World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day around the world in 2023
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About World Veterinary Day

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Dates of World Veterinary Day
2024 InternationalApr 27
International Sat, Apr 27Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalApr 29
International Sat, Apr 29Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalApr 30
International Sat, Apr 30Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalApr 24
International Sat, Apr 24Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalApr 25
International Sat, Apr 25Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Veterinary Day.

World Veterinary Day was instigated by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000 to be celebrated annually on the last Saturday in April.

Apart from their well-known role as animal doctors, veterinarians create prevention and control programs against infectious diseases, including those transmissible to humans.

Much more than that, be it for food security, poverty alleviation, prevention and management of risks at the animal-human interface, animal welfare, scientific research or political commitment, veterinarians operate in all sectors of society.

Starting in 2019, the WVA has partnered with Health for Animals, the global animal medicines association, on the World Veterinary Day Award, which honors one WVA member’s activities related to the theme for that year's World Veterinary Day.

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