Vet Nurse Day

Vet Nurse Day is observed on the second Friday in October and it’s a holiday that honors the nurses who play a vital role in veterinary care. Vet Nurses have a wide range of medical responsibilities that include surgical assistance, radiographic imaging, dental prophylaxis, nutritional management, specimen analysis, and anesthesia.

Most times, they are often the first person that pet owners see when they take their pet to the veterinarian. It’s their dedication to pets and the people who own these pets, that sets them apart and makes them people worthy of being appreciated. And that’s why pet owners should take the time on this day to remember their vet nurse’s hard work and dedication on this day.

The History Of Vet Nurse Day

Vet Nurse Day was first created in 2008 by the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) to raise the public’s awareness about the important jobs that veterinarian nurses provide to not only the veterinary industry but to the community at large.

Not long after it was established, the celebration of this holiday began to spread to other countries, and as it did, more and more people have become involved in this holiday celebration.

Important Facts About Vet Nurses

Below are some quick and important facts about veterinarian nurses that people interested in Vet Nurse Day might want to read. Let’s take a look at the following facts before moving on to how this holiday is celebrated.

  • According to the BLS, veterinary jobs are expected to grow by 19% between 2016 and 2026.
  • The average pay for a vet nurse is $15.42.
  • In states that don’t require formal accreditation, some vet nurses can start right out of high school.
  • Five accredited schools allow distance learning for veterinarian technology.

Observing Vet Nurse Day

The only thing that’s required to observe this holiday is to thank a vet nurse. This can be done in person, by sending them a card, or by giving them a shout-out on social media using the hashtag #VetNurseDay. This is also a good day for people who think that they might be interested in becoming a vet nurse to start their journey towards becoming one.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 13 Friday
Next year (2024)
October 11 Friday
Last year (2022)
October 14 Friday
Animals, Work & Occupation