadrenocorticism, and antibiotic therapy. The program will also feature presentations of the clinical consensus guidelines for otology and equine hypersensitivity. Both pre-recorded and live streaming panel discussions with Q&A sessions to stimulate interaction between audience members and leading experts will be offered.

The 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology

20-24 October 2020
Sydney, Australia

Registration for the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology is now closed. Thank you for making WCVD9 a great success!

9th World Congress - Online

Principal Sponsors of WCVD9

These organizations help support the mission of veterinary dermatology.

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.

World Congress

Every four years, the WAVD puts together an event around the world. Learn about the history, location, and more.

Continuing Education

The WAVD provides Consensus Guidelines, Proceedings and Meeting information to further the knowledge of our specialty.
World Association for Veterinary Dermatology

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.

Peter Ihrke

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