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FIRST Class, FIRST Cohort and FIRST Ever BVM Programme in Hong Kong

5 Sept 2017


Thirteen of Hong Kong's and the region's brightest students started this week in the first class of their undergraduate veterinary degree at City University of Hong Kong – and befittingly, in line with the university's strategy, it was a lesson about “One Health“.

This is a milestone for Hong Kong's tertiary education system and a major step forward in veterinary education in the region. Through collaboration with Cornell University, CityU is bringing an internationally accreditable undergraduate degree to the region that allows Hong Kong students to study locally, rather than having to turn to overseas universities.

The students will follow a six year curriculum that is strongly aligned with that of Cornell’s DVM in the clinical years, yet addresses local issues such as Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Aquatic Veterinary Medicine.