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

We are diligently preparing a wonderful event for 2022! You will find inspiring and renowned speakers providing cutting-edge information in Clinical, Scientific and Emerging Trends tracks. As usual, the Forum will provide exceptional, in-depth educational topics. Our Roundtable Sessions will allow for unique opportunities to discuss hot topics and network with peers. The Abstract Sessions will provide you with the chance to learn from top scientists in the field and support resident research. Finally, the Exhibit Hall will deliver an interactive area where you can learn about innovative new products and services, and chat with company representatives! Upon completion of this continuing education opportunity, you will be up-to-date on the most current research in veterinary dermatology and excited to put what you have learned into practice! Believe us, you won’t want to miss this incredible professional development opportunity!

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.

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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