Our mission is to promote the worldwide advancement of veterinary dermatology.
Due to the ongoing epidemic situation with COVID-19, the organizing committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional format of the 32nd European Veterinary Dermatology Congress, planned to take place in Porto, and organize the congress online.
For the online congress, the congress dates will remain 16-18 September 2021. Registration is now open!
During the online congress, scientific invited lectures will be streamed, including live Q&A. All lectures will remain available on demand until 31 December 2021.
A virtual commercial exhibition area will be available with digital booths of each sponsor and exhibitor. The commercial exhibition will also remain accessible until 31 December 2021.
In 2022, the congress will take place in Porto, Portugal.
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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