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

World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology - Boston 2024

The 10th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology (WCVD10) will be held in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, USA on July 25-29, 2024.

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.
Hugo Schindelka

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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