The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology supports and encourages veterinary dermatology for those practicing in geographic regions with limited access or opportunity.
The Peter Ihrke Scholarship honours the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke and provides the opportunity for an individual from an under-privileged region to attend a externship at the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School.
The WAVD promotes the global development of veterinary dermatology by offering scholarships to attend the World Congress to veterinarians with limited access to continuing education in veterinary dermatology.
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.