Our pets are more than just strange four-legged creatures sharing our homes with us. They are family, and that means we want the absolute best for them. Giving our pets the best means access to food and water, adequate shelter, lots of love, exercise, and quality medical care when they need it.
Without veterinarians and, just as importantly, veterinary medicine, many animal illnesses and accidents would have very tragic endings. Over the years veterinary medicine has evolved in leaps and bounds, saving countless pets’ lives. As a thank you to the hard work of veterinarians and veterinary scientists throughout the world, the International Day of Veterinary Medicine is recognised once a year on 9 December.
Why We Recognise the International Day of Veterinary Medicine:Companies and organisations that strive to promote and develop veterinary medicine deserve to be lauded for their contribution to the health and wellbeing of millions of animals. Not only do these people aide in nurturing, funding and leading advances in veterinary medicine, they also ensure vital and accurate information is available to pet owners, enabling them to make the best choices for their pets.
Information that needs to be available to pet owners to ensure their pets’ health include:
- Notices or warnings about harmful contents in pet foods and toys.
- Detailed information on the safety and efficacy of new veterinary medicines.
How to Celebrate the International Day of Veterinary Medicine:The best way to celebrate is by showing some appreciation to your pets’ veterinarian. Send them a thank-you card or bunch of flowers to let them know how much their work means to you (and your furry family!). An important, wise way to celebrate the International Day of Veterinary Medicine is to book your dog or cat for a general checkup. Ensuring your pet is healthy is a great way to honour the hard work of veterinary practitioners and scientists around the world.
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