World Veterinary Day is an important initiative of one of IVSA’s main partners; the World Veterinary Association (WVA). This year it will be celebrated on the 26th of April 2014 and will focus on the theme of ‘Animal Welfare’. As always, World Veterinary Day is aimed at bringing the importance of the Veterinary Profession to the general public by underlining the vital role of veterinarians in ensuring animals health and welfare, food safety, food security, safe world trade in animals and animal products as well as protecting public health. Many of our partners, such as OIE and AVMA, participate in World Veterinary Day by organizing their own activities, and this year it’s IVSA’s turn to get involved. In other words: your chance to get involved!!
For the World Veterinary Day Project we are looking for members of MO’s that would jump at the chance of spreading knowledge about our profession, by organizing a local project at one (or more) High Schools during the week before WVD (21-25 April 2014). The setup of the project is pretty free, to ensure you can find a suitable format that fits both you and the school involved. However, it must fit in the context of Animal Welfare, showcase the different roles of veterinarians and be both interactive and informative for high school students.
Experience shows that projects like these are fun to organize and can really motivate high school students! You and your MO can really make a difference!
If you are interested you can sign up your MO by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline 28th of February 2014) The project organizers will then send you some more info.
You don’t have to have a definitive plan or agreement with a high school when you sign up, but if you have either that is of course good!