Dick Vet Developing Links with Brazil
The Dick Vet was pleased to welcome Dr. Renata Camozzi, a resident in Feline Medicine from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil, for a four week Internship in March this year.
Renata is a third year resident in Feline Medicine under the supervision of Professor Archivaldo Reche Jr, and particularly wanted to visit the Dick Vet because of its international reputation in Feline Medicine.
The University of Edinburgh Veterinary School is known around the world for its excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice. For that reason, and because I really admire the work of Professor Danièlle Gunn-Moore and Nicki Reed, I had a good feeling it would be an amazing experience spending some time at the Feline Clinic. I had a great time in Edinburgh. Everyone, clinicians, nurses, students and residents were very kind and friendly and received me very well. I had the chance to follow great clinical cases and learned a lot. I would definitely recommend others to visit. Edinburgh is a lovely, beautiful city and very safe, and I had an amazing time living there.
Renata’s visit has helped to set the scene for greater interaction between the Dick Vet and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) Veterinary School. We are hoping to build on this relationship and develop exchanges and partnerships at all levels (students, clinical residents and academic staff, scholarship, research). USP is a world-leading university and links between the Edinburgh and Sao Paulo vet schools can only be to the benefit of everyone.
University Latin Forum
The University of Edinburgh has been hosting its second annual Latin American forum to discuss the rapidly developing business market. The forum at the Universities Business School follows the recent opening of the University’s Office of the Americas, in São Paulo, Brazil. The Office will aid collaboration between the University and partners in education, business and government across the whole of Latin America.
Forum builds on success
Following last year’s launch of the Latin American Forum, this student-led conference has attracted an impressive array of delegates for its second year.
Government officials from Mexico, El Salvador and Ecuador will join representatives from companies including Diageo, Ernst & Young and Chilean venture capital firm Tres Mares, S.A.
Students, staff and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the Latin American Forum, to exchange ideas and examine a region of the world experiencing rapid social change and economic development.
Edinburgh and Latin America
The University’s connections with Latin America are extensive and long-standing. Partnerships have been established with a range of institutions including UNAM (Mexico), Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and Universidad de Chile.
Edinburgh recently established the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, which will encourage partnerships and academic exchange between staff and students in Edinburgh and Latin America.
Business links are important and include collaboration with Brazil’s national energy company, Petrobras, and BG Group to improve methods of extracting oil from carbonate reservoirs in offshore fields.
Other partnerships include work to address deforestation in the Andes and Amazonian basin and efforts to tackle health problems in Venezuela using remote telehealth networks.