World Veterinary Day 2023 History, Messages, Wishes, Quotes and Status

It is observed on the last Saturday of April every year. The day was initiated by the World Veterinary Association in 2000 and has been observed since 2001. The main objective of this day is to make animal husbandry aware of various issues while accepting the veterinary profession worldwide.

A theme related to animal husbandry, or the welfare of animals is decided every year to coincide with the day and that theme is promoted everywhere. Veterinary institutions, veterinary educational institutions, and voluntary organizations involved in veterinary medicine organize various programs on that day.

Furthermore, the World Veterinary Association awards individuals or organizations who have tirelessly committed themselves to the field of veterinary medicine. Our pets are very dear to us. We make every effort to protect pets. Just as humans are affected by various diseases, our pets are also affected by various complex diseases.

Veterinarians are our only hope then. People spend their whole lives trying to heal a pet. Veterinarians love our pets more than we do. Vets are the most selfless and caring people in the world. They treat our pets with utmost care. So having a special day for them is a must.  Today on World Veterinary Day all vets should be honored for their work.

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History of World Veterinary Day

In 1761, the first Royal Veterinary School was established in Lyon, France. There the students were taught the treatment of animal diseases. And this veterinary school was established by the Royal Council of State of King Louis XV. Then the Veterinary Congress was held internationally and was held in Edinburgh in 1863.

The meeting was attended by Professor John Gamgee of the Veterinary College of Edinburgh. He invited everyone to attend a conference of veterinarians in Europe known as the Veterinary Congress. The congress aimed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience in veterinary medicine in European countries and the Veterinary Association helped to this end.

The Congress was working to improve animal health and welfare in food production and to establish international animal treatment standards. Then in 1959, the World Veterinary Association was established which was held in Madrid. There a constitution was drawn up and a decision was taken to create a world body.

The purpose of the World Veterinary Association is to give greater emphasis to the health and welfare of animals, the environment, and public health, and to work accordingly in pursuit of animal welfare goals in which various associations and organizations worldwide help. Such as WHO, OIE, and FAO. World Veterinary Day was first established in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association. Since then, this day is being celebrated worldwide. And day by day veterinary medicine is improving more and more.

Significance of World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day honors veterinarians for their valuable work. Veterinarians work hard to treat our pets. We all know that human life will not be healthy if animals are not healthy. A few days ago we faced the corona epidemic. The corona epidemic was mainly spread from the body of animals. Since the corona pandemic, we have realized just how important animal welfare is.

Any complex disease can enter the human body at any time from the body of animals and it can be the most dangerous for humans. So, the contribution of veterinarians is unforgettable. Veterinarians have been trying with their lives to discover a corona vaccine during the corona pandemic. Because the disease spread from the animal body, only veterinarians were able to find a cure for it. Veterinarians from different countries have been able to discover vaccines through joint research. Because of this, our world is now much healthier.  But compared to other doctors.

Veterinarians are not highly valued which is why many people do not want to choose this profession. But we must not forget those veterinarians can solve various complex diseases like epidemics. So, it is most important to evaluate them. We love our pets. We rely on veterinarians to protect pets. The role of veterinarians in curing any disease in pets is unparalleled.  All pet food health suggestions we get from veterinarians.

Veterinarians provide us with important information about how our pets will stay healthy and how we can take proper care of them.  World Veterinary Day is celebrated to honor all veterinarians worldwide. And how necessary veterinarians are to our society and how important the role they continue to play is highlighted globally.

The medicines they discover are always needed for the well-being of our animals.  World Veterinary Day is celebrated to make people aware of how veterinarians are helping us every day.

How to celebrate World Veterinary Day?

The prolonged covid-19 pandemic of a few days ago changed the lives of humans and other animals.  was significantly affecting the way of life of humans and other animals worldwide. Yet through these challenging times, veterinarians adapted to the situation and tried to continue their services. By combining technology they continue to play a role in public health through animal health and welfare and safe protein supply.

They were working to keep the wheels of the economy moving. During the global epidemic, veterinarians were providing technical support and training in the detection of corona in different countries of the world. Not only that, but different countries also took the help of veterinarians to provide corona vaccination to people.

They were providing services to common people with on-spot training. These veterinarians worked on the production of corona vaccine and testing its efficacy in animal models. We can never deny the way vets are constantly helping us. Their contribution was the highest during the Corona period. Today is World Veterinary Day. Now let’s know how the day is celebrated-


There are many organizations worldwide that constantly research the health of animals in their diets and treatments. Veterinarians are constantly using donated funds for research. You can donate money to some such organizations today on World Veterinary Day. This will greatly help the research work of veterinarians.


Volunteering to treat animals is a great thing. This will allow you to work with different vets. And you will develop experience in veterinary medicine. There are various organizations where you can volunteer to treat animals. You can contact those organizations and join them as volunteers on Veterinary Day today. You will find such opportunities at various animal adoption agencies, animal clinics, and animal shelters.

