Vet Holidays 2022: The Ultimate List for Marketing Campaigns

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Conducting marketing campaigns is a must these days for modern veterinary practices, but it can sometimes be difficult to come up with ideas. This is where vet holidays come in. Leveraging veterinary holidays to create engaging content for marketing campaigns is a sure-fire way to keep your audience captivated.

You can post on social media celebrating these holidays, hold contests, and of course, ask for photos as a way to interact with pet owners via social media. Aside from that, you can communicate special discounts, offers, or competitions via email and host them on your website.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular vet holidays that you can take advantage of in 2022 (or any year for that matter) with a simple marketing campaign idea for each month.

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January Vet Holidays


National Train Your Dog Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Walk Your Dog Month

💡 Encourage your followers to get out with their pooches by sharing maps of routes for daily walks or host a “walk with the docs” event where the public is invited to bring their dog and walk with veterinarians from your clinic.


1st: New Year’s Day

2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day

2nd: Happy Mew Years for Cats Day

5th: National Bird Day

14th: Dress Up Your Pet Day

20th: Penguin Awareness Day

21st: Squirrel Appreciation Day

21st: National Hug Day

22nd: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

24th: Change a Pet’s Life Day

24th: National Compliment Day

29th: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February Vet Holidays


National Cat Health Month

Dog Training Education Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Spay & Neuter Awareness Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Pet Dental Health Month

💡 February offers a significant opportunity to raise awareness around dental problems in pets, including treatments, and preventative care for pets’ knashers. You can also run a promotion on dental this month.


7th – 14th: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week

21st – 28th: National Justice for Animals Week


14th: Pet Theft Awareness Day

17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day

20th: Love Your Pet Day

22nd: National Walk Your Dog Day

23rd: Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23rd: Spay Day USA

25th: World Spay Day

March Vet Holidays


Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month


7th – 13th: Professional Pet Sitters Week

21st – 27th: Poison Prevention Week

💡 Post a different household poison every week of this month. Especially things that pet owners might not know are poisonous. You can also talk about correct storage to prevent accidental poisonings.


1st: Pig Day

3rd: World Wild Life Day

3rd: If Pets Had Thumbs Day

8th: International Women’s Day

14th: National Save a Spider Day

17th: St. Patrick’s Day

23rd: National Puppy Day

23rd: Cuddly Kitten Day

28th: Respect Your Cat Day

April Vet Holidays


Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

💡 April is not short of veterinary holidays. For this month, get your vets to write quick tips and guidelines for pet owners to provide first aid to their pets. Consider including ways to stop bleeding, initially treat bug bites or stings, toxic substance ingestion, etc. You could even post a list of items to put in a pet first aid kit. You can even name the campaign “Vet Advice.”


1st – 7th: International Pooper Scooper Week

10th – 17th: National Wildlife Week

11th – 17th: Dog Bite Prevention Week

11th – 17th: National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

17th – 23rd: National Pet ID Week

18th – 24th: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week


2nd: National Ferret Day & Good Friday

5th: Easter Monday

6th: National Siamese Cat Day

7th: World Health Day

8th: National Zoo Lover’s Day

10th: National Hug Your Dog Day

10th: National Farm Animals Day

11th: National Pet Day and Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

11th: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

18th: Pet Owners Independence Day

19th: National Cat Lady Day

23rd: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

24th: World Veterinary Day

25th: National Pet Parent’s Day

25th: World Penguin Day

28th: International Guide Dogs Day

30th: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

30th: Therapy Animal Day

May Vet Holidays


Chip Your Pet Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Month

Lyme Disease Prevention Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month


2nd – 8th: Be Kind to Animals Week

2nd – 8th: National Pet Week

💡 You can ask clients to submit their pet stories a few weeks ahead of time and then share them on your marketing channels during this week to help reinforce the positive aspects of pet ownership and spotlight some of your clients and patients. If you have enough stories, consider sharing them throughout the whole month.

3rd – 9th: Puppy Mill Action Week


1st: National Purebred Dog Day

3rd: National Specially-abled Pets Day

4th: Bird Day

8th: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

20th: National Rescue Dog Day

23rd: World Turtle Day

June Vet Holidays


Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Pet Preparedness Month

National Microchipping Month

Social Pet-working Month


6th – 12th: Pet Appreciation Week

21st – 25th: Take Your Pet to Work Week


4th: National Hug Your Cat Day

10th: World Pet Memorial Day

💡 Encourage your followers to share pictures or stories of their favorite gone-but-not-forgotten pets. With their consent you can share them on your marketing channels to pay your tributes.

18th: Ugliest Dog Day

21st: Take Your Cat to Work Day

21st: National Dog Party Day

24th: Cat World Domination Day

25th: Take Your Dog to Work Day

July Vet Holidays


National Doghouse Repairs Month

Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Lost Pet Prevention Month

💡 We’re halfway through our list of vet holidays, but we still have more to come! For the month of July, try launching an email campaign with a list of ways to identify pets, including collars, microchips, photo ID websites, etc.


18th – 24th: National Zookeeper Week

27th – Aug 3rd: Feed a Rescue Pet Week


10th: National Kitten Day

11th: All-American Pet Photo Day

13th: Cow Appreciation Day

15th: National Pet Fire Safety Day

15th: I Love Horses Day

16th: World Snake Day

21st: No Pet Store Puppies Day

26th: Dog Photography Day

31st: Mutt’s Day

August Vet Holidays


Itchy Pet Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month

💡 You can print out a guidance sheet for pet owners with a list factors to consider when vaccinating their pets and offer it at your reception area.


1st – 7th: International Assistance Dog Week


1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

8th: International Cat Day

10th: National Spoil Your Dog Day

10th: National Lazy Day

17th: National Black Cat Appreciation Day

22nd: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

26th: International Dog Day

30th: National Holistic Pet Day

September Vet Holidays


National Disaster Preparedness Month

Pet Sitter Education Month

Happy Healthy Cat Month

Service Dog Month

Pet Insurance Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

💡 Provide audience with an animal pain scale so they can best evaluate when their furry friend is uncomfortable. You may also choose to have veterinarians write brief descriptions of how to tell if animals are in pain.


13th – 19th: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week

19th – 25th: National Dog Week

19th – 25th: Deaf Dog Awareness Week


1st: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

4th: National Wildlife Day

8th: Dog Walker Appreciation Day

12th: National Pet Memorial Day

18th: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

18th: Responsible Dog Ownership Day

25th: International Rabbit Day

28th: World Rabies Day

October Vet Holidays


Adopt a Pet Month

Animal Safety and Protection Month

Pet Wellness Month


1st – 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week

3rd – 9th: Animal Health Week

17th – 23rd: Veterinary Technician Week


4th: World Animal Day

13th: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

💡 Use a Hills Treat Translator share to show pet parents how even small amounts of human food can add up to one plump pet.

17th: National Fetch Day

29th: National Cat Day

November Vet Holidays


Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Pet Diabetes Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month


7th – 13th: Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

💡 You can launch an animal rescue fundraising project and request your pet owner clients to contribute. Here’s a blog that will give you 17 Effective Animal Shelter Fundraising Ideas.


1st: International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day

1st: National Cook for Your Pets Day

7th: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

December Vet Holidays


National Cat Lovers’ Month

💡 A quick and easy campaign idea would be to compile a short video or collage with pictures of your cat patients with their loving pet owners, thanking them for doing a good job of taking care of their cats.


2nd: Mutt Day

10th: International Animal Rights Day

15th: National Cat Herder’s Day

24th: Christmas Eve

25th: Christmas Day

27th: Visit The Zoo Day

31st: New Year’s Eve