PRINTER'S NO. 1507
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
252
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ZIMMERMAN, FEE, CAUSER, HILL-EVANS, RYAN, BURNS,
PICKETT, MILLARD, BIZZARRO, HICKERNELL, MURT, NEILSON,
M. K. KELLER, MACKENZIE, KIRKLAND, GLEIM, YOUNGBLOOD, KORTZ,
PYLE, CALTAGIRONE, READSHAW, EVERETT, SCHLEGEL CULVER,
DiGIROLAMO, RAPP, SAINATO, FREEMAN, WARREN, LONGIETTI,
B. MILLER, SCHWEYER AND HOWARD, APRIL 25, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 25, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing April 27, 2019, as "World Veterinary Day" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, "World Veterinary Day" is globally celebrated to
highlight and promote the different facets of work performed by
veterinarians across the world and to raise awareness of their
contribution to improve animal health and welfare and public
health; and
WHEREAS, "World Veterinary Day" recognizes the vital role of
veterinarians and acknowledges the high respect for
veterinarians, their challenging work, long hours, educational
investments, dedication and compassion; and
WHEREAS, The World Veterinary Association and the World
Organization for Animal Health proclaimed the theme of 2019
"World Veterinary Day" as "Value of Vaccination"; and
WHEREAS, Vaccination is an essential tool for preventative
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veterinary medicine, providing effective, inexpensive ways to
prevent deadly diseases from harming animals; and
WHEREAS, Vaccination can also prevent infections from
spreading to other animals, greatly reducing the risk of the
kind of disease outbreaks that result in catastrophic loss of
life; and
WHEREAS, Vaccinations and the animals they save play a huge
role in communities where livestock plays a central role as many
lives across the world are entirely dependent on those animals;
and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is home to America's first veterinary
school, the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary
Medicine, established in Philadelphia in 1884, an institution
that continues to be a preeminent leader in veterinary research
and education; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is the birthplace of organized
veterinary medicine; and
WHEREAS, Veterinarians must continue to make advancements in
disease control management and improve animal welfare; and
WHEREAS, "World Veterinary Day" was first organized in 2000
by the World Organization for Animal Health and the World
Veterinary Association; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize April
27, 2019, as "World Veterinary Day" in Pennsylvania and join
other states and countries in celebrating "World Veterinary
Day"; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
role of the veterinary profession in improving the health and
welfare of all animals in Pennsylvania, from companion animals
to production animals to wildlife, and the profession's
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enhancement of public and environmental health throughout
Pennsylvania.
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