Celebrating World Vet Day

27 April 2016

The BSAVA would like to mark World Vet Day (April 30) by shining a light on the extraordinary work being carried out by veterinarians and vet practices.

From lifesaving surgery to routine vaccinations, our profession leads the way in animal welfare improvements, keeping pets healthy and ensuring good science and education are at the heart of our daily practice.

BSAVA President Susan Dawson said: “We are proud of the passion, professionalism, scientific endeavour, innovation and dedication shown by vets and vet practices each and every day. It is important to take all opportunities to celebrate the great work vets and the clinical teams around them do in continuously putting quality care first.&”

As James Herriot once said: “I hope to make people realise how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs.&”

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Awards were presented to veterinary professionals for their outstanding contributions to veterinary life during the recent BSAVA Congress. Find out more about these deserving winners here and have a think about who you would nominate for the 2017 awards (nominations open on the BSAVA website in May).