About Us

On the 11th March 2010, the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology was formally incorporated as a nonprofit limited lability company registered in Scotland. This company was developed from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology Association, reflecting its broader remit to foster and advance the discipline of veterinary dermatology globally.

Why We Do What We Do

Goals and Mission

The goals of the association, in addition to overseeing the World Congresses every four years, are to guide and encourage the development of national and multinational organizations devoted to the discipline, to foster education in the field, to provide funding to working groups and committees active in any area relevant to dermatology and to provide scholarships to those wishing to attend congresses. It has also developed a number of publications, including Advances in Veterinary Dermatology (volumes 1-8) which incorporates the scientific proceedings of each congress.

In short, the goals are reflected in the recently adopted mission statement which is: “To promote the worldwide advancement of veterinary dermatology”.

More About WAVD


Discover the history of the WAVD organization.

Administrative Committee

Learn about the team behind WAVD.

History of veterinary Dermatology

Discover milestones of the veterinary dermatology field.


View our financial documents.

Articles of the Association

Read and download the WAVD Constitution.

Member Organisations

Visit our member organisations.