7 Ways to Celebrate World Veterinary Day 2013

Tomorrow is the last Saturday in April, and that means it’s time for us to say… Happy World Veterinary Day!

The World Veterinary Association created World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession – to be observed on the last Saturday of April. Vaccination is the theme for this year’s celebration, so a great way to observe World Veterinary Day would be to check with your veterinarian to make sure all of your pets’ vaccinations are up-to-date. If they’re not, make an appointment today to get that taken care of!

Looking for other ways to observe World Veterinary Day? Here are six more ideas:

  1. Help spread the word by attending World Veterinary Day 2013 on Facebook.
  2. Send an email to your veterinarian telling her/him how much you appreciate what they do to keep the animals in your life healthy.
  3. Give your veterinarian a shoutout on Facebook or other social media. Not only will you make your vet’s day, you’ll also be offering an endorsement that might help any friends and family members who happen to be looking for a veterinarian now or in the future.
  4. If you don’t currently have a veterinarian for your pets, or if you need to find a specialist, look for one on the AVMA’s veterinary locator, MyVeterinarian.com, where you can do a location-based search to find veterinarians near you.
  5. Learn more about the benefits of keeping your pets’ vaccinations current. Here are a few resources from the public resources on our website:
  6. Talk to a friend about the importance of keeping pets vaccinated.

Interested in reading more about World Veterinary Day? Read this JAVMA News article or the official World Veterinary Day press release (PDF) and our own press release about the event.

Please let us know in the comments section what you’re doing to mark World Veterinary Day this year.

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    General Secretary
    Bangladesh livestock Society

  4. We are Celebrating World Veterinary Day (in Kampala, Uganda) and the theme which is “Vaccination to prevent and protect.” Our message this year is to remember Rural farmers who also need access to animal vaccinations. Below is our message…

    The selected theme for World Veterinary Day this year is “Vaccination to prevent and protect,” highlighting the importance of vaccination not just for humans but for animals as well. However, as we talk about all the advances in the pharmaceutical industry and celebrate the protection of animals, we need to think about who has access to the vaccination services.

    In the field of poultry farming, especially in the developing world, there has been a lot of effort to reach commercial farmers and give them access to the vaccinations they need to support their businesses. However, it is now imperative that we turn our attention to rural farmers who continue to struggle to have this same privilege.

    At Brentec Vaccines, our philosophy is to do business in a manner that will transform the livelihood of rural households in Africa by delivering animal health solutions for farmers. Our first step is with rural poultry farmers, manufacturing our KUKUSTAR I-2 Thermostable Newcastle Disease Vaccine that will help them protect their poultry from a killer disease that wipes out thousands of birds every year. We designed KUKUSTAR with these farmers in mind, producing a thermostable vaccine that it is easier to transport to remote areas unlike other Newcastle Disease vaccines that require a cold chain delivery system.

    We chose to address a marginalized group that has been overlooked in the fight to “prevent and to protect.” Rural poultry farming is real. The farmers are real. Their goals and challenges are real. Therefore it is our responsibility to give them the opportunity to acquire the vaccines they need to be successful. So as we discuss vaccination and celebrate this important day, let us please remember that purchasing vaccinations, even in the animal world, should be a choice and not a privilege. Rural farmers should have this choice.

    You can follow us on Twitter, facebook and watch our video posts on YouTube.

    Thank you from the Brentec Vaccines Team.