Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cats Consejo Cientifico

C .... is for Cats

While in Havana the Spanky Project provided, through donations, the funding for a 100 Cat Spay / Neuter Campaign.
The campaign was completed in four sessions between February 17 and March 23.
85 females 15 males.

Ever wonder what Cubanos name their cats?
Here are the names of the 100 patients:

C... is for Consejo Cientifico Veterinario de Cuba.

The Consejo has been very supportive of the efforts of the Spanky Project.

Official announcement of Centennial celebrations in December 2008
The Cuban Veterinary Scientific Council calls its members and related national, foreign and international institutions and associations to participate in the activities that will be held during next year at the level of its base structures, provincial branches and National Executive Bureau to mark the centenary in December 2008 of its foundation.

Once the Free School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in April 10, 1907 at the request of Professor Dr. Francisco Etchegoyen y Montane, a number of veterinarians who had graduated at different colleges abroad defended their titles, organized themselves and proposed the creation of the Asociacion Nacional de Medicina Veterinaria de Cuba (National Association of Veterinary Medicine of Cuba), which was registered the 14th of December 1908 at the provincial government of Havana. Subsequently, the association was given other names, such as: Asociacion de Medicos Veterinarios (1933), Colegio Nacional de Veterinaria (1939), and later Colegio Nacional de Medicina Veterinaria name that was kept until 1962 when it was renamed Colegio Nacional de Ciencia Veterinarias. Veterinarians always remained united in order to fulfill their professional tasks, create scientific sections and coordinate meetings and congresses.

In 1967, by Resolution No. 17 of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Veterinaria (national veterinary services) of August 28, it was agreed to name the veterinary organization Consejo Cientifico Veterinario de Cuba (Cuban Veterinary Scientific Council), whose mission for forty years has been to unite and integrate professionals, technicians and workers in the field of veterinary sciences with the main purpose of facilitating the continuous technological and scientific improvement of its members. This has been achieved thanks to the work of the scientific societies that additionally have organized many scientific meetings and veterinary congresses of national and international scope throughout the years.

The celebration of the 100 years of the foundation of the veterinary medical association is a duty and a great honor for today’s veterinarians, continuators of the task of many distinguished professionals and scientists as well as significant personalities of Cuba’s social life and history that throughout the different years have been members.

It will be a great pleasure to see our members and friends celebrating and participating together in the commemorative activities for the centenary of the foundation of our association.

Dr. Fermin M. Palazuelos Tuset
Cuban Veterinary Scientific Council

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