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World Veterinary Day Award 2017. And the winner is...

On 21st May, the WVA and OIE announced the winner of the 2017 World Veterinary Day Award: The National Council of the Order of Veterinarians of France.

World Veterinary Day is observed each year on the last Saturday in April to recognize the work of veterinarians around the world for their contributions to improve animal health and welfare, as well as public health. Each year the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) organize the World Veterinary Day Award to reward the most successful contribution by the veterinary profession on the selected annual theme.  For 2017, the theme was “Antimicrobial Resistance – from Awareness to Action”. 

On 21st May, during the opening ceremony of the OIE General Session, based on their extensive contributions in areas of AMR, the WVA and OIE announced the winner of the 2017 World Veterinary Day Award: The National Council of the Order of Veterinarians of France. The official presentation of the Award will take place at the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea.

Please find attached a short summary of the WVD 2017 celebrations and activities around the world.

The WVA would like to offer our sincere thanks to all the veterinary associations that celebrated the WVD 2017, with special thanks for the enormous efforts and preparations performed by these organizations to celebrate the veterinary profession.