Jiangsu Agri-animal Husbandry Vocational College (JSAHVC) which was the only college specialized in animal husbandry and veterinary in southeast coastal areas of Southern China, located in Taizhou, the hometown of Mei Lanfang—Beijing Opera Master. JSAHVC was awarded the Model Construction Unit in Vocational Colleges of Jiangsu Province by Jiangsu Department of Education and Department of Finance in July 2008.
At present, JSAHVC covers an area of about 2,000,000m2 with construction area of 490,000m2, forming a pattern of the Phoenix Campus as the one main body with two wings: and Jiangsu Beikang Pharmaceutical Company. There are two state-level breeding & development centers: National Waterfowl Gene Bank and Jiangquhai Pig Breeding Farm; 10 province-level centers, such as Jiangsu Waterfowl Breeding & Spreading Center, Jiangsu R&D Center of Animal Pharmaceutical, Jiangsu R&D Center of Animal Epidemiology and Jiangsu Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Center; 4 city-level R&D platforms and 8 college-level research centers. 23 practical bases for students’ placement are also available, including Animal Husbandry Science & Technology Demonstration Park, the animal hospital, Jiangsu Beikang Pharmaceutical Company and Xingguang Mechanical Production Company. The college has more than 200 laboratories with the equipment value amounts to 81,500,000 yuan, while 392 practical bases are outside campus; more than 880,000 books and 120,000 electronic books are stored in the college library.
JSAHVC enrolls students from 23 provinces, cities and municipalities of China, with 13,000 students and 689 staff members including 247 teachers with Doctor’s or Master’s Degree. There are 161 professors and associate professors, meanwhile, 71.3% of the teachers are double-qualified.
JSAHVC has set 52 majors around the animal husbandry industry, with “the combination of production, study and research” as its feature. The major of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and the major of Animal drugs Production & Marketing are the brand and demonstrative majors of Jiangsu Province; in addition, the major of Animal Epidemic Prevention & Inspection and the major of Pets Breeding & Epidemic Prevention are the characteristic majors of Jiangsu Province. The college consists of School of Animal Husbandry, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Animal Pharmacology, School of Food Science, Department of Pet Science, Department of Horticulture, Department of Economics & Trade, Department of Information Technology, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Basic Courses Department.
JSAHVC has undertaken 256 projects from national ministry, Jiangsu Provincial Government and Taizhou Municipal Government in last 5 years, what’s more, it has developed 2 new animal drugs of National CategoryⅡ, which has filled in gaps in Jiangsu Province, 1 new animal drugs of National CategoryⅢ and 8 new animal drugs of National CategoryⅣ as well. The college has striven after the project fund of 12,000,000 yuan at average every year, and invested 1,500,000 yuan itself for the development of applied technology and its service. As a result, the college has carried off 1 second class prize and 1 third class prize on agricultural technology from Ministry of Agriculture; 2 second class prizes and 3 third class prizes from Jiangsu Provincial Government; 4 first class prizes and 4 second class prizes from Taizhou Municipal Government.
JSAHVC has obtained many honorary titles, such as: Civilized Unit of Jiangsu Province, Advanced Unit on Vocational Education of Jiangsu Province, Advanced Unit on Scientific Technology of Jiangsu Province, Advanced Unit on Students’ Employment of Jiangsu Province, Garden-Style Unit of Jiangsu Province, Advanced Unit on Bases for Students’ Placement, Advanced Unit on National Unity of Jiangsu Province, Advanced Unit on College students’ Political Education of Jiangsu Province and so on.
JSAHVC will insist its concept of “Establishment depends on Quality, Flourish depends on Features, Excellence depends on Talents and Development depends on Scientific Research”, and devote itself to animal husbandry industry in the near future. Aiming at educating the talents who are needed by the modern husbandry industry, the college will combine theoretical knowledge with practical application for students form different majors, sharing the same spirit, that is, We should unite and go all out in work, no matter how heavy the burden is, and we will always make efforts to be No.1.