Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blog Guelph: It is the Nature of the Beast

Donkey at Play by J.S. Hollands
Donkey at Play, a photo by J.S. Hollands on Flickr.

Today I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Animals have long played an important role in our civilizations, both in agriculture and as beloved pets. Our relationship with animals is as diverse as it is inspiring.

The OVC is the oldest veterinary college in North America. It actually began in Toronto in 1862 but relocated to Guelph in 1922, becoming the founding college of the University of Guelph in 1964. Today we are very proud to acknowledge that our Veterinary College is a world class institution that has saved thousands upon thousands of animal lives through excellent care, research, and international collaboration. I hope everyone will take the time to appreciate their accomplishments now and in the coming weeks as they reach this phenomenal mark in their history.

Tonight Macdonald Stewart Art Centre celebrates the OVC through a spectacular exhibition of works from our collections that feature animals in art. Please join us for the Opening Reception at 7pm.

I hope anyone who has every owned and loved a pet will raise a toast to OVC in 2012.

~ Aidan M.D. Ware

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