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World Veterinary Day 2023: Check History, Significance, Theme here

World Veterinary Day 2023: World Veterinary Day is an annual celebration on the last Saturday in April, which aims to raise awareness about the value of veterinary professionals and their contribution to animal health, welfare or general societal well-being.  It is observed all across the world through a variety of events, including public talks, seminars, workshops, […]

Edited By : Sakshi | Updated: Apr 25, 2023 11:11 IST
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World Veterinary Day 2023

World Veterinary Day 2023: World Veterinary Day is an annual celebration on the last Saturday in April, which aims to raise awareness about the value of veterinary professionals and their contribution to animal health, welfare or general societal well-being. 

It is observed all across the world through a variety of events, including public talks, seminars, workshops, and social media campaigns. It is a chance to acknowledge and value the effort and commitment put forth by veterinarians in preserving the health and welfare of both humans and animals.

World Veterinary Day 2023: Theme

This year the theme for World Veterinary Day 2023 is “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession.”

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World Veterinary Day 2023: History

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) created World Veterinary Day and it was first observed on April 29, 2000. Since then, a different subject has been selected each year to emphasise a particular area of veterinary medicine, and it has been observed every year on the last Saturday in April. The chance to recognise and appreciate the tremendous achievements that veterinarians have made to society as well as to raise awareness of the value of veterinary medicine is provided by this day.

The WVA also offers the World Veterinary Day Awards to recognise people or organisations who have made important contributions to veterinary medicine and animal welfare, in addition to festivities and events planned by veterinary associations and organisations around the world.

World Veterinary Day 2023: Significance

In addition to contributing significantly to human and animal health, veterinarians also play a key role in sustainability and environmental protection. They work to ensure animal welfare in a variety of places, such as farms, zoos, and natural ecosystems.

 By collaborating with conservation groups and wildlife management organisations, they also support the preservation of biodiversity and the conservation of endangered species. Veterinarians contribute to a more sustainable future for all of us by resolving concerns related to animal welfare and encouraging sustainable agricultural practices.

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First published on: Apr 25, 2023 11:11 AM IST

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