Vet Nurse Day - October
Fri, Oct 14, 2022

Vet Nurse Day

Vet Nurse Day is celebrated every second Friday in October to honor and honor junior medical professionals who specialize in veterinary medicine. When trouble happens with a pet, it is these specialists who start working with a sick animal, preparing it for further procedures at the veterinarian. In addition, these professionals, together with their knowledge, are indispensable for farming and forestry, for the operation of zoos and nature reserves.


Treating animals, according to historical evidence, began in Mesopotamia about 3 thousand years BC. e. There, the first veterinarian named Urlugaledinna was called “an expert in the treatment of animals.” References to veterinary practice are also present in sacred Hindu texts dating back to 1900 BC. However, the modern form of veterinary medicine began to receive in France in 1761, when Claude Bourgela opened the first school of veterinary medicine. In 1791, the first official college of veterinary medicine in Britain appeared.

The American Veterinary Medical Association was founded in the United States in 1863. Vet Nurse Day is officially founded by the New Zealand Association of Veterinary Nurses.

Interesting facts

On the occasion of the holiday, we can recall the following facts related to both veterinary medicine and animals:

  • since 1930, the life expectancy of cats has doubled: wild cats live up to 5 years, and domestic cats, on average, up to 15 years;
  • in 2010, the humorous Ig Nobel Prize was won by veterinarians who found out that the name of a cow affects the amount of milk it gives;
  • according to statistics, about 80% of the employees of veterinary clinics are women.

How to celebrate

On the occasion of the holiday, you can congratulate all veterinary nurses on social networks. You can also read more about the achievements of veterinary medicine, about the activities of employees of veterinary clinics. If you have acquaintances of veterinary nurses, then you can personally congratulate them on the holiday, as well as give them a nice gift.

When is Vet Nurse Day celebrated in 2022?

Vet Nurse Day is observed on the second Friday of October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 14 2022
Friday October 13 2023
Friday October 11 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Friday October 9 2026

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