Did You Know April 29th is World Veterinary Day?
World Veterinary Day was established in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) to commemorate those in the veterinary profession. The day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April and honours the profession’s role in the health and well-being of animals, people, and communities worldwide.
Each year, a different theme is chosen to help highlight a particular cause or issue. This year’s theme is “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession” and celebrates efforts from veterinarians, veterinary associations, and others to advocate for fairness and equity. Applications are now open for the World Veterinary Day Award, which honours one WVA member’s activities related to this year’s theme.
The WVA encourages the global veterinary community to participate in World Veterinary Day.
How will you celebrate this special day? Here are a few ideas to get involved.