Day of Veterinary Medicine Workers of Ukraine (14/08)

Every year, on the second Sunday of August, Ukrainian veterinarians, as well as everyone involved in this field, celebrate their professional holiday - the Day of Veterinary Medicine Workers (Ukrainian Day of Veterinary Medicine Practitioners).

It received the status of an official national holiday in 2001, when the second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, signed the corresponding Decree No. 1035/2001.

According to the official wording, a new professional holiday in Ukraine was introduced to celebrate "the significant contribution of veterinary medicine workers to ensuring veterinary well-being, veterinary and sanitary safety of livestock products and environmental protection."