World Veterinary Day : April 25, 2015

World Vet Day 2015

From a recent JAVMA (Apr 1, 2015) : World Veterinary Day will be celebrated on April 25, 2015. This celebration is lead by World Vet Association ( The focus of this years “Day” is on vector-borne zoonoses. While most of these don’t pose many overwhelming threats in North America, they pose significant losses (productivity and mortality) in many other places globally.

This week, MSU-College Vet Medicine is hosting 4 visitors from Uganda. Our guests are associated with their National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO : and the National Livestock Resource Research Institute (NaLIRRI). These agencies function much like our USDA.

Also of note: the American Public Health Association (APHA) is celebrating “National Public Health Week. In a spirit of “One Health” why not check out their website: for ideas and events in your area.