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British veterinary medicine timeline
|1785||Odiham Agricultural Society proposes a British Veterinary School.|
|1791||London Veterinary College founded with Sainbel as its first Professor. Start of British veterinary profession.|
|1796||Army Board of Officers coin title “Veterinary Surgeon”.|
|1823||William Dick establishes veterinary school in Edinburgh.|
|1828||First two veterinary journals launched, one The Veterinarian, published for 74 years.|
|1836||First meeting of Veterinary Medical Association.|
|1840||Thomas Mayer and Thomas Walton Mayer start moves to obtain a Royal Charter to protect the profession.|
|1844||Charter granted and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons created.|
|1847||RCVS starts to compile the first Register of Members.|
|1848||Sheep pox found in imported animals, led to 1848 Act, first regulation to control import of animals.|
|1854||RCVS acquires first premises at 10 Red Lion Square.|
|1857||John Gamgee opens New Edinburgh Veterinary School, later moves to London but fails.|
|1861||James McCall founds Glasgow Veterinary School.|
|1865||Rinderpest diagnosed in London by J B Simonds.|
|1866||Cattle Diseases Prevention Act passed and State veterinary department created. Veterinary medicine seen as of national importance.|
|1873||William Williams establishes veterinary school in Edinburgh.|
|1876||Sir Frederick Fitzwygram and George Fleming, both in the Army, reorganise RCVS and obtain supplemental Charter.|
|1879||Fitzwygram heals rift between RCVS and Dick School allowing way for Act of Parliament to protect profession.|
|1881||Veterinary Surgeons Act passed due to work of Fleming.|
|1882||National Veterinary Association formed.|
|1896||Post of Chief Veterinary Officer established.|
|1900||Veterinary School in Dublin opened.|
|1905||Williams School from Edinburgh becomes Liverpool Veterinary School.|
|1917||Weybridge Central Veterinary Laboratory completed.|
|1919||National Veterinary Medical Association formed, becomes British Veterinary Association in 1952.|
|1920||Veterinary Surgeons Act (1881) Amendment Act passed, provided RCVS with regular income.|
|1922||Aleen Cust, first woman MRCVS, after completing course in 1890s.|
|1929||Martin Committee reports that RVC is a “national disgrace”.|
|1935||First sulphonamide introduced starting drugs revolution.|
|1937||Rebuilt Royal Veterinary College opened.|
|1938||Animal Health Division of Ministry of Agriculture born.|
|1946||Loveday Reports on veterinary education; veterinary schools subsumed into the university system.|
|1948||The Veterinary Surgeons Act passed giving RCVS powers over education and prevention of unqualified practice.|
|1949||Bristol School of Veterinary Science and the Cambridge Veterinary School established in response to the Loveday Reports|
|1957||British Small Animal Veterinary Association born, to become dominant professional division by 2000.|
|1961||Establishment of training for animal nursing auxilliaries.|
|1966||The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 consolidated and updated all previous legislation.|
|1966||RCVS approves RANA (Veterinary Nurses) Register.|
|1968||Medicines Act passed, has widespread influence on sale and use of veterinary medicines.|
|2006||School of Veterinary Medicine and Science opened at the University of Nottingham.|
|2013||Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to reconstitute RCVS disciplinary committees separately from RCVS Council came into force on 6 April amending the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.|
|2014||School of Veterinary Medicine opened at the University of Surrey.|
Compiled by Bruce Vivash Jones, Senior Vice Chairman of the Veterinary History Society in July 2010, and reproduced with his permission.