Celebrating World Veterinary Day 2021
As veterinarians at Full Circle Vet Care, we recognize that veterinarians play an important role in keeping the health of the world’s animals at the highest level possible. We are very proud and happy to contribute to the health and well-being of our animal friends.
Part of what we do is educate pet owners to the links between human, animals and environment. For example, we teach that exposing humans or animals to toxic chemicals is going to be unhealthy for all. This years celebration of World Veterinary Day 2021 is focused on this holistic approach to the world.
As one-health advocates, veterinarians know that environmental, human, and animal health are inextricably linked, according to the World Veterinary Association. The theme of World(wide) 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 vet profession, taking place on the last Saturday of April. Starting last year, 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.
“More than ever, during the current global SARS CoV-2 pandemic, it is critical for veterinarians around the world to come together to solve our common One Health challenges, to continue to provide high quality educational opportunities for veterinarians and students, to protect animal welfare, and to support each other, ” says President Patricia Turner.
The WVA and Health for Animals will confer the World Veterinary Day 2021 Award and $2,500 for the best contribution on the annual theme by a WVA member association working alone or with other groups.
4TH ANNUAL GLOBAL ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS (2020) The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh, Scotland the award for Veterinary School of the Year. Since 2011 the School has been home to the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education. The Centre provides teaching and training activities in animal welfare at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the veterinary school and contributes to student engagement in animal welfare. The school also organizes numerous outreach projects for veterinarians and organizations on a global scale.
Details about WVD and the WVD Awards are available at the WVA website.