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Gov. Beverly Perdue Proclaims Wednesday, May 23 as North Carolina Veterinarians Day

Governor Commends Observance by N.C. Citizens of Veterinarian Impact on Health And Safety

Raleigh, NC, May 10, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that Gov. Beverly Perdue has signed a proclamation announcing Wednesday, May 23, 2012, as North Carolina Veterinarians Day and commends citizen observance of veterinarian’s impact on the health and safety of animals and humans. The state of North Carolina joins the NCVMA and other interested organizations 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 provide valuable public health services through preventative medicine, control of zoonotic diseases and scientific research. The nonprofit organization will host its annual Veterinarians Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 23; and the event will bring together state legislators and veterinarians in various practices from across the state to discuss animal welfare policy and veterinary medicine.

“We are honored that Gov. Perdue has recognized May 23 as North Carolina Veterinarians Day,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We hope this day will inspire citizens to observe and recognize the huge impact veterinarians have on animals and humans.”

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About the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
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. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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