World Veterinary Day - April
Sat, Apr 27, 2024

World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to veterinarians. It is celebrated every year on the last Saturday in April. Thanks to veterinarians we can stop worrying about the diseases of our animals, wondering how to help them. Qualified specialists will promptly diagnose and prescribe an effective treatment.


The history of World Veterinary Day began in 2000. It was established by the WVA. This day aims to bring people closer to veterinary medicine, to thank people in this field for their work, and to increase the implementation of this medical field in underdeveloped countries.

The history of veterinary medicine is much younger than that of human medicine. It is believed that the main event in its foundation was the establishment of the Royal Veterinary School in France in 1761. The initiative was taken by the Royal Council. Students learned the basics of animal biology and anatomy, learned about existing methods of treating livestock and learned how to apply them in practice.

Today, veterinary medicine is a broad-based field. Doctors help treat both pets, livestock and wild animals in distress. A veterinarian is a profession for caring, animal-loving people with a big heart and powerful stamina.

Interesting facts

  • In today’s world, veterinarians are a necessity, so the relevance of this profession will remain high for decades to come.
  • According to research, both women and men are excellent vets. There is no gender preference here.
  • Veterinarians should primarily protect their face and hand when possible. It is the hand that is more often scratched and bitten as a result of animal aggression. Few people enjoy a visit to the veterinarian.

How to celebrate

Congratulate the veterinarians you know on their professional holiday. Go and see a vet if your pet has any problems. Don’t put it off for too long.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users with pets, how often do they visit the vet?

When is World Veterinary Day celebrated in 2024?

World Veterinary Day is observed on the last Saturday in April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 27 2024
Saturday April 26 2025