FEI Celebrates 250 Years of Veterinary Profession with WEVA

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) will be running a special session during the 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress in Hyderabad, India, on November 2 to mark World Veterinary Year.

This year has been designated World Veterinary Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyons, France, and the birth of the modern veterinary profession.

The FEI session at the WEVA Congress will highlight the past and current contribution of the veterinary profession to equestrian sport with lectures by eminent speakers in a variety of clinical disciplines.

"FEI regulated competitions are the pinnacle of international equestrian sport," said WEVA President Tim Greet, BVMS, FRCVS, MVM, Cert EO, DESTS, Dipl. ECVS. "We are delighted that the FEI has chosen the 2011 WEVA Conference to celebrate the very long partnership between equestrian sport and veterinary surgeons. The entire WEVA Conference promises to be a very exciting event, and offers our delegates a great opportunity to visit India as well."

Fédération Equestre Internationale First Vice President and Veterinary Committee Chair John McEwen, BVMS, MRCVS, commented, "It is wonderful to be celebrating 250 years of veterinary surgery in the same year as the FEI marks its 90th anniversary.Equestrian sport is enjoying a massive increase in popularity across the Asian continent and it is appropriate that we should mark these two anniversaries by joining forces with WEVA at its biennial Conference in Hyderabad."

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