The OIE celebrates the World Veterinary Day 2014
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) joins the celebration of this special day, Saturday 26th April 2014, organised by the WVA and dedicated to the veterinary profession.
Numerous events around the world will give the opportunity to a large
audience to discover or rediscover the different facets of the work
being done by veterinarians all over the world.
The activities of the Veterinary Services are recognised as a global public good because of their role in protecting animal health and welfare, and as key players in ensuring food security through the primary production of animals, safeguarding public health and ensuring food safety (milk, eggs, meat, etc.) and the sanitary safety of international trade. They also contribute to reducing poverty among rural populations in developing countries by helping them to preserve their precious livestock capital, so crucial to their survival.
The OIE has as its mandate and goal the improvement of animal health and welfare worldwide, regardless of the cultural practices or the economic situations in member countries. In addition to its activities aimed at developing health standards for disease control methods and international trade in animals and animal products, collecting, analysing and disseminating veterinary scientific information, and guaranteeing transparency of the world animal health situation, the OIE has set up support programmes for countries seeking to improve the capacities of their public and private components of national Veterinary Services.
World Veterinary Day Award
The theme for the World Veterinary Day 2014 is Animal Welfare.
On 25th May 2014, the OIE and WVA will announce the country winner of the World veterinary day award during the opening ceremony of the OIE 82nd General Session, that will receive the WVD 2014 Award with a price of 1000 US$.
• World Veterinary Day 2014
• World Veterinary Day Award 2014