Created back in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Health, the World Veterinary Day is an annual event whose aim is to bring together the global veterinary community and emphasize the lifesaving work veterinarians do all over the world. Moreover, this day focuses on raising public awareness of the importance of veterinarians.
World Veterinary Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of April and every year there is a theme selected. The theme aims at raising public awareness about the importance of various aspects of animal care and how veterinarians can help. Moreover, there is also a World Veterinary Day Award which is given to an individual, group, or association, which has made the most contribution during the year on the selected theme.
The World Veterinary Association represents more than 500,000 veterinarians on six continents. So, it unites the veterinarians from all over the world. Thus, the World Veterinary Day is a very important event which brings all these individuals together and celebrates their dedication and passion for their profession.
This day encourages collaboration between the veterinary profession in order to make humans, animals, and the environment prosper together. As veterinarians have a crucial role in animal welfare, they don’t seem to be always acknowledged for their hard work and dedication. Therefore, the World Veterinary Day is a great event which gives everyone the opportunity to recognize their work and that all veterinarians feel encouraged and empowered to continue to enhance this field.
This annual event is of great import as it promotes animal health and welfare, as well as, the veterinary profession and the public and private veterinary services. On this day, veterinarians all over the world get together and have meetings where they discuss their ideas, share their experiences, and develop veterinary medicine. Moreover, many veterinary clinics organize events to involve the public and their clients, events like an open house day or free treatments for the pets.
So, you know how important World Veterinary Day is for veterinarians all over the world. Don’t miss a chance to say thank you and share how much you appreciate the work they do for our pets.