The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals.
WSAVA’s primary purpose is to advance the quality and availability of small animal medicine and surgery, creating a unified standard of care for the benefit of animals and humankind. As “Global Veterinary Community” is our tagline, being a part of WSAVA also creates a space in which we can help each other and to generate a “One global voice” from the veterinary profession to contribute to the world.
The WSAVA Congress
The WSAVA hosts a veterinary congress once a year for companion animal veterinarians from across the globe.
The WSAVA World Congress is an internationally recognized veterinary congress with a scientific program of the highest standard produced in alternating regions reflecting the local culture and veterinary diversity. The scientific program includes two streams organised by the local host association designed for the regions’ practicing veterinarians .The congress is held for three to four days and generally presented in English with translations as needed.
The Congress is usually held in October and is rotated through three regions, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
Get ready to be a part of the world’s largest congress for small animal veterinary professionals. Experience the majestic splendor of South Africa’s wildlife, culture and tradition whilst enhancing your professional veterinary network and knowledge.
At the 39th World Small Animal Association Congress, WSAVA 2014 congress, in Cape Town you will enjoy three days of educational opportunities presented by the most renowned speakers and names in the companion animal veterinary field.
Plan your Great African Vet Adventure
See you in Cape Town, 16-19 September 2014
PRE-WSAVA 2014 : 9 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
This course is intended to give Veterinarians the opportunity to gain technical knowledge involved in wildlife veterinary practice in South Africa and the immobilisation of African wildlife, and uses theory and practical to achieve this aim.
Although the knowledge and experience gained during this course will highlight the knowledge needed to successfully work in the African wildlife industry as a veterinarian, this knowledge and the broad basics will naturally serve as a sound base for future wildlife work anywhere in the world.
The course will be facilitated and run by Dr Peter Brothers, Wildlife Veterinarian and owner of Brothers Safaris/African Vet Safaris. Dr Peter Buss, an experienced wildlife veterinarian currently employed by SA National Parks, will co-host the course and share his vast experience with delegates, especially in the field of pharmacology and physiology relating to wildlife. Both have an obvious passion for Veterinary Science and African Wildlife and have extensive experience in leading such courses.
The entire course takes place in the malaria free Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Post Tour – WSAVA 2014 : 20 – 26 September 2014
Come and join Brothers Safaris on a veterinary journey into the exciting world of wildlife in South Africa. This “behind the scenes” safari allows you a rare opportunity to interact with researchers, ecologists, vets and guides, whilst experiencing the conservation work undertaken by local wildlife veterinarians. You will also meet with colleagues from across the world, and share with them on a professional and social level.
This itinerary incorporates “traditional” tourism activities as you journey from Cape Town through the spectacular scenery of the Garden Route, on to the malaria free game parks of the Eastern Cape. The trip is interspersed with a variety of private veterinary visits to learn more about cheetah conservation, ostrich farming and specialised wildlife breeding programmes including the re-introduction of the extinct quagga.
Not only will you have a fantastic time but your participation also means donations to the various wildlife projects, thus you are helping wildlife conservation efforts.
Guided throughout by a South African Wildlife Veterinarian and various local guides, you will be given a unique and rare insight into the world of wildlife in Southern Africa.
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime safari, while helping to conserve Africa’s wildlife through your participation……..
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