Today, 30 April 2022, we celebrate World Veterinary Day with the theme “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”.
This celebration was created by the World Veterinary Association in 2000 to be celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April. It is an excellent opportunity to make known, highlight and illustrate the wide variety of duties and responsibilities the veterinarians play at a local, national and international level, the challenges they face in their day-to-day work and their contribution to the benefit of the global society.
For this occasion, Dr Rafael Laguens shares a message for the global veterinary profession in the WVA newsletter:
“On the occasion of the World Veterinary Day, I want to recognise and
thank the veterinary professionals worldwide for their crucial work
supporting animal health, animal welfare, public health, food safety,
food security, and environment protection.”
“The last years have been challenging for everyone and also for the veterinary profession. The veterinary sector has played an extraordinary role in the pandemic response, making vital contributions in fields like research, diagnostics, communication, material donation and many others. Tasks are not always adequately acknowledged.”