Vet Nurse Day- October

The History of Vet Nurse Day

How did Vet Nurse Day come about? It was started by the VNCA- Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about vet nurses and to recognize and appreciate their contributions. They play a very important role in taking care of our pets and we should be forever grateful for that!

vet nurse day

In October each year, the world pays tribute to our animal friends by celebrating vet nurse day. The idea of this holiday is to commemorate the veterinary nurses who work in all types of veterinary clinics and hospitals around the world. They are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that our best buddies are well taken care of. Veterinarian nurses contribute significantly to their field, providing vital data and research for animal health providers worldwide. They are one of the unsung heroes of veterinary care.

It is mostly celebrated in Australia, however, more and more countries start the trend.

It is very important to educate the general public on the role of vet nurses and how much they benefit every vet team. They are there to help the vets, to take care of your pet, to assist the doctors in difficult procedures, and much more!

The UK Vet Nurse Association

The UK vet nurse association has been promoting holidays and recognition for those who work in veterinary medicine for many years. It’s a good idea because many people don’t realize that there are so many animal lovers in this world who give up their time to ensure that our pets get the best care possible.

vet nurse helping with a furry cat


The days of treating your pet yourself have long gone and this is a great way to honor the people who are ensuring that you care for your pets the right way.
If you have ever considered taking on a new pet or recently acquired pet, it’s always nice to know that someone wants to spend time with them every day. The vet nurses are able to see how much they love their jobs and make sure that they’re doing everything possible to make sure that their owners can enjoy their time with them as well.

What do Vet Nurses do?

Vet nurses work to ensure that animals are in the best possible condition before they are even taken to a doctor. It takes an hour on average for vet nurses to check everything from an animal’s mouth, ears, and pesky fleas.

They then watch as the animals eat and drink, observe if they have a fever or other potential illness, and make sure there is no discharge coming from either eyes or nose. If everything checks out the animal is taken to the vet.

vet nurse holding a gray striped cat

At the doctors’ office, vet nurses help the animals in every way possible. The doctors ask a lot of questions and they need someone intelligent enough to listen carefully and translate if needed. Vet nurses also provide medicine (vaccines, vitamins, antibiotics, etc.) and give the animal a lot of attention for its comfort. The entire process is an extensive one but vet nurses are used to it by now.

Vet nurses in their career will have to deal with animals of different sizes, different kinds of medical conditions, and different reactions. They must have a good imagination if they want to be successful with the animals. Vet nurses must be able to stand up for themselves as well as assist the doctors when needed.

Most veterinarians know that they cannot replace a vet nurse with anyone else. Thus, it is important that veterinarians are able to check their work meticulously and make sure everything is done right.

How to Celebrate Vet Nurse Day This Year

If you want to celebrate it and appreciate your nurses, you can decorate your clinic with posters and banners for this day. It is a good idea to have an open day at your clinic and bring Vet Nurse day to the attention of your clients. Maybe even treat your nurses with a small gift of appreciation!

Do you celebrate Vet Nurses Day in your country? If yes, what do you do?