World Veterinary Year 2011

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The year 2011 was named World Veterinary Year in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the world’s first veterinary school in Lyon, France, in 1761, which was followed in 1764 by the founding of the Alfort veterinary school, near Paris, both at the initiative of French veterinarian Claude Bourgelat.

Selected celebrations[edit]

  • 24 January 2011: Official Opening Ceremony of World Veterinary Year (Lyon, France)
  • 12–16 May 2011: World conference on veterinary education (Lyon, France)
  • 16–19 July 2011: AVMA International Symposium (St. Louis, Missouri, United States)
  • 1 October 2011: International Closing Ceremony (Cape Town, South Africa)

See also[edit]

International observance

External links[edit]