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Introducing a New Model for Veterinary Education

The University of Milan, Italy and the European Paradigm

Associate Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Milan, Italy

A public lecture by Dr. Roberto Villa

Brief Bio:

Dr. Roberto Villa is a member of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, the Italian Society of Veterinary Science, and the Italian Consultant Committee for the Veterinary Medicinal Products. He serves on the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, and the Scientific Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed. He also works with the European Medicines Agency as a member of the Safety Working Party of the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products. He is the author/co-author of over 100 articles on veterinary medicine and has been an integral voice in the modernization of the University of Milan School of Veterinary Medicine.


"A physiological demonstration with vivisection of a dog" by Émile-Édouard Mouchy. Source: Wellcome Library


Milan is in the final stages of completing the construction of a new school of veterinary medicine, a modern project that will integrate teaching with clinical care facilities for both farm and companion animals. The University of Milan School of Veterinary Medicine is certified by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). Beyond offering a degree in veterinary medicine, the school offers also undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal production and animal welfare. In addition to the hospital structures, the University of Milan School of Veterinary Medicine is equipped with an experimental livestock center authorized to conduct experiments, studies, and research on all animal species of veterinary interest.


Friday, May 6 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Animal and Food Sciences Building 101