World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day History

World Veterinary Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April. The day was started by the World Veterinary Association on April 29, 2001 to raise awareness about the important role of veterinarians. On this day the world recognizes the role of veterinarians in promoting animal health and public health. The day is organized by the World Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Health. Veterinary medicine has been with us since ancient times when people used animals for transportation and agriculture. Veterinarians play their role in society by protecting animals from diseases, promoting public health. Veterinarians protect us from diseases that spread from animals to humans, such as rabies, Ebola, zoonotic diseases.

World Veterinary Day

Celebrating World Veterinary

This day is celebrated in different ways in different countries like This day is celebrated by organizing seminars, essay writing competitions, vaccination campaigns, veterinary awareness, advisories and issuing newsletters etc.