Last Saturday of April is celebrated as the “World Veterinary Day” every year. This year, Saturday 24th of April was celebrated as World Veterinary Day around the globe with the theme, “One World; One Health, More Cooperation between Veterinarian & Physician, “The WVD is an event to celebrate the key contribution of the veterinarians to the society.
Joining hands with the International Community, Vets Care Organization Pakistan (VCO) organized two days free treatment camp at the Out Door Hospital of University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore on Saturday & Sunday 24 & 25th April, 2010 to mark the World Veterinary Day. The objective was to provide free treatment as well as medicines to all animals coming for treatment at the Outdoor Hospital of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore. The UVAS is the oldest veterinary institute in Asia (established as a Veterinary School in 1882) and is therefore playing a key role in animal health. The outdoor hospital of the U.V.A.S is a famous and historical veterinary hospital in Lahore and therefore, people bring their animals here for treatment and expert veterinary advice.
The Day started with the walk in the university campus to mark the World Veterinary Day lead by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz in which university staffs and students participated to pay tribute to the veterinarians. After walk, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz inaugurated Two Days Free Treatment Camp at the Outdoor hospital of UVAS. Present on the occasion were also, deans, directors and other senior faculty members. Vice Chancellor inaugurated the Two Days Free Treatment Camp by cutting the ribbon. The guests were briefed about the aims and objectives of the occasion, which they appreciated a lot. Vice Chancellor lauded the Vets Care for its efforts in arranging various activities related to animal health and welfare. A large number of veterinary students (Member of the Vets Care Club) voluntarily remained present at the Outdoor hospital whole day to provide veterinary care to all incoming cases from 9 AM – 5 PM on both days.
Large number of all type of animals (cattle, goat, sheep, horse, donkey, cat, dog, birds etc.) were received and examined at the camp which were treated and given medicines free of cost. There were many serious cases which require expensive medication and many of the times, poor farmers remain unable to get their animals treated due to financial problems, and animals remain sick and go through painful life. This event especially provided an opportunity to help such farmers and their animals.
VCO is thankful to all pharmaceutical companies who cooperated in arranging this activity. We are also thankful to the visitors for encouraging the volunteers. Special thanks to all those volunteers who spared their time at U.V.A.S Outdoor Hospital and provided their technicalities for this noble cause.
|Apart from this free treatment camp, beautiful banners and posters were displayed all over inside and outside the campus to pay tribute to the long lasting services of the veterinarians for the society.
A seminar was also organized in the conference hall with reference to the World Veterinary Day