Dean Warnick and associate dean Yancey attend CityU graduation ceremony
This October, Lorin Warnick, D.V.M., Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Caroline Yancey, associate dean of international programs at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) attended the first Graduation Gala of the City University of Hong Kong’s (CityU) Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences’ Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) graduates.
All 11 of City U’s BVM graduates completed registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong and obtained their license to practice as veterinary surgeons. Their graduation followed the recent announcement that the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences received accreditation from the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
CVM and CityU have had a collaboration since 2009, with CityU modeling their veterinary college curriculum modeled on Cornell’s problem-based learning, and developing the first internationally accredited veterinary program in Hong Kong. The partnership continues today, with the two institutions sharing knowledge, expertise and learning opportunities and faculty and student exchanges.
“CityU’s new veterinary college will make significant contributions to advancing veterinary education and research, and promoting animal health throughout the region,” says Yancey. “CVM is very pleased to be a longstanding partner in this process.”