Happy World Veterinary Day 2022! We are so excited to celebrate this special day with all of our veterinary professional friends around the world. This day truly celebrates the amazing work that vets do to protect and promote animal health and welfare. We are so proud to be part of such a compassionate and dedicated profession!
The Date and Theme of World Veterinary Day 2022
This year World Veterinary Day 2022 takes place on Saturday, 30th April 2022. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience.” But, what does that mean, and why is it important?
Veterinary resilience refers to the ability of veterinarians to withstand and recover from difficulties and challenges. It’s essential for the wellbeing of both individuals and the profession as a whole.
Many factors can affect veterinary resilience. These include personal factors, such as personality and coping strategies; professional factors, such as workload and job satisfaction; and environmental factors, such as support from colleagues and management.
That’s why World Veterinary Day 2022 is all about raising awareness of the importance of veterinary resilience and sharing best practices for building it. There are many things that veterinarians, practices, and organizations can do to support resilience. Here are just a few examples:
- Promote work-life balance by providing flexible work arrangements
- Encourage open communication about stressors and challenges
- Offer support and resources for dealing with complex cases
- Foster a culture of wellness and self-care
- Give your staff some awesome veterinarian thank you gifts
We can help ensure that veterinarians can provide the best possible care for animals and their owners by supporting veterinary resilience.
The Importance of Strengthening Veterinary Resilience
The world is constantly changing and with it the way we live and work. One of the most critical changes in our world is the increasing awareness of the importance of resilience. Veterinary resilience is one area that has been identified as essential for the future of our planet.
Veterinary resilience is the ability to effectively respond to and recover from adverse events. It is vital for veterinarians, veterinary staff, and animal owners worldwide. By building resilience in our veterinary community, we can improve preparedness for future challenges and better protect animals and human health.
World Veterinary Day 2022 is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of veterinary resilience and its importance. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. Here are some ideas:
- Host an event or webinar on veterinary resilience
- Share articles and blog posts on social media using the hashtag #WorldVetDay
- Write an article or blog post about your own experiences with veterinary resilience
- Encourage your clients and animal owners to talk about the importance of resilience with their veterinarians
- Make a donation to a veterinary disaster relief fund
By working together, we can build a more resilient world for animals and humans alike. So let’s make World Veterinary Day 2022 a day to remember!
The World Veterinary Day Award
In 2008 the World Veterinary Day Award was created to recognize an outstanding organization that has made stellar awareness and contribution to the current years’ theme. Any member of the WVA can enter and participate. Listed below are the last five years’ winners, theme, and their efforts to achieve the award:
- 2021: Winner: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Theme– The Veterinarian Response to the Covid–19 Crisis.
“Throughout the SARS-CoV-2 global crisis and continuing to the present, the AVMA has demonstrated stellar national and international leadership by supporting veterinary professionals around the world with critical information and resources,” said WVA President Dr. Patricia Turner.
- 2020: Winner- Indian Veterinary Association- Kerala.
Theme– Environmental Protection for Improving Animal and Human Health.
Amidst the beginning of the pandemic, the Indian Veterinary Association shifted its efforts to virtual safe awareness through partnership and engagement with veterinary professionals. They organized 75 WVD activities to raise awareness and support the years’ theme.
- 2019: Winner- Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA).
Theme– Value of Vaccination.
UVA organized vaccination campaigns, radio interviews, seminars, workshops, career and guidance programs to raise awareness on the value of vaccinating.
- 2018: Winner- Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA).
Theme– The Role of the Veterinary Profession in Sustainable Development to Improve Livelihoods, Food Security, and Safety.
UVA organized many activities to recognize the theme, such as radio talk shows, seminars, documentaries, and press conferences.
- 2017: Winner- The National Council of the Order of Veterinarians of France
Theme– Antimicrobial Resistance- From Awareness to Action.
To achieve this award, this organization held meetings, continuing education sessions, national congresses, symposiums, etc. All of these efforts exemplified how to fight antibiotic resistance by raising awareness to do so.
Information view the World Veterinary Day 2022 Award application. Submission deadline for applications is 30th May 2022.
The Final Say
That’s all for today. We hope you found this post helpful and that you will join us in celebrating World Veterinary Day 2022! Let us know in the comments below what your veterinary practice did to celebrate. As always, thanks for reading!