25 Jan 2011

Veterinary students gather in Palmerston North

8:05 am on 25 January 2011

Australasia's top veterinary students are in Palmerston North this week for an international conference.

The week-long event, which is held every few years, has brought together more than 90 students from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

The students will hear from speakers at the top of their profession and participate in practical workshops that cover topics from avian to small animal medicine.

This years marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the veterinary profession, following the establishment of the first veterinary school in France in 1761.