France Founded First Veterinary School

France founded the first veterinary school in 1762.

The first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France in 1762 by Claude Bourgelat. According to Lupton, after observing the devastation being caused by cattle plague to the French herds, Bourgelat devoted his time to seeking out a remedy. This resulted in his founding a veterinary school in Lyon in 1761, from which establishment he dispatched students to combat the disease; in a short time, the plague was stayed and the health of stock restored, through the assistance rendered to agriculture by veterinary science and art. The school received immediate international recognition in the eighteenth century and its pedagogical model drew on the existing fields of human medicine, natural history, and comparative anatomy.

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Claude Bourgelat established the earliest veterinary school in Lyon in 1762.

Date:
      1762
Name(s):
      Claude Bourgelat
Occupation:
      Pioneer
Location:
      France

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