Trupanion, a Seattle-based company that provides medical insurance for dogs and cats, has declared June 18, 2015 to be the first annual “Veterinary Appreciation Day.” Encouraging pet owners everywhere to says to their veterinarians, Trupanion created this day to “recognize veterinarians and the wonderful work they do, dedicating countless hours and compassionate care to help animals thrive,” according to a press release.
"We understand being a veterinarian can be both wonderful and incredibly difficult. On June 18, we encourage animal lovers everywhere to show their appreciation and say thanks to the compassionate veterinarians dedicated to helping animals who mean so much to us and help us live better lives," said Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion founder and CEO. "We know your work is hard, and we want you to know that we appreciate everything you do."
Pet owners can say thanks to their veterinarians on social media, using the hashtag #ThankAVeterinarian. They can also thank them at Trupanion.com/Veterinarian-Appreciation-Day.