2017 was a significant year in the recent history of veterinary science at the University of Melbourne. It marked the 50th anniversary of the first graduates from the new Bachelor of Veterinary Science program, and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Kendall Hall student accommodation at Werribee.
Professor Douglas Blood (Dean, 1962–1968) was tasked with the re-establishment of the veterinary school in the 1960s. He and Professor Ken Jubb (Dean, 1969–1990) managed the Faculty’s activities for three decades. Furthermore, both Professors Blood and Jubb were highly-regarded nationally and internationally, writing seminal textbooks in the fields of large animal medicine and veterinary pathology respectively.
The Melbourne University Veterinary Society (MUVS) is seeking to recognise the important contribution made by the two founding Deans of the modern veterinary school by commissioning bronze busts of Professors Blood and Jubb, to be located in or near the foyer of the new teaching building at Werribee, which was opened in 2019.
If money raised exceeds that required for this project, the additional funds will be used to support other projects in memory of Professors Blood and Jubb.
Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze donors will be acknowledged on a plaque near the busts.
- Platinum donors – from $10,000
- Gold donors – $5,000 to 9,999
- Silver donors – $2,000 to 4,999
- Bronze donors – $500 to 1,999
All donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged in a booklet relating to the bronzes. Donations above $2 are tax deductible in Australia.
MUVS greatly appreciates any support to commemorate these two visionary veterinarians and the legacy that they created for all graduates of the Melbourne Veterinary School.