The World Veterinary Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April to recognize the work of veterinarians around the world and their contributions to improving animal health and welfare as well as public health.
The 2023 World Veterinary Day is celebrated on 29th of April and has the theme “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession”.
Applications are now open for the World Veterinary Day Award, which honours one WVA Member’s activities related to 2023’s theme.
The 2023 Theme
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession
The 2023 World Veterinary Day celebrates efforts from veterinarians, veterinary associations and others to advocate for fairness and equity. Removing barriers and improving inclusiveness through diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices, in a diverse world, needs a special focus. The well-being of all veterinarians is enhanced when diversity, equity and inclusion is promoted and applied.
World Veterinary Day Award winners
2022: The WVA and HealthforAnimals have selected the NVMA for its commitment for both public health and the health of the veterinarians as they kept working to maintain health of humand and health of animals. VNMA was in the Taraba Television studio to tell the general public, the significance of World Veterinary Day, the Veterinarians, their work, and their impact while adhering to the theme of the year “Strengthening Veterinarians Resilience”.
2021: American Veterinary Medical Association – report of all the nominees and the final recipient
2020: Indian Veterinary Association – Kerala: report of all the nominees and the final recipient
2019: Uganda Veterinary Association – report of all the nominees and the final recipient