Welcome (Mohamed Faisal WAVMA President)
It is my great honor that you have elected me as the President of this unique international organization of aquatic veterinary medicine. I am humbled by the outstanding work done by previous Presidents, Board Members, and committees of WAVMA. However, I assure you that I will do my best to rise to the challenges that face our profession through work with the distinguished members of our 2013 board, stakeholders, and all of you.
In 2012, WAVMA continued its worldwide expansion and several milestones have already been achieved. 2013 will witness not only the completion and fine tuning of these programs, but also their implementation. The success of our field depends on the balance of conservation, aquaculture, and aquarium medicine, and WAVMA must continue to behest and guide their integration. This year I am fortunate to be working with five internationally renowned WAVMA fellows. I count on our esteemed fellows to develop long-term plans for all the scientific activities of WAVMA. I encourage all of our members to nominate potential fellows for 2013 to enrich our activities and to rise to the next level.
I am also looking forward to the completion and implementation of the Aquatic Veterinary General Practitioner Credentialing Program that will recognize our members who have met the necessary credentials as certified aquatic veterinary practitioners.
2013 WAVMA Programs
Once again, this year's WAVMA Program has a strong educational theme with WAVMA being involved in organization or providing content for five meetings:
3rd International Aquaculture Biosecurity Conference. Munich. 25 - 27 September
Two further educational projects will become available this year - monthly/bimonthly webinars and the Cert-AqVP. Keep an eye on Members-L, eNews
pages for further information.
Access to current, quarterly, Aquatic Vet News
and thriving listservs provides contact with professional colleagues, meetings and job vacancies globally. Membership brings many other benefits including discounts on text books and webinars, access to scholarships and unlimited cloud back-up of computers allowing you to access and/or share your documents on any computer, tablet or smartphone.
WAVMA membership means being part of the largest aquatic veterinary association which actively strives to achieve its Mission Statement
. Additionally, with the new programs introduced for 2013, your membership dues could save you well over $600 annually in member discounts and services.
WAVMA is an Affiliate member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
and an Associate member of the World Veterinary Association (WVA)