24 Apr World Veterinary Day April 24, 2021
Today is World Veterinary Day and for 2021, the theme is to honour veterinarians for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the American Veterinary Medicine Association website:
The World Veterinary Association wants member associations to tell the WVA how veterinarians have helped the world respond to COVID-19. The theme of World Veterinary Day 2021, which falls on April 24, is “Veterinarian response to the COVID-19 crisis.”
The WVA created World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession, taking place on the last Saturday of April. Starting two years ago, the WVA has partnered with Health for Animals, the global animal medicines association, on the World Veterinary Day Award, which honors one WVA member’s activities related to the theme.
According to this year’s award announcement, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic “changed life as we know it and significantly affected the global human and animal populations.
“And yet, through this challenging time, veterinary medicine meaningfully and rapidly evolved, demonstrating veterinarians’ ability to cope, adjust, and adapt; and to continue in their role as leaders of animal health and welfare and public health.”