September 7, 2017

Animal Health Week – October 1-7, 2017

Animal Health Week, an annual national public awareness campaign, promotes proper health and responsible animal ownership. Held from October 1 to 7, the 2017 Animal Health Week’s theme is Animal Welfare: Safeguarding the Five Animal Freedoms, which aims to “remind animal owners of the fundamental elements they are required to provide the animal in their care to ensure them healthy and happy lives”.

During Animal Health Week, which is organized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and hosted by veterinarians across Canada, many veterinary hospitals across the country host open houses, hold photo contests, offer clinic tours, and organize various other events. More information on Animal Health Week can be found on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s website.