Vets Care Organization Pakistan celebrates World Veterinary Day by holding two days free veterinary treatment camp at the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Outdoor Hospital.

The last Saturday of April is celebrated as World Veterinary Day. This year, April 24th was celebrated around the globe with the theme, One World, One Health: More Cooperation between Veterinarian & Physician. WVD is an event to celebrate the key contribution of the veterinarians to society.

Joining hands with the International Community, Vets Care Organization Pakistan (VCO) organized two days free treatment camp at the UVAS Outdoor Hospital in Lahore. The UVAS is the oldest veterinary institute in Asia (established as a Veterinary School in 1882) and therefore plays a key role in animal health. The outdoor hospital of the UVAS is well known in Lahore and people bring their animals here for treatment and expert veterinary advice.

The Day started with a walk in the university campus led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, in which university staff and students participated to pay tribute to the veterinarians. Afterwards, Dr. Nawaz inaugurated the Free Treatment Camp. Present on the occasion were also deans, directors and other senior faculty members. The guests were briefed about the aims and objectives of the occasion and the Vice Chancellor lauded 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 provided veterinary care to a large number of animals – cattle, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, cats, dogs and birds. There were many serious cases which require expensive medication and often poor farmers are unable to get their animals treated due to financial problems and animals remain sick and endure painful lives.

VCO is thankful to all pharmaceutical companies who cooperated in arranging this event, and to the visitors for encouraging the volunteers. Special thanks to all those volunteers who gave their time and provided their expertise for this noble cause.

Apart from this free treatment camp, beautiful banners and posters were displayed inside and outside the campus to pay tribute to the long established services of the Vets Care veterinarians and a seminar was organized in the conference hall.

A parrot receives treatment

A parrot receives treatment

~ QCA extends our thanks to Dr. Waseem Shaukat and his team. Once again, university vets in Lahore are setting an excellent example in compassion.