World Veterinary Year, or Vet 2011 if you prefer a catchier title, is off to a fantastic start, and the AVMA is taking the lead in the United States for this international tribute to the 250th anniversary of the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France, in 1761.
The AVMA has already hosted a U.S. kickoff for Vet 2011, and Dr. DeHaven recently gave the keynote address at a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. There’s a lot more planned, and we invite you to check out everything the AVMA is doing to celebrate this auspicious year. We also encourage you to get involved in any way you can. One easy way to show your support is to post the World Veterinary Year Celebration decals that were included in your Feb. 15 issue of JAVMA. This is truly a special time to celebrate two-and-a-half centuries of progress.