Université de Montréal Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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Université de Montréal Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Type Public Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Established 1969
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Website www.medvet.umontreal.ca

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (French: Faculté de médecine vétérinaire) at Université de Montréal[1] is one of a few veterinary medical schools in Canada. It is the only French-language veterinary college in North America. The faculty is part of the Université de Montréal and is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec near Montreal.[2]

The veterinary college was located in Oka, Quebec before moving to Saint-Hyacinthe in 1947. In Oka, the veterinary college formed part of an agricultural-veterinary educational centre operated by the Trappists. This centre was financed by the Quebec Department of Agriculture.[2]

The Centre became the direct responsibility of the Québec Department of Agriculture from 1947-1969. In 1969, the Centre became a Université de Montréal faculty. Considerable development in staff and facilities has taken place.[2]


Since 1972, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has been home to the Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Animale (CRRA) [Animal Reproduction Research Centre],[3] a facility dedicated to the understanding of reproductive issues in large domestic animals (livestock).

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  1. ^ "List of Faculties and Departments." Université de Montréal. October 18, 2004.
  2. ^ a b c Frank, J.F.; James-Abra, Erin (2015-02-26). "Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine". The Canadian Encyclopedia (online ed.). Historica Canada. 
  3. ^ "Centre de recherche en reproduction animale". University of Montreal Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 

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