World Veterinary Day 2014 Celebrations in USA

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched the online Animal Welfare hub on April 25, 2014 in celebration of World Veterinary Day.

To celebrate World Veterinary Day 2014, which had as its theme “Animal Welfare,” the AVMA chose to reorganize its animal welfare resources into an easy-to-navigate online hub housed on the AVMA website at

The launch of the new hub was coordinated to coincide with WVD, with concomitant promotion of WVD and the new hub via social media, the AVMA web site, Journal of the AVMA news, and a press release. In addition, Dr. Gail Golab, director of the AVMA’s Animal Welfare Division, participated in the April 29, 2014 Global Webinar on Animal Welfare, which was co-hosted by the World Veterinary Association and the European Commission, and encouraged participants to visit the new hub and review the wealth of animal welfare resources for veterinarians and other members of the animal health care team as well as for the general public. At the same time, the AVMA launched a LinkedIn group for members of the

AVMA and Student AVMA (SAVMA), as well as veterinarians in the international community, to continue discussions initiated during the 2013 AVMA-sponsored intra-professional conversation about animal welfare titled “Can You Hear Me Now? The Conversation.”

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