OVC Bulletin

150th finale featured ghosts, jigs, reels, food and fun for all

Posted: November 5, 2012

Highland dancer Erin Hayes and fiddler Shari van de Pol get airborne during a performance with OVC 2014 classmates including Robert Berger (guitar), Ryan Appleby and Michael Krystolovich.

About 150 people attended the OVC 150th Anniversary Finale Event on Saturday night.

The program featured welcoming remarks from the ghost of OVC founder Andrew Smith (played by Dr. Peter Conlon) as well as performances by OVC students and staff followed by a dessert reception.

Couldn’t make it to the show? Check out the photos on the OVC Flickr page.

The U of G library’s exhibit celebrating OVC’s 150th officially opens on Thursday at 4 p.m.

The exhibit celebrates the history of veterinary medicine and features rare books, artifacts and photos that illustrate the OVC’s rich history and impact on education, research, and the development of veterinary science.

The opening takes place Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s Academic Town Square. For more information, see the library news release or contact Melissa McAfee, Special Collections Librarian at mamcafee@uoguelph.ca.

The 150th anniversaries of the OVC and the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine are featured in an article published online by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Read the article here.

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