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The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1791, it became part of the University of London in 1949, although it remains largely self-governed. 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...

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History

The Royal Veterinary College was founded in 1791 by a group of men lead by Granville Penn, a grandson of William Penn. It was located in Camden Town because the promoters wished to select a site close to the metropolis, but far enough away to minimise the temptations open to the students. The Earl Camden was just then making arrangements to develop some fields he owned to the north of London, and he replied to the College's newspaper advertisement for a site with an offer to sell it some of his land. The college was built in a rural location, but urban developments appeared on all sides in the early decades of the 19th century. For the British admiral, see William Penn (admiral). ... The title of Marquess Camden was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1812 for John Jeffreys Pratt, 2nd Earl Camden. ...


The first veterinary college in Europe had been founded in Lyons, France in 1762. Charles Benoit Vial de St Bel of the Lyons establishment was appointed as the first principal of the new college, and the first horse was admitted for treatment in 1793. St Bel died later that year and was succeeded by Edward Coleman, who managed the college for nearly forty six years and established its reputation. In its early years it was mainly concerned with horses, but the range of animals covered gradually increased. The original building was a quadrangle in a neoclassical style, and there was a paddock on the opposite side of Royal College Street, but this was later sold for housing development. Lyons), see Lyons (disambiguation). ...


The College first acquired royal patronage from King George IV, and was granted a Charter of Incorporation in 1875. Various extensions were added over the years, and in the 1930s a total reconstruction took place. The new buildings were opened by George VI in November 1937. The 1930s buildings remain, with minor extensions. The Camden Town site is cramped and further expansion necessitated a second campus outside of London. The Hawkshead Campus in rural Hertfordshire was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959. George IV King of the United Kingdom George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762–26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom and Hanover from 29 January 1820. ... His Majesty King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, formerly von Wettin) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Organization

The College provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in veterinary medicine. Undergraduates spend their first two years in Camden, primarily engaged in non-clinical science coursework. The final three years take place in Hawkshead, where students gradually make the transitition to full-time clinical work. Throughout, students are expected to undertake significant external experience. Veterinary medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ...


In 1999, the College became one of the first veterinary schools outside of the United States to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which allows the school's basic BVetMed degree to be transferred automatically for practice in the United States. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), founded in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 69,000 US veterinarians working in academia, private and corporate practice, industry, government, and uniformed services. ...


Museum

The Camden campus houses the Museum of Veterinary History, which holds a collection of veterinary instruments, early anaesthetic and surgical equipment, books, notebooks and photographs relating to the College and the development of veterinary education and science. The Museum may be visited by appointment.


Reference

  • Camden Town and Primrose Hill Past by John Richardson (1991). ISBN 0948667125

External link

  • Royal Veterinary College website



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Website Ref - W64 - The Royal Veterinary College (1077 words)
The College styled itself Royal from 1826 due to the patronage of George IV, but it was not until 1875 that this was substantiated when the College received its first Charter of Incorporation from Queen Victoria.
In 1956 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted a new charter to The Royal Veterinary College and formally opened the College's field station in 1959.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother opened the College's Northumberland Hall of Residence in 1965, and accepted election to Honorary Fellowship of the College in 1981.
Royal Veterinary College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Veterinary College was founded in 1791 by a group of men lead by Granville Penn, a grandson of William Penn.
In 1999, the College became one of the first veterinary schools outside of the United States to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which allows the school's basic BVetMed degree to be transferred automatically for practice in the United States.
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