World Veterinary Day 2022: World Veterinary Day is observed on the last Saturday of April month. World Veterinary Day 2022 date falls on 30th April. This day aims to spread awareness about animal health care. The day also reaches to be a responsible pet owner, being well informed about different aspects related to pet care.
World Veterinary Day 2022: Theme
The World Veterinary Day 2022 theme will be strengthening veterinary resilience. This means providing veterinary doctors with all sorts of help.
World Veterinary Day: History and Significance
The World Veterinary Day history traces back to 1863. Professor John Gamgee from the Veterinary College of Edinburgh had invited veterinarians from Europe to attend a meeting, which was named International Veterinary Congress. In 1906, the members of the 8th session of the World Veterinary Congress had formed a permanent committee.
In the 15th session of Congress in Stockholm, the permanent committee and other members felt a need for a bigger organization. Hence, with the next Congress session conducted in 1959, in Madrid, World Veterinary Association was established. A new constitution was formed in the year 1977 and the structure of the organization was also changed completely. The world veterinary Association comprises members belonging to 70+ nations.
Each and every member of the association is required to pay a certain membership fee. In 2001, the World Veterinary Association took the decision of celebrating World Veterinary Day on the last Saturday of April.
World Veterinary Association collaborated with World Organization for Animal Health and decided to give World Veterinary Day Award. This has been started in 2008 to encourage the veterinary profession. This award was first won by Kenya Veterinary Association.