Editorial 9: 50th Anniversary of Veterinary Science Academy of Catalonia
Last September it was commemorated the 50th anniversary of the constitution of the “Veterinary Science Academy of Barcelona”, since 1990 called “Veterinary Science Academy of Catalonia”. Because of this anniversary, a ceremony was celebrated in the National Art Museum of Catalonia where it was presented a publication, with interesting academic value and opinion, with partnerships of many academics.
From this editorial of Veterinaria Digital we would like to congratulate the Veterinary Science Academy of Catalonia, as an institution, and the academics, as a human group, for this anniversary.
By the way I would like to apologise for my absence at the event, because of a coincidence with a business trip to the South East of Asia.
I would also like to thank Dr. Josep Seculi i Brillas, Dr. Agustí Carol i Foix and Ramon Castell i Castell who in 1979 proposed me as academic, and Dr. Miquel Luera i Carbo and Dr. Antoni Prats i Esteve, who in 1986, incorporated me to the board of the Academy.
The Veterinary Science Academy of Barcelona and Catalonia have to be grateful to the Veterinary College of Barcelona and the Council of Veterinary Colleges of Catalonia for their support and they have to pay attention, in the future, on the instrumentalization in favour of some politic options as it occurred in the past.
Finally I would like to congratulate Dr. Josep Llupia i Mas for his labour on board of this institution, by providing it with prestige and continuity, during hard and complex times.
I also want to mention Josep Lopez i Ros, not only as president but also as colleague during Boards of the Academy on Saturdays, to share with me many of his concerns, as well as Joan Amich Gali, who during my veterinary student period was a scientist reference for me, and finally Josep Viñas i Borrell who I met while I was preparing my doctoral thesis with the professor Angel Sanchez Franco and with who I always kept a good connection.
To finish, I give my regards to other active academics such as Jaume Camps i Rabada, with who I share the hobby of pharmacology, Francesc Monne i Orga, whose conversations about aviculture have always been very interesting, Teresa Mora i Ventura, who studied with me in the Faculty of Cordoba, Joan Plana i Duran to whom I have always admired for his wish for investigation, Teresa Rigau i Mas with who I shared some trips from Tarragona to the Academy and some studies about animal reproduction, Ferran Royo i Lafuente to whom everybody must appreciate his great disposal for the duties of the Academy, Francesc Seculi i Palacios from who I have memories since the period of Neosan, Rocador and Unisol in Viladecans together with his father and Mateu Torrent i Montllevu to who I had the opportunity to give an award due to his clinical studies of the Veterinary College of Tarragona.
Congratulations on your 50th anniversary!