Peter is an independent international zoo consultant, critic and writer with over 50 years of work within zoos.
World Veterinary Day
World Veterinary Day takes place on the last Saturday in April each year. In 2022 this takes place on the 30th. It has been a recognized event since 2001 when the the World Veterinary Association gave the date official recognition.
It is important that we all give recognition to the work that vets carry out each and every day. Much of it may be routine and so the work is overlooked. Pets, Farm animals, zoos, conservation, research. This is all important work which can at times be extremely stressful. The suicide rates amongst veterinary staff is higher than the average population. Give them some love today.
I have been lucky enough to have had a number of vets amongst my closest friends and have nothing but admiration for their dedication and resolve.