Today is World Veterinary Day. We all know that veterinarians are essential to the health and well being of our pets, but they do so much more. They may work in shelter medicine, with farm animals & food safety, horse racing, biomedical research, developing new medicines, zoos, education, and other fields.
Many of you know Mom collects postage stamps. Her goal is to collect a cat or wildlife stamp from every country. Different countries and cultures have different attitudes towards animals, and this is often reflected in the postage stamps they produce. Portugal is not known for am abundance of veterinary care for domestic pets, so stamps with cats are not common. But they did produce this stamp in 2011 for International Veterinary Medicine.
I’ll let you know when it’s part of our collection.