University Announcement: Veterinary medicine success at CityU after 10-year marathon 城大十年動物醫學馬拉松取得成果
Veterinary medicine success at CityU after 10-year marathon
Dear colleagues, students and alumni,
Today we celebrated the naming of Hong Kong’s first and only veterinary college following ten years of perseverance, determination and team spirit. The naming ceremony for the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences took place before VIP guests including The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
At the naming ceremony, we were excited to learn that the University Grants Committee (UGC) will recommend that the Hong Kong government accepts CityU’s proposal to establish a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme.
“This could not have happened without the vision, teamwork and perseverance of the campus community and the staunch support of Hong Kong society,” said Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, in his address at the ceremony.
We are immensely grateful to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and indebted to our 10-year partner, Cornell University, one of the world’s leading institutions in veterinary medicine. In addition, we thank countless stakeholders who have stood beside us since 2008 when President Kuo first proposed the idea for a veterinary college to the CityU Council.
Mrs Carrie Lam in her address at the ceremony was highly supportive of CityU’s vision. “I am confident that the generous donation of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust will propel the College to new heights, and I look forward to the College’s contribution to our work in safeguarding public health,” she said.
President Kuo expressed his thanks for the commitment and support of successive Council Chairmen, the Council, colleagues, alumni, and generous donors. CityU now has the support of the Hong Kong community, including that of the UGC. Together we can get to work on preparing world-class professionals for veterinary medicine and fully realise the One Health mission.
Communications and Public Relations Office
20 August 2018