International Day of Veterinary Medicine - December 9
Sat, Dec 9, 2023

International Day of Veterinary Medicine

International Day of Veterinary Medicine is celebrated around the world on December 9th. It is an important holiday to recognize our four-legged friends and the people who take care of them. Diseases can affect animals as well as humans, so it is important to provide them with timely help by contacting a veterinarian.


Veterinary medicine was first mentioned in the 4th century BC, recorded in ancient Egypt. Animals were highly revered and priests provided medical care, as well as shepherds and cattle breeders. The treatments were similar to human treatments, as well as prayers and sacrifices to the Gods. In China, treatment was based on a philosophical approach, while in Rome it was provided in a direct way. The first doctors provided assistance to animals and soldiers alike. Nowadays, there are over 130 veterinarians in the United States and more than 300 throughout Europe. In order to combat animal diseases, it is important to work together.

Interesting facts

  • Veterinarians are more likely than other professions to get lichen.
  • The first year of university will help them decide if they have chosen the right path.
  • They are always in demand.
  • They do not have special career prospects but have an increased sense of responsibility, mercy, and kindness.
  • They often have to perform sad work, such as euthanizing sick animals.
  • They not only treat animals but also study diseases and develop vaccines.

How to take part

You can take part in International Day of Veterinary Medicine by visiting your favorite clinic and congratulating the doctors. Bring treats or order a large pizza to show your appreciation. Learn more about the profession and consider if you want to link your fate to it. Post a photo of your pet on social media with holiday hashtags. Finally, take your four-legged friend to the vet to make sure everything is alright.

When is International Day of Veterinary Medicine celebrated in 2023?

International Day of Veterinary Medicine is observed on December 9 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday December 9 2023
Monday December 9 2024
Tuesday December 9 2025
Wednesday December 9 2026