Veterinary science and university history
The exhibition consists of three parts.
The first nine showcases contain the instruments of veterinary science and illustrate their development. This part involves 200 years, up to the first third of the 20th century. A wide range of instruments made of wood, metal or leather in the 17-18th centuries as well as of those meeting the hygienic requirements of the 20th century can be seen in showcases. The training of horse smiths, having run parallel to veterinary education, as well as the history of horseshoes can be followed in one of the showcases.
The second part of the collection deals with the history of the university and veterinary education, respectively. The exhibition presents the history of the university trough the life works of some of its outstanding professors (Sándor Tolnay, József Hoffner, Vilmos Zlamál, Lajos Thanhoffer, Béla Tormay, Ákos Azary, Béla Nádaskay, Ágoston Zimmermann, Ferenc Hutÿra, Béla Plósz, Ferenc Varga, Mihály Berrár, István Rátz, Károly Jármai, Ferenc Tangl, Oszkár Wellmann, Henrik Hetzel, József Marek, János Mócsy, Aladár Aujeszky, Rezső Manninger, Sándor Kotlán, Gyula Magyary-Kossa, László Botskor).
The third part of the collection contains animal sculptures of high artistic value created by the sculptor, György Vastagh, Jr. They served originally the purposes of demonstration at the end of the 19th century. On the walls of the showcases containing the animal models some contemporary photos supplement our knowledge of the demonstrated species.
The exhibition can be visited upon request in building H of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University.
World renowned achievements of Hungarian veterinary science
Open from 24 June 2011 till 30 July 2012
2011 is the World Veterinary Year and the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University will celebrate the 225th anniversary of its foundation in September 2011.
The exhibition is part of the celebration of these two important events. It presents the world renowned achievements of Hungarian veterinary science. Diseases of domestic animals named Marek’s, Aujeszky’s, Köves’s, Derzsy’s, Preisz-Nocard disease after Hungarian veterinarians are described as well as the Hungarian royal State Insitute for Bacteriology; it is possible to see diagnostic and therapeutic tools and procedures the development of which was also the achievement of Hungarian veterinarians; we also get acquainted with the special veterinary pathology book by Hutÿra and Marek, translated into 11 languages and edited many times, that served as a textbook for several generations of veterinarians all over the world.
Relics from the pavilion of the Hungarian royal Veterinary College at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 may also be seen. Hundreds of foreign students, studying at the faculty, also look upon this traditional institution as their alma mater.