Advancing Veterinary Science

World Veterinary Year (2011) and History of Veterinary School

The world’s first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761, shortly followed by the Alfort veterinary school, near Paris, in 1764, both of them at the initiative of French veterinarian Claude BOURGELAT. This means that 2011 will mark the 250th world anniversary of veterinary education.

By setting up the world’s first veterinary training institutions, BOURGELAT created the veterinary profession itself. Thus, 2011 will also mark the 250th world anniversary of the veterinary profession.

Bourgelat’s genius did not stop there. As a result of his fruitful collaboration with surgeons in Lyon, he was also the first scientist who dared to suggest that studying animal biology and pathology would help to improve our understanding of human biology and pathology. 2011 will also mark the 250th anniversary of the concept of comparative pathobiology, without which modern medicine would never have emerged.

Therefore, it is not just the anniversary of the creation of veterinary training that we should be celebrating in France in 2011. The entire world should join with us in celebrating our veterinary profession, which has been working to improve both animal and human health for the past 250 years.

It is mentionable that the AVA play also an important role in controlling of diseases, in developmental process and Animal health as well. AVA has tried to inform himself about the problem of farmers through its Veterinary Field Unit (VFU). After the collection of information from the field takes urgently medical measurement in order to remove the existence problems, through his professional personnel from the fields.

We must be aware that the celebration of such veterinary anniversary is not only important year for the world veterinary association, but it is also considerable as valuable day or year for the AVA. Because, if the celebrations take place here in Afghanistan, our veterinarian will be aware about the values of their veterinary professional. In additional they will get more professional skill information through the different presentation article and exchange of their views.

AVA -Afghanistan Veterinary Association. Copy Right 2008. All Rights Reserved.