A major emphasis of WAVD is assisting with the development of infrastructure in individual nations and international groups for the advancement of veterinary dermatology.
A major emphasis of WAVD is assisting with the development of infrastructure in individual nations and international groups for the advancement of veterinary dermatology. WAVD strongly encourages the formation of national and international societies of veterinarians with a special interest or further qualifications in veterinary dermatology in geographic regions not currently represented by a member organization (ESVD, ECVD, AAVD, ACVD, CAVD, DCACVSc, AiSVD, AiCVD).
The ultimate objectives of such organizations would be fulfillment of the criteria for full membership of the WAVD within a reasonable time-frame, and the activities should be consistent with this goal. Therefore, applications from organizations or groups with multinational rather than local activities in the field of veterinary dermatology will be given preferential consideration.
If approved, provisional membership will be normally for 5 years and at that time the organization will be reassessed for acceptance for full membership or maintenance of provisional status for a further 5 year period.