World Veterinary Day Award 2013 goes to South African Veterinary Association
In the opening ceremony of the OIE 81st General Session which was held in Paris, France on 26 May 2013, the OIE DG, Dr Bernard Vallat, announced that the application received from South Africa, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development together with the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) was selected by OIE and WVA as the winner of the World Veterinary Day (WVD) 2013 Award.
SAVA representative will be invited to attend the World Veterinary Congress 17 - 20 September in Prague, Czech Republic in order to receive the WVD award price of 1000 US$.
The WVD was celebrated in more than 30 countries around the world. The high number of events celebrating the veterinary profession shows the importance and the involvement of the National Veterinary Associations to promote the veterinary profession on both, national and international levels.
The WVA highly recognizes and appreciates the huge effort and preparation done by each one of the National Veterinary Associations and encourages them to continue the excellent work to promote and strengthen the veterinary profession in their countries.