Celebrate World Animal Day Oct. 4

CHICAGO – BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a group of specialty and emergency hospitals located throughout the central and eastern U.S., urges people to remember World Animal Day Oct. 4, a day dedicated to all species of animals worldwide.

People are encouraged to consider adopting a pet if they can provide a good home, while also making sure pets are being seen regularly by their primary care veterinarian.

BluePearl recommends having your pet be seen by your family veterinarian at least twice a year. Pets age much quicker than humans and if certain ailments are caught quickly enough, treatment can often be much less expensive than if the problem has progressed.

Additionally, make sure pets are current on medications like heartworm and flea prevention.

“World Animal Day is a day to reflect on the animals that bring joy to our lives and be thankful for all they do for us,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer at BluePearl. “One way people can show their thanks is by making sure their pets are current on check-ups and medicine to ensure their pets have the best quality of life.”

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.


Date: Oct. 4, 2012