The world’s first veterinary school was established in Lyon, France, in 1761. Most veterinarians can trace their professional roots back to this veterinary college established 250 years ago or to the schools that its graduates and their successors later founded.
The AVMA will honor World Veterinary Year at its annual meeting in St, Louis in August. More celebrations will follow when the AVMA commemorates its 150th anniversary in 2013.International celebrations commence in Versaille, France, on January 24th, and will continue through various events during the year. http://www.vet2011.org/
[The full resolution is at www.gpoaccess.gov/crecord/index.html Congressional Record, House of Representatives, Supporting Designation of World Veterinary Year, Volume 156, H. Res. 1531, Page H8044, December 7, 2010. Vote information is at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr111-1531&tab=votes]
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