The Animal Science and Technology College can be dated back to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of Beijing Agricultural College( Nowadays, this college is already renamed as Beijing University of Agriculture in English，BUA), which was established in 1956. Following the stable advancement of its size and level, the Animal Science and Technology College, with the ratification of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, was officially set up in August 1998. Nowadays, there are 2 undergraduate programs – Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine with a total enrolment of over 650. Furthermore, there are also 2 master’s programs of Clinical Veterinary Medicine and Basic Veterinary Medicine, with a postgraduate enrolment of more than 90. Therefore, a multi-level educational system has been founded with the undergraduate schooling as its mainstream.
In this department, a creative and energetic faculty team with a strong research ethos and rigorous professional altitudes, is mainly responsible for its reasonable advancement. Among the total 53 faculty and staff in service, there are 7 professors and 15 associated professors, 11 with doctoral degree and 27 with masters’. 2 of them have been selected as the Leading Scholars of BUA. Meanwhile, the laboratory facilities have also been updated as well. There have been 1 key Lab of Beijing Municipal Government( Chinese Traditional Veterinary Medicine Lab), 1 key discipline of municipal level( The Clinical Veterinary Medicine Lab ) , and 1 key discipline( the Basic Veterinary Medicine Lab ) of BUA. There are also other 9 standard teaching and primarily research labs, such as Animal Embryonic Engineering Lab, Animal Propagation Lab, Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Lab, Preventive Veterinary Medicine Lab, etc. Most of them have been equipped with the latest instruments and facilities. Consequently, it has also been with a plenty of achievements on research in its special distribution and distinction of the animal embryonic engineering, animal nutrition, significant animal epidemics prevention and control, bio-drug test, Chinese traditional veterinary medicine, etc. In the past three years, this department has completed over 40 research projects funded by both the central and municipal governments, and has been awarded with more than 30 research prizes of various levels. More than 150 books and papers have been published as well.
Following a 50- year vigorous career, more than 5000 bachelors has graduated from this department, and it has also trained thousands of people working in the front lines of animal science and veterinary medicine as well. Some of those students have already been the leaders of this special field in Beijing. Therefore, it has become the cradle for the senior professionals of both animal husbandry and veterinary medicine in Beijing.