Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France
We all have them in our lives, those friends that are loyal to the end, that want nothing from us but love and the occasional meal. We are, of course, talking about our animal friends, the scaly fish that swim in the tank, the purring fur-ball that awaits us at the door each day and does everything in its power to prevent us from getting anything productive done, and the wagging tail waiting to join us on the morning jog. What would our lives be without pets in them? A lot less. International Day of Veterinary Medicine dedicates itself to recognizing the field of medicine that keeps our friends alive, and the people who practice it.
History of International Day of Veterinary Medicine
The International Day of Veterinary Medicine lauds those companies and organizations like the American Veterinary Medicine Association that work every year not just to promote the development of veterinary medicine, but to ensure that information is made available to pet owners like you that will enable you to make the best choices for them. Whether that’s a notice about the contents of a new dog food (that sometimes leads to them getting recalled, like Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor Wet Food in October of 2016) or a new medicine that you may want to ask your veterinarian about for rovers, these organizations are on the cutting edge of Veterinary Medicine.
International Day of Veterinary Medicine also celebrates those intrepid souls who work hard to keep our animals safe, and are constantly going through ongoing education to stay at the very front of the medicine that will keep our pets alive and healthy for years to come. A special shout-out goes to those who practice exotic animal medicine, learning about critters that are rarely kept as pets.
How to Celebrate International Day of Veterinary Medicine
International Day of Veterinary Medicine is best celebrated by showing your veterinarian some extra love. Supply them with fruit baskets or just a card, and let them know how much their work means to you. You can also celebrate it by studying the newest innovations in veterinary medicine and sharing them with your friends and co-workers who own pets, you may just discover something that will help your own furry or scaly friends live a little longer! International Day of Veterinary Medicine is also a great time to make that long put-off appointment for your pets.