For Vets For Owners

February 1, 2021

Awareness days for vet social media inspiration

Susie Samuel MA VetMB MRCVS

February 1, 2021

It can be hard to plan social media content in advance, particularly as the world is in an uncertain state at the moment and various things you had intended to share may not be appropriate or relevant in the coming months. However, one way to combat staring into a blank online space is to use Awareness Days. We have collated some of the more relevant ones relating to animal welfare, pet ownership and the veterinary world for you to share on your social platforms.

With each post you can share the link to the cause directly, or some of your own recommendations (particularly with local suggestions for Walk in the Woods Month, or what birds you can expect to see during Backyard Bird Count) as well as asking your clients to react and comment on the post itself. Asking clients to post photos of their pets as a way of interacting is a popular and lovely way to get communication flowing. Enjoy!

Please note, some of the links haven’t updated to 2021 information yet so please do check them nearer the time so you can find out what is happening on the day!


Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Feb 12th – 15th Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 20th – National Love Your Pet Day

Feb 23rd – World Spay Day


March 3rd – World Wildlife Day

March 11th – 14th – Crufts

March 22nd – 28th – Tick Bite Prevention Week


National Pet Month

April 4th – World Stray Animal Day

April 24th – World Veterinary Day

April 25th – World Penguin Day


Walk in the Woods Month

May 12th – 18th – Donkey Week

May 23rd – World Turtle Day

May 31 – June 6th – Garden Wildlife Week


June 1st – 8th – Rabbit Awareness Week

June 4th – Hug Your Cat Day

June 8th – World Oceans Day

June 15th – International Working Animal Day (SPANA)

June 21st – Bring Your Dog to Work Day

June 27th – July 5th – UK Week for the Animals


July 25th – August 8th – National Marine Week

July 29th – International Tiger Day


August 8th – International Cat Day

August 26th – International Dog Day


September 5th – International Vulture Awareness Day

September 28th – World Rabies Day


October 1st – World Vegetarian Day

October 4th – World Animal Day

October 6th – National Badger Day

October 7th – World Habitat Day

October 9th – World Veterinary Nurses Day

October 21 – Reptile Awareness Day


November 3rd – One Health Day

November 30th – Giving Tuesday


December 4th – World Conservation Day