Welcome to the WVA Congress 2024​

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the South African Veterinary Association, the World Veterinary Association and the global veterinary community, we are delighted to invite you to the 39th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2024) that will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 16 to 19 April 2024. The award-winning Cape Town International Convention Center will host local and international delegates at the backdrop of the iconic Table mountain.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to fulfil your continuing education needs in veterinary science, meet colleagues from all over the world, and visit the wonderful city of Cape Town.

The WVAC2024 will provide a unique and informative experience for veterinarians across all disciplines of the profession to come together to explore the challenges that veterinarians face not only regarding the health and welfare of animals, but also our environment.

The congress will host leading speakers from around the world to present and discuss the latest knowledge and innovations in veterinary medicine, demonstrating the value of the profession for the public good in our rapidly changing world. 

It is time that you plan to be in Cape Town, the Mother City, to experience extraordinary, meet with friends and colleagues, and where we will celebrate the veterinary profession, expand our knowledge and enjoy the magic of the region.

The organizing committee of WVAC 2024 promises you that this will be an event to remember, and we cordially invite you to attend – you will not regret it.

May this be a very successful and enjoyable congress and may your time with us be enthralled with Mzansi* Magic!

Dr Paul van der Merwe & Dr Charlotte Nkuna
WVAC2024 Local Organising Committee Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson

*Mzansi is a colloquial name for South Africa and is derived from the Xhosa word umzantsi meaning “south”.