Registration Opens for First WSAVA World Congress in China

Suzhou set to welcome veterinary professionals from around the world


Registration is now open for the first World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) World Congress to take place in China, one of the world’s fastest growing veterinary markets. With a scientific program offering a host of international speakers, the three-day event takes place from 3-5 September 2024 at the International Expo Center in Suzhou, a city with a rich historic and cultural heritage to the west of Shanghai.

WSAVA World Congress 2024 will feature its trademark high quality, evidence-based lectures on clinical and non-clinical topics delivered by global experts. Following the launch of the new WSAVA Reproduction Control Guidelines, the latest thinking on reproduction will be a key focus. Given growing demand for knowledge on dermatology and oncology in Asia, these topics will feature in dedicated streams, while the program also includes a range of lectures on dentistry, diagnostics, cardiology, internal medicine, nutrition and surgery. Streams in Chinese, together with a focus on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), will run alongside the WSAVA program.

Commenting, WSAVA President Dr Ellen van Nierop said: “Our vision is that all companion animals worldwide receive the standard of veterinary care that ensures their optimal health and welfare – and WSAVA World Congress is one of the key ways in which we work towards it. We’re delighted at the quality and depth of the scientific program and we’re particularly looking forward to welcoming recent WSAVA Award recipients, who will share their experiences of leading change in their areas of specialism and of the challenges and opportunities they found along the way.”

She added: “Whatever delegates’ level of experience, they will learn innovative approaches and techniques and practical ideas that they can implement to benefit their patients and their colleagues. And, while the learning on offer is second to none, World Congress is also an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world and to share experiences and learnings in a friendly environment. This includes during the exciting social program which will showcase Suzhou’s fascinating history and current status as one of China’s most dynamic and modern cities. We can’t wait for the annual gathering of our global veterinary community in one of the most dynamic and exciting veterinary markets in the world.”

WSAVA World Congress is the leading global forum for companion animal veterinary professionals. In 2024, it is being hosted jointly by two of the WSAVA’s member associations in the country, the Beijing Small Animal Veterinary Association (BJSAVA) and the Shanghai Small Animal Veterinary Association (SHSAVA). Members of WSAVA member associations receive a discount on registration. Further information is available at