the Development of the College of Veterinary Medicine
The college has a long history. In 1952, the animal husbandry and veterinary department of the former Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan University and Guangxi University was merged into the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of the South China Agricultural College. In 1987, the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the South China Agricultural University was established and renamed as the Department of Animal Medicine in 1993. The name was changed to the college of veterinary medicine in 2001.
the Faculty and Staff
Currently, there are 120 faculties and staff of the college, including 97 full-time teachers and 5 postdoctoral staff, among which there are 33 doctoral mentors, 53 mentors of academic masters and 73 mentors of professional masters. There are 38 senior faculties, containing 6 second-level professors and 11 third-level professors. In addition, there are 32 associate professors and associate researchers, 6 senior experimentalists and 8 senior veterinary doctors serving in the college. We aslo introduced a number of talents, including 2 distinguished professors of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, 3 special professors of Zhujiang Scholars in Guangdong Province, a Young Zhujiang Scholar, 4 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2 professors of the Support Program for Outstanding Talents in the New Century, 2 National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Workers, a winner of the Sinorama Engineering Science and Technology Award and 2 talents of the National Special Support Program for High-level Talents. What’s more, we hold the Chang Jiang Scholars Innovation Team of the Ministry of Education as well as the outstanding talents and their innovation group in the agricultural scientific research.
the Construction of the Subject and the Platform
As the degree authorized point of the doctors and masters, the college aslo is the mobile station of the post-doctors of veterinary. There are a complete range of disciplines, including the national key disciplines of prevention veterinary medicine, the provincial key disciplines of veterinary and the provincial secondary key disciplines of basic veterinary medicine and clinical veterinary. We own the National Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for the Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases, the National Reference Laboratory of Veterinary Drug Residues, the National Safety Evaluation Laboratory for Veterinary Drugs (Environmental Ecology), the key Laboratory of Veterinary Vaccine production of the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Risk Assessment Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance. Besides, there are the Guangdong Provincial key Laboratory for the Prevention and Control of Animal-original zoonosis, the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmaceutics Development and Safety Evaluation, the Guangdong Provincial key Laboratory for Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Veterinary Major Clinical Diseases, the Engineering and Technological Research Center of Pet of Guangdong Province and the Engineering and Technological Research Center of Veterinary Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine of Guangdong Province. It has to be mentioned that we possess the Animal Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory, the Quality Supervision and Test Center of Livestock and Poultry products of Ministry of Agriculture and the Animal Hospital-which aslo is the teaching and training center.
the Teaching and the Training of Talents
The college now establishes the animal medicine specialty, the animal medicine specialty(betaking the prevention and cure of the pet disease) and animal pharmacy specialty, which have been rated as the national characteristic specialty, Guangdong province university famous brand specialty and the Guangdong province key specialty. Approved to establish the innovative trial plot of the Cultivation of the National Talents, we aslo found the national teaching team and national experimental teaching demonstration center. During the twelfth Five-year Plan, about 1703 undergraduate and graduate students were trained. We have won 4 quality engineering projects at the national level, 1 first prize in provincial teaching achievements and 35 teaching reform projects at the national, provincial and school levels. Ten students were selected for the "211 Project"-the doctoral Program for innovative talents cultivation, and the state project of cultivating the high-level student abroad by governmental support. Besides, 5 undergraduates have been awarded the "Sino-American Cooperation training DVM" program of the National Fund for studying abroad. What’s more, our students won the first prize of the Competition of the Animal Medicine skill of the National College Students for 3 consecutive times.
the Scientific Research
During the twelfth Five-year Plan, we undertook more than 380 projects, with a total expenditure of more than 154 million yuan. We have published more than 400 sci papers, authorized 61 patents, acquiring 2 first prizes of national science and technology progress, 1 prize of science and technology progress of the Ministry of Education, both 2 first prizes and second prizes of provincial and ministerial level science and technology progress, both 3 first prizes and second prizes of Guangdong province agricultural extension. Furthermore, we obtained 4 credentials of national second class new veterinary medicine, 3 credentials of national third class new veterinary medicine
Social Service and Cooperation between Industry, University and Research
We take the social service as our responsibility, actively carrying out the "four one" project, which is led by a professor, linking with an enterprise, supporting an industry and riching a party farmers. In the past three years, more than 300 lectures on animal disease prevention and control have been held in more than 20 provinces and regions of the country, with more than 50,000 training personnel. In cooperation with 16 enterprises, more than 10 scientific and technological achievements have been transformed, and the cooperation funds have reached 12 million yuan, directly generating hundreds of millions of yuan in economic benefits and indirectly generating hundreds of millions of yuan in social benefits.
We actively carry out the international cooperation and academic exchanges. During the twelfth Five-Year Plan period, the renowned experts forum for Veterinary Medicine 101 was launched, inviting more than 80 world-renowned scholars that from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and so on for academic exchanges. We aslo establish the project partnership with the Kansas State University of America, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of Britain, the University of Melbourne of Australia, the American School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, etc.