History of the Faculty
Most of the professors who have established the faculty,were part of French and German education system.
In 1881 was established the first form of veterinary education and then in 1832 was introduced the first class of veterinary art.
In 1856 Dr Carol Davida established the first medical school in Bucharest,in which had also classes of animal diseases.
In 1861 the veterinary medicine has become independent and the have create veterinary programme.
In 1921 by law,the school of veterinary medicine became Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In Romanian Veterinary Faculty has been only one in that period on the Balkans. Many students from neighbour countries like Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia graduated there.
Till 1948 was integrated as a part of Bucharest University. And after that it became part of University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest.
From 1887 till now the faculty is localizated in the same area.
When I entered the yard I felt the severity of a long history. The noise of many students was like a melody, or I felt this because romanian language sounds nice. I saw a huge building with many people with animals, waiting for examination, it was the clinic of the Faculty.
At the entrance I saw the notice “Bine ai venit la Clinica Facultatii de Medicina Veterinara Bucuresti” or Welcome in Veterinary clinic of Veterinary Faculty in Bucharest. Impressive!
I went in teh building and I was in a big reception room. The clinic has different departments: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal disease, Surgery, Ophthalmology center, Imaging sector, Sector for Haemodialysis, huge laboratory department and Pharmacy. Dr Iuliana Ionascu is the responsible person for this clinic. She shared with us all these things and we had a nice chats about the projects of the Faculty.
1.Project HRDSOP 160/2.1/S/139928 “Now a student! Tomorrow a professional! – The improvement of labour market insertion of students enrolled in higher technical/economic/veterinary education”
2. Project HRDSOP 155/1.2/139950 “Imroving quality of national higher education system in accordance with changing knoledge-based society and labor market dynamics”
3.Project HRDSOP 155/1.2/G/136748 “Veterinary emargency medicine-innovation and new skills in higher veterinary education system”
About the last mention project ,the paper present the progress of this project is co-financed by European Social Fund through the Human Resources Development Sectoral Operational Programme 2007-2013, implemented by the Univerity of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca.
The project aims to improve curriculum in higher veterinary education for a number of 400 students, in accordance with CNCIS, by introducing new disciplines and by developing a Veterinary Sectoral Network in order to achieve a better correlation between labor market and higher education system.
We visited the Ophthalmology center where is possible to diagnose and treat all of eye diseases in dogs and cats, such as Surgical treatment of cataract by the method of phacoemulsification and placement of artificial intraocular lenses, Filtration operations for treatment of glaucoma,vitreoretinal surgery and many others.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr Iuliana Ionascu for sharing all these things with us .
In this Faculty we can see how the things supposed to be done. We all live on the Balkans and we all know how hard is to involve innovation in our Faculties, but here this is reality. The team of Vets on The Balkans is proud to be part of their work for a few hours.