New WSAVA Translation Committee aims to make our content accessible to members around the world

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A multi-language approach can help us make our community truly global

During WSAVA World Congress, the WSAVA’s new Translation Committee held its first meeting. It has been created to help us overcome the language barriers we face and, in so doing, to increase participation from members around the world.

The Committee is chaired by Martín Soberano, a veterinarian from Argentina and Global Educational Partner of the WSAVA. Other members include the volunteers who already translate this ebulletin:

  • Vivian He from China
  • Olga Kurbatova from Russia
  • Anna Martí from Spain

This month, for the first time, the e-bulletin is coming to you in Portuguese. Thank you very much to our new translator, Ana Teresa Reisinho!

Ana qualified from the University of Lisbon in 2003 and a took a Master’s in Medical Parasitology in 2011, with a thesis in canine leishmaniasis. She has a special interest in exotic pet medicine and surgery. After working for eight years in small animal practice, she returned to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Lisbon and works in its small animal and exotic pets internal medicine service. She lives in Setúbal, south of Lisbon, and has two rescue cats – Merlin and Gandalf.

A French language version is coming soon with more languages to be added as soon as volunteers come forward. In return for their contribution, WSAVA translators earn points towards incentives, such as World Congress registration, flights and accommodation.

We are also looking to translate more of our press releases, guidelines and other resources into more languages going forward.

If you could help us to translate WSAVA content into your language, please contact Martin Soberano at He would love to hear from you!

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