Organize event

Many are unaware of the contribution of veterinarians. There is a constant need to make people aware of the invaluable contribution that veterinarians make to society. Today on Veterinary Day you can organize an event. Where you can sit down with your family and children as well as people around you to discuss treatment and the contributions of veterinarians.

And by doing this they will get an idea and can also visit different zoos where the vets are constantly working to take care of the animals. By observing the zoo, you will see the animal treatment.

World Veterinary Day Quotes

Increasing population pressure and unwanted interference in the wildlife environments, unscientific domestic animal husbandry, and distorted food habits have made the normal life process of humans vulnerable, the best examples of which are new coronaviruses including Sars, Mars, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, etc. In addition, many diseases including dengue, malaria, black fever, chikungunya, Zika, waterpox, and diarrhea are transmitted to humans by various insects including mosquitoes, flies, and other diseases that originate from animals.

Almost all the epidemics that have occurred in the world have originated from animals. The source of the novel coronavirus or covid-19 is bats or bats. Many believe the virus originated in a wild animal market in Wuhan, China.  Be it a bat or a monkey, there is no room to disagree that it came from some animal. Therefore, there is no alternative to implementing a ‘one health’ system to control these diseases.

More initiatives should be taken to increase the simultaneous participation and contribution of human doctors as well as veterinarians on a health issue.  Veterinarians need to focus on self-employment efforts and contributions to society to diversify the profession. Let’s take a look at some quotes on World Veterinary Day today through which we can appreciate the role of veterinarians-

  • “Make your life your art. It doesn’t have to be that you’re an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that’s your art. Find your art; find the thing you love.”  -Gerard Way.
  • “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”― Leo Tolstoy
  • Your life is your art. It doesn’t have to be that you’re an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that’s your art. Find your art; find the thing you love–Gerard Way

World Veterinary Day Messages/Wishes

About 75 percent of human pathogens come from animals and aquatic organisms. Unsanitary meat processing and sale, consumers’ interest in fresh or fresh meat, and close relationships or contact with animals increase the risk of the outbreak of new viruses. Veterinarians have been working tirelessly for the welfare of the human community for a long time.

It is important to ensure an environment where medical doctors and veterinarians work together for prevention. Veterinarians worldwide are making great strides in disease diagnosis and surveillance systems. Veterinarians are also making important contributions to disease prevention and vaccine development through research.

Veterinarians play a significant role in ensuring a healthy environment for animal husbandry, production, and consumption.  Therefore, World Veterinary Day is celebrated every year in honor of veterinarians. Today on World Veterinary Day, you can make your friend’s vet’s day and support their work by sending them a nice greeting message.  Below are some greetings for you-

  • Vets are legends. Those who selflessly love and treat our pets. Happy World Veterinary Day
  • The veterinary profession is a humanitarian profession. Where veterinarians are serving animals without thinking about their interests. So we should give due respect to vets. Happy World Veterinary Day.
  • Vets are real superheroes. Our pets are safe because of them. Happy World Veterinary Day.

World Veterinary Day Status

World Veterinary Day is a special day for animal care practitioners around the world. The day is celebrated with due dignity all over the world on the last Saturday of April every year. Every country in the world observes World Veterinary Day by organizing seminars, symposiums, free animal treatment and counseling, and vaccination programs.

Veterinarians’ heroism has been written around the world during the pandemic. The head of Pfizer’s covid vaccine discovery team. Albert Borla is a veterinarian.  Inventor of PPE safe reuse technique F.  Hankenson is also a veterinarian. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 70 percent of all viral diseases worldwide originate from wildlife. In addition, the WHO says that if the capture and sale of live wildlife continues, more viral diseases will be created in the world.

Veterinarians are researching these diseases for human welfare. If the health of the animals of the world is not protected, human health will not be protected. Animal health is first and foremost necessary for human health. Let’s share some status to honor the veterinarians today on World Veterinary Day. For your convenience, here are some statuses that you can collect today on World Veterinary Day-

  • Happy World Veterinary Day to all veterinarians. Make your day today as you continue to make our pets’ lives better.
  • Dear Veterinarian, your life may not be rich, but you deserve the highest respect from us because you heal stupid animals. Happy World Veterinary Day.
  • Best wishes to all the veterinarians of the world today on World Veterinary Day. May your life be beautiful.

FAQ about World Veterinary Day

Who is the father of veterinary medicine?

James Harlan Steele. Source-Wikipedia

What is the full name of the vet?

A veterinarian (vet) is a medical professional who practices veterinary medicine.

When was World Veterinary Day celebrated in India?

World Veterinary Day is observed on the last Saturday of April every year.

Veterinarians contribute a lot to the food security of the country, reducing unemployment and ensuring safe food. Ensuring the welfare of humans and animals is the main objective of World Veterinary Day. Veterinarians are solely responsible for the health care, feeding, treatment, and care of animals.  ‘Whoever loves life, that person serves God!’ Based on this quote of Swami Vivekananda, a veterinarian can easily attain closeness to God by serving animals.