Happy Veterinary Day! I want to say THANK YOU to all veterinarians who love their profession and treat our pets like their own. They have patience and compassion, and they know how stressful is for a pet parent to have a "kid" sick.
Thank you to Dr. Sanchez in Mexico City, to Dr. Donelly from Banfield in Vista, CA, and to Dr. Renee, Dr. Nancy, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Micaela in Baja. I was fortunate that in every city I lived, I found excellent Veterinarians.
Today is their celebration! World Veterinary Day was initiated by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) since the year 2000 and it is celebrated the last Saturday of April each year. With the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE), they created the World Veterinarian Day Award to reward the best contribution to the veterinary profession. This year the theme is "The role of the veterinary profession in sustainable development to improve livelihoods, food security, and safety"
"Faced with global challenges such as the growing world population and the rise in demand for animal protein,the environment’s deterioration and decrease of natural resources and the emergence of zoonotic diseases, veterinarians are playing a crucial role in securing the development of more sustainable, responsible and efficient livestock production systems to ensure sufficient resources for future generations. "
Submissions end on May 31st, 2018. If you want more information about this, click here for applications and background.
Happy Day to ALL Veterinarians! You rock!