September 28 was World Rabies Day, which presented an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention.

The day featured thousands of veterinary and animal organizations across the world taking part in various events.

The Rabies Alliance organization says that although September 28 has now passed, events are still going on. Click here to find out what is happening in your area.

“When people know about rabies, understand how it is transmitted and what to do when a person is exposed to the virus, lives are saved,” the Rabies Alliance said. “There are lots of ways to raise awareness – you could organize a rally, visit a school to talk to the children about safety around dogs, and/or encourage your local newspaper or radio station to recognize World Rabies Day.”

Rabies is not considered a large problem in the United States, but it is an important issue for veterinary assistants and other veterinary professionals to be knowledgeable on.

Veterinary assistants work in a supportive role with a veterinarian and they can work in a variety of facilities, ranging from traditional veterinary clinics to other types of care centers and mobile clinics. The training program at Milwaukee Career College offers students the chance to develop hands-on experience and training that today’s employers are looking for. In a matter of months you can be on your way to a long-term career as a veterinary assistant. It also helps that this career field is growing and employers across the country are looking for veterinary assistants who have the right mix of training and experience.