Together for animals, people and environment
December 10th 2021 marks the anniversary of 200 years of veterinary medicine education in Utrecht. The coming year, we celebrate this milestone with festive activities for all our employees, students, alumni and other partners.
Tipping pointsPeople used to throw cadavers into the canals of Utrecht. Perishable foods were stored in preserving jars, lard or brine. So how has veterinary knowledge changed our behaviour over the last two hundred years? Read the five short articles below to find out.
Catching up with...Veterinarian Odette Doest external link gained international fame in 2018 when a series of photos by her cousin, nature photographer Jasper Doest external link, were featured in National Geographic. Doest portrayed her remarkable efforts to educate children about the natural environment and care for wounded wild animals on Curaçao.
Former student, current studentOne is now 77, started studying Veterinary Medicine in 1961 and immersed himself in UU's student society. The other just turned 19 and spent most of his first year studying online from home due to the COVID pandemic.
Veterinary Medicine in the 1960'sFamous Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys explored the subject of veterinary medicine during the early nineteen sixties. This resulted in a beautiful visual record of the veterinary profession of the day.