Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnica
São Paulo, Brazil
University description (as per official university website)
The origins of the College of Veterinary Medicine are in the year 1919, when it was created the Veterinary Institute (State Law No. 1695 of December 18, 1919), which was part of the Department of Agriculture Minister is underway in three grades from each school year. The Institute became the School of Veterinary Medicine (State Law No. 2354 of 1928), whose course went on to have four-year period and subject to the Board of the Institute of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture.
In 1934, the School of Veterinary Medicine was transferred to the Department of Education, returning again to the Department of Agriculture (State Decree No. 6809 of November 5, 1934). Later, the Governor Armando de Salles Oliveira decided to extinguish it (State Decree No. 8806 of 11.13.1934), for, like college, incorporate it into the University of São Paulo. Finally it was established the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (State Decree No. 6874 of 19/12/1934 - changed to No. 7016 of 03.15.1935), to integrate the University of São Paulo.
The first Rules of the School was approved by State Decree No. 7204 of June 11, 1935, and its first Director Mr Altino Professor Augusto de Azevedo Antunes. He graduated the first class of veterinarians in 1938, and, to date, comprising 70 classes, totaling 3,439 professionals.
In November 1997, the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was evaluated by the Ministry of Education and Culture through the "National Examination of Courses." The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, USP received this assessment level "A" is therefore one of the five (5) possessing this concept in the country.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sao Paulo aims to:
To train professionals and improve the various branches of veterinary medicine through undergraduate and graduate.
Conduct scientific research and technological interest for the development of the country, in the knowledge field of veterinary medicine.
Providing the scientific collaboration of public agencies, private companies and scientific centers of the country and abroad.