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Sculpture commemorates the centenary of the veterinary school at the University of Melbourne and the proud history that this encompasses.
It also acknowledges the importance of veterinary science to agriculture and to rural life in our vast country. The sculpture depicts an agricultural animal veterinarian, holding a newly delivered calf, while a kelpie watches the pair. Dr Val Sloss, who migrated from Latvia to Australia in the 1950s, agreed to be the inspiration for the veterinarian in the sculpture.
Sloss is fondly remembered by graduates from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s for his very practical approach to the teaching of obstetrics and rural practice and his empathy for animals, students and clients
|Address:||250 Princes Highway, Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee, 3030|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.889355|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Peter Corlett|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Meridian Sculpture Foundation|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 28th November, 2009|
In celebration of the centenary of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne.
"New Life" Learning from the past - Looking to the future.
This sculpture was officially unveiled by Dr Mark Lawrie, BVSc MACVSc CMAVA President, Australian Veterinary Association on Saturday 28th November 2009.
Sculptor : Peter Corlett Bronze Casting : Meridian Sculpture Foundation