Universidad del Valle de México (UVM) hosts Laureate’s first Veterinary Medicine Best Practice Meeting

The meeting will focus on sharing information on this important field of study as well as providing new opportunities for network collaboration


UVM - Mexico

On May 18 and 19, 2011, Universidad del Valle de México (UVM) will host Laureate's first Veterinary Medicine Best Practice meeting. The goals of the meeting are to support quality growth in this important area of study throughout the Laureate International Universities network and to enhance the value that can be created for our students and future graduates through sharing best practices and information, creating international programs for student and teachers, identifying trends in this area and implementing new learning technologies in veterinary medicine.

The Veterinary Medicine program at Universidad del Valle de Mexico opened its doors to its first cohort of 81 students in August 2010 at the Coyoacán campus. The Coyoacán campus is located in Mexico City, making it a strategic site for the opening and expansion of the program. The School of Health Sciences has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in Mexico in the implementation of innovative learning techniques such as the use of body painting and projection and state of the art simulation resources.

The decision to host the Veterinary Medicine Best Practice meeting at UVM came from the specific desire to share the experiences UVM has had with launching this new program, to introduce the new program to other network universities and to share new learning methodologies in veterinary medicine that have been developed and implemented in Mexico.

The meeting will be attended by leaders in Veterinary Medicine from Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile), Universidad de Las Américas (Chile), Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (Brazil), Universidad de Las Américas (Ecuador) and Universidad del Valle de Mexico (Mexico), as well as academic and executive leaders from schools of Health Sciences from UVM and other Laureate network institutions.

For more information on the meeting, please contact Raúl Caraballo Guevara, Coordinador Académico de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia (raul.caraballo@uvmnet.edu)