2011 Senate Joint Resolution 11
Relating to: recognizing 2011 as World Veterinary Year.
Whereas, the world's first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761; and
Whereas, 2011 will mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the veterinary medical profession; and
Whereas, veterinarians have played an integral role in discovering the causes of numerous diseases that affect our nation's citizens such as salmonellosis, West Nile infection, yellow fever, and malaria; and
Whereas, veterinarians provide valuable public health service through preventive medicine, control of zoonotic diseases, and scientific research; and
Whereas, veterinarians have advanced human and animal health by inventing and refining techniques and instrumentations, such as artificial hips, bone plates, splints, and arthroscopy; and
Whereas, veterinarians protect the quality and security of the global food supply and provide crucial assistance to the agricultural independence of developing nations around the world; and
Whereas, the 2011 legislature appreciates the importance of veterinarians in Wisconsin, and the importance of the veterinary profession on its 250th anniversary; and
Whereas, Wisconsin veterinarians are dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond and promoting the highest standards of science-based, ethical animal welfare; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature hereby recognizes 2011 as World Veterinary Year; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint resolution to the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.