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Veterinarians flock to Aotea Centre

Fifteen-hundred veterinary professionals from around the world will be in Auckland for the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) on 6-8 April 2020 at Aotea Centre and the Auckland Town Hall.

Held in conjunction with the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Annual Conference, veterinarians at WVAC 2020 will share ideas, learn, and seek solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing all animal species.

The three-day congress has a programme focused primarily on clinical veterinary medicine, veterinary public health, animal welfare, and academic research across all domestic species.

Over 80 speakers from 12 countries will also discuss topical issues such as advances in veterinary medicine, climate change, and its impact on animal welfare.

Recognising those who have made an outstanding contribution to the protection and welfare of animals, the 2020 WVA Animal Welfare Awards will be presented during the congress’ opening ceremony.

NZVA Head of Education and Events, Leanne Fecser, says the organisation is excited to be hosting the annual WVAC in New Zealand in 2020. “The calibre of the speakers along with Auckland’s excellent conference facilities will enable learning and discussions among delegates and their peers,” she says.

The NZVA is the only membership association representing New Zealand veterinarians and is the leading voice for veterinarians working in all disciplines where animals, humans, and the environment intersect.

Representing around 500,000 veterinarians around the world through 95 member associations, the WVA is a global veterinary community that offers advocacy, support, and education while promoting animal health and welfare.

Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events is the custodian of New Zealand’s largest portfolio of world-class venues and is part of Regional Facilities Auckland.

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