India accounted for over one-third of global rabies deaths and the country reported 2.75 million incidents of dog bite cases in 2023, a 26.5% increase in incidence YoY.


India reported 1,85,841 cattle deaths as of February 2023 due to lumpy skin disease, while 32,73,762 got infected and 30,30,747 recovered.


According to the Veterinary Council of India (VCI), there are 81,938 registered veterinary practitioners in India as on 31st March 2023.

Saluting the spirit of companion warriors

Theme 2024: Veterinarians are essential health workers

Ever wondered a world without veterinarians? The consequences could be catastrophic, particularly for the well-being of animals and the functioning of various industries and ecosystems.

  1. Decline in animal health, leading to increased suffering among domestic pets, livestock, and wildlife populations.

  2. Zoonotic disease (that can pass between animals and humans) will spread uncontrollably, affecting human health.

  3. Farmers would struggle to manage diseases and maintain the productivity of their herds, leading to economic losses and potential food shortages.

  4. Conservation efforts would be hampered, potentially leading to the decline or extinction of vulnerable species.

  5. There could be an increased risk of foodborne illnesses and other public health hazards.

From pets to majestic wildlife, veterinarians play a vital role in safeguarding the welfare of all creatures, great and small. It's a testament to their unwavering dedication to creating a world where animals thrive. Let's recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of veterinarians everywhere. Whether in clinics, research labs, farms, or conservation sites, their passion and expertise make a difference each day, enriching lives and preserving the beauty of our natural world.

Companion Warriors are committed to maintain the harmony of the ecosystem by:

  • Ensuring affordable veterinary care for all species, big and small
  • Educating about the importance of the human-animal interaction
  • Restoring damaged environmental ecosystems
  • Creating collaborative solutions for a healthier global community
Preserve Life's Harmony, Be a Vet Without Boundaries!

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What is World Veterinary Day?

World Veterinary Day is an annual occasion dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of veterinary professionals worldwide. Held every last Saturday of April, this day serves as a reminder of the crucial role veterinarians play in safeguarding animal health, promoting animal welfare, and ensuring public health.

At its core, World Veterinary Day celebrates the profound bond between humans and animals. From beloved pets to vital livestock, veterinarians work tirelessly to ensure the well-being of all creatures, big and small. They are the unsung heroes who devote their lives to diagnosing illnesses, providing preventative care, and offering treatment to animals in need.

Moreover, World Veterinary Day is a call to action. It encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and ongoing education within the veterinary community to continuously improve standards of care and address global health challenges.

So, let’s come together to celebrate the dedication, professionalism, and compassion of veterinarians everywhere. Whether you’re a pet owner, a farmer, or simply someone who cares deeply about animals, take a moment to express gratitude for the remarkable work of these tireless professionals on World Veterinary Day. After all, their efforts not only benefit the animals in our lives but also contribute to the health and well-being of our entire planet.

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