Vets from all over the world celebrate Bearsden school’s 150th

Glasgow University Vet School Garscube Estate lectures with vets from all over the world to celebrate 150th anniversary of vet school. Vets,Edward Hewitt,Heather Ritchie,James Ritchie, Petra Ronnegard-Hewitt,Imogen Mitchell,Thomas Mitchell and Martin Stevens, all based in England,Scotland and N. Ireland. With 4th year vet students Kimberly Madigan,Mindy Bemmerl, Eilidh Cameron,Philippa Duerden and Rosemary Cullander'6/10/11'Photo Emma Mitchell

Glasgow University Vet School Garscube Estate lectures with vets from all over the world to celebrate 150th anniversary of vet school. Vets,Edward Hewitt,Heather Ritchie,James Ritchie, Petra Ronnegard-Hewitt,Imogen Mitchell,Thomas Mitchell and Martin Stevens, all based in England,Scotland and N. Ireland. With 4th year vet students Kimberly Madigan,Mindy Bemmerl, Eilidh Cameron,Philippa Duerden and Rosemary Cullander'6/10/11'Photo Emma Mitchell

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VETS from all over the world attended a special Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at the weekend to celebrate Glasgow Vet School’s 150th anniversary.

Some members of the University’s alumni had travelled from as far away as Australia, South Africa and USA, along with VIPs, staff students and friends to listen to a fascinating variety of lectures about small animals, horses and farm animals at the centre in the Garscube Estate, Bearsden.

There were talks from internationally renowned scientists who have shaped veterinary research and continue to do so with their ground-breaking work. 

A spokesperson for the University, Caroline Hutchinson, said: “The weekend was a very special occasion for all concerned.

“The Vet School is renowned for its teaching, research and clinical care, and attracts students and staff from around the world.”

The Glasgow Vet School was founded in 1862 by James McCall, who had a career spanning over 50 years as Principal of the College. One of their most famous graduates is Alf Wight, who reached national fame as a writer with his series of All Creatures Great and Small books under the pen name of James Herriot.

An exhibition about the Vet School is currently on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum until January and a book has been published called ‘The Glasgow Veterinary School 1862-2012’.