This year (2021), World Veterinary Day takes place on Saturday, April 24th. This year’s theme is The Veterinarian Response to the Covid-19 Crisis. Veterinary professionals had to quickly adjust their practices and clinic safety procedures in order to continue to serve their patients while keeping their staff and patient families safe during a worldwide pandemic.
Of course, the dreaded Corona Virus wasn’t a new word for seasoned veterinary professionals, but COVID-19 was a whirlwind no one was expecting. Human nurses and doctors were faced with the impossible challenge of keeping up with the mental and physical wellbeing of the public and themselves. We salute them and are forever in their debt. We felt we had to mention and give them a much-deserved shoutout before diving back into the veterinary world.
We also want to give thanks and understanding to all of our fellow veterinarians who made tough choices and continued to provide critical care in 2020. A special shout out goes to our amazing staff of front of house, veterinary technicians, and kennel team for keeping cool under the pressure of these new regulations, and keeping us organized so we were able to continue to see our beloved patients who needed us during this time just as they did before.
We are looking forward and feeling hopeful for the year 2021 and are grateful for our clients who have been so patient and understanding in following these new procedures. Thank you to every veterinarian and clinic staff member for all of the love you provide to our fur babies every day.
We feel privileged to have an entire holiday honors the work we love to do. We couldn’t imagine anything better than being able to celebrate this day with our team and patients.