The day was initiated with an aim to educate the public, particularly animal owners and producers, about the benefits of vaccination for the animal, human, and public health.
Current Affairs:The World Veterinary Day was observed on 25 April 2020. The day is observed on the last Saturday of April of every year. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of veterinarians to the health of animals and society. World veterinary Day News
The theme for 2020 World Veterinary Day is “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.” The day is initiated by the World Veterinary Association (WVA).
World Veterinary Day:
World Veterinary Day was first observed in 2001. It is an annual celebration for the veterinary profession. The day aims to promote the work of veterinary professionals from all over the world as they work to improve human and animal welfare, food safety, practices of animal transport and quarantine, the environment, and environmental conservation and protection. The year 2011 was observed as the World Veterinary Year, in commemoration with the founding day of first veterinary school in 1761 in Lyon, France. The day was initiated with an aim to educate the public, particularly animal owners and producers, about the benefits of vaccination for the animal, human, and public health.
World Veterinary Day Award:
On this day, the WVA and global animal medicines association ‘Health for Animals’ will give the World Veterinary Day Award and a sum of $2,500 to a WVA member working alone or with other groups. The award will be presented to the person who submits the best contribution based on the annual theme.