Why Attend?

Why Attend?

Join the global veterinary community in Lisbon for one of the top congresses on veterinary medicine for small companion animals worldwide.

WSAVA 2023 is one of the premier events for veterinary medicine, bringing together experts, researchers, and practitioners from all over the world. With a diverse, multidisciplinary program that covers everything from clinical practice to professional leadership.

You’ll hear about the latest advances in pet treatment and care, enjoy specialized, non-clinical sessions, expert hands-on training, as well as, dedicated streams in Spanish and Portuguese, providing you with the unique opportunity to improve your practice and form long-lasting connections with international colleagues.

Here to invite you to join us at WSAVA 2023 are WSAVA President – Dr. Ellen van Nierop, Local Host Committee Chair – Dr. Emir Chaher, the President of The International Student Veterinary Association – Yuri Victor Calvo and the 2022 Speaker-of-the-Year Session presenter – Dr. Tamara Grubb:

Top reasons to attend WSAVA 2023:

International Community

Meet with world-renowned veterinary experts, students, researchers, indstry reps and colleagues from accross the globe! Discuss new medical advances with international, multidisciplinary experts and spark innovative ideas that will improve the way you provide care for pets in your practice.

Multidisciplinary Science

The WSAVA 2023 scientific program will feature many multidisciplinary streams, providing attendees with the chance to learn different aspects of veterinary medicine. Join the scientifics symposia, workshops, non-clinical sessions and more to improve you professional knowledge & skills.

Expert Workshops

The WSAVA workshops are designed to provide participants with practical training on the most contemporary techniques for pet care and treatment. World-renowned experts will take you through different procedures and equip you with new skills to help you excel in your veterinary practice.

Career Growth

At WSAVA 2023 there are plenty of opportunities to propel your medical future and get noticed! The best one is by sending us an abstract. Share your research for a chance to present it at the Congress, get international recognition and allow colleagues interested in your study to follow up and work with you beyond the event.

Meet Us In Person

Be part of the WSAVA global community and get involved in our social events! Get to know colleagues from different cultures, share different perspectives, build strong, meaningful relationships and have some fun, whilst running or walking alongside friends for a good cause!

Explore Lisbon

Lisbon is a lively, bustling city, with many irresistible leisure and cultural events. The Portuguese capital is always evolving, renewing, and re-inventing itself, effortlessly blending traditional heritage, with striking modernism to create a city of contrasts just waiting to be discovered!

WSAVA 2023 will bring new knowledge and collaboration to Lisbon. All we need is YOU to make it a great success!