World Association of Veterinary Anatomists (WAVA)
Association Mondiale des Anatomistes Vétérinaires (AMAV)
Weltvereinigung der Veterinäranatomen (WVVA)
Asociación Mundial de Anatomistas Veterinarios (AMAV)

Featured news and events

The Zietzschmann-Preuss Award

Awarded anually for the promotion of veterinary embryological research.

For full details, please refer to the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award Website.

9th Meeting of Young Generation of Veterinary Anatomists in Brno

The 9th YGVA Meeting will take place in Brno, 12th-14th July, 2017, and will focus on improving research and teaching. See the YGVA site for full details.

World Association of Veterinary Anatomists

WAVA is an international association representing and promoting all aspects of veterinary anatomy. It's objectives include to amalgamate those working physically or theoretically in any field of domestic animal anatomy, be it gross, microscopic or ultrastructural; to encourage the study of domestic animal anatomy; to promote research and dissemination of new knowledge of veterinary anatomy; to encourage the use of modern methods of teaching in veterinary anatomy; to promote better knowledge of anatomy in applied science and to encourage exchange of information and contacts with all interested persons and organizations. In particular, it encourages active collaboration with the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (human anatomy) and the World Veterinary Association.

As the umbrella organisation for the world's veterinary anatomy associations, WAVA has the responsibility for veterinary anatomical nomenclature. It has published, and regularly reviews, volumes for both gross anatomy and embryological anatomy - Nomina anatomica veterinaria and Nomina embryologica veterinaria. It does this through a series of international nomenclature committees.

Membership of WAVA is open to all who work in some way with veterinary anatomy. If this includes you, please consider membership. If you would like more information about WAVA or its activities, please contact the Secretary General.

Featured sites and publications

Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria
5th Edition – revised version (2012)

The present revised version of the Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria (N.A.V.), published in the spring of 2012, corrects typographic errata, but there is no change of content or addition of new terms. Note that this is a text-based version, not the illustrated version available in book form.

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