Vet Nurse Day is an annual event which takes place on the second Friday of October. This event aims at providing an opportunity to acknowledge the important roles vet nurses play as part of the veterinary medical team. Veterinary nurses are a crucial member of the veterinary medical team and this day strives to reinforce their value and professionalism.
Veterinary nurses have a valuable role and they help in surgery, administration or consultations. Thus, the Vet Nurse Day is a great time to show how grateful we all are for the vet nurses and for the job they perform.
Every year on Vet Nurse Day, there are a Vet Nurse of the Year and the Student Vet Nurse of the Year Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate nurses who have provided exceptional service, deliver the highest possible standard of care and occupy a pivotal position in a veterinary health care team.
How to Celebrate Vet Nurse Day?
Vet Nurse Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the veterinary nurse profession. It is mostly celebrated in veterinary clinics and practices across Australia. Most of these clinics observe the Vet Nurse Day by decorating their clinics, sharing a morning tea, or having an open day.
If you happen to celebrate this day, make sure you share images by using the #VetNurseDay #myVNCA hashtag. Consider this day as a great event to thank veterinary nurses across Australia for their ongoing support.
The Vet Nurse Day was also supported by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA). The NZVNA has been celebrating this day every year, but last year they decided that just one day doesn’t seem to be fair. Instead, they decided to extend the celebration to a period of one week. Hence, instead of a Vet Nurse Day, they decided to have a Vet Nurse Awareness Week. Last year, the Vet Nurse Awareness Week 2018 took place on October 8-12. With a period of one week, the vet nurses and clinics will have a greater opportunity to celebrate all that is good about veterinary nurses. The Vet Nurse Awareness Week focuses on educating the public about veterinary nurses and their vital role as part of the veterinary team.
In order to celebrate the Vet Nurse Day or Vet Nurse Awareness Week, you can decorate your clinic with posters and banners, have an open day at your clinic to showcase your clinic facilities and services, organize a hospital tour or special seminars at your clinic.