12 Jan 2023

World Veterinary Day theme announced!

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and HealthforAnimals are proud to announce the 2023 World Veterinary Day theme:

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession

The 2023 World Veterinary Day will be held on 29th April 2023 and 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.

The WVD Award

Applications are now open for the World Veterinary Day Award, which will honour one WVA Member’s activities related to 2023’s theme.

Provided by the World Veterinary Association and HealthforAnimals, the Award is open to all WVA Veterinary Associations who submit evidence of activities that demonstrate their support of the WVDA 2023 Theme. This may include local campaigns, educational seminars for the public, media campaigns, new research, and other efforts that promote the WVD Award 2023 theme. Applications are accepted until 30th May 2023.

The Award value of USD 5000 will be provided directly to the Association, which may use it for activities, reward hard-working staff, provide scholarships, support their community, etc.

Learn more about this great opportunity!

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