Celebrating World Veterinary Day

26 April 2017

World Veterinary Day is taking place globally on Saturday 29th April designed to highlight and promote the different facets of the work performed by veterinarians all over the world. Each year, a different topic is selected by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) which are behind this initiative. The theme for 2017 is Antimicrobial Resistance – from awareness to action.

The BSAVA Guide to the Use of Veterinary Medicines contains a very useful section on antibacterials and antimicrobial resistance.

The Association also worked with the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMsoc) to produce the PROTECT range of resources designed to promote responsible antibacterial prescribing.

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

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

BSAVA President John Chitty 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 teams around them do in continuously putting quality care first.”

As James Herriot once said, “I hope to make people realize 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.”