As horses were gradually phased out of the military, the military veterinarians were assigned to other tasks – primarily related to food control – although the officer in command is still called colonel of the veterinary corps.The Danish Veterinary Association founded in 1849 Absolute monarchy in Denmark was abolished in 1848, and this signalled the start of the formation of countless associations.At that occasion a 115 page book was published with 14 contributions, i.a. Katic (on the highlights in the history of the school; on the sculptures and paintings in its possession and a bibliography of earlier Festschrifte) and by A. In 1858, (Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University – commonly referred to as KVL) could receive its first intake of veterinary trainees “far out in the country” in Frederiksberg, where it is still situated.
Frederiksberg: Kollegiet for Husdyrbrugs- og Veterinærvidenskab/Den Kgl. For that occasion a special exhibition was held at the Danish Agricultural Museum (Gammel Estrup, Djursland) about the work of Danish veterinarians throughout 150 years. Bent Christensen reports: The Veterinary school In this exhibition special mention is made of Peter Christian Abildgaard (1740-1801), who founded Den Kongelige Veterinærskole (Royal School of Veterinary Medicine) in Christianshavn, Copenhagen, in 1773, and of Erik Viborg (1759-1822).
Denmark’s entry, in 1973, into what was then the EEC, resulted in comprehensive harmonisation of legislation and regulations that have also had an impact on veterinary areas.
In 1999 the Danish Veterinary Association celebrated its sesquicentennial jubilee.
As far back as the first centuries AD, reports tell of “military veterinarians” in the Roman legions, and this was a tradition that persisted throughout the subsequent centuries.
Around 1780, a new era began for the army’ s veterinary service as the army was slowly supplied with qualified veterinarians.
The army’s veterinary corps was established in 1810 and has thus been in existence for almost 190 years.