World Congress

The World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology was initiated by member organizations representing American, Canadian and European specialists in veterinary dermatology. More recently, organizations from Asia and Australasia have joined, making this a truly international event.

Format and Content

The World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet with leading international experts for four days of networking and learning about the latest innovations in science and practical applications for veterinary dermatology. The Congress promises to be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to come together. There will be an expected attendance of at least 1700 from more than 70 countries.

There will be sessions of interest for everyone: Dermatology specialists • General practitioners • Dermatopathologists • Internists • Nutritionists • Researchers • Veterinary Technicians / Nurses • Residents • Veterinary Students

State-of-the-art Presentations • Supporting Reviews and Original Studies • Species-specific Streams • ISVD Lectures • Company Symposia • Interactive Workshops • Poster Presentations • Wetlabs

A Brief History of the WCVD

Every four years the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology is organised by one of the member organizations under the auspices of the WAVD, with the goal to be better and more successful than the predecessor. The first World Congress was held in Dijon, France (1989), attracting close to 600 delegates from 32 countries.

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Principle Sponsors of WCVD10

These organizations help support the mission of veterinary dermatology.