Gov. Pat McCrory Proclaims 2013 As Year Of The Veterinarian In North Carolina

Top Quote Governor Commends Observance By N.C. Citizens Of Veterinarian Impact on Public Health And Safety. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2013 - The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) ( has announced that Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a proclamation announcing 2013 as the Year of the Veterinarian, and commends citizen observance of veterinarians' impact on the health and safety of animals and humans. The state of North Carolina joins the NCVMA in recognizing veterinarians' dedication to preserving the human-animal bond and promoting the highest standards of science-based, ethical animal welfare. The proclamation states that veterinarians play a vital role in protecting the quality and security of our nation's national herd and food supply.

    2013 marks the 150th anniversary of organized veterinary medicine in the United States.

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    "We are honored that Gov. Pat McCrory has recognized 2013 as Year of the Veterinarian in North Carolina," said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. "Veterinarians play an integral role in providing public health services through preventative medicine and control of zoonotic diseases such as rabies, as well as promoting the highest standards of science-based, ethical animal care and quality medicine. We hope this proclamation will encourage all North Carolina residents to observe and recognize the impact that veterinarians have on animals and humans in our state."

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    The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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