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Shiraz University College of Veterinary Medicine

The initial nucleus of Shiraz University was formed in 1946 with the establishment of the junior College of Health which aimed at training specialists in the Medical Sciences during a four year program. In 1949 this was transformed to a Medical College and shortly thereafter in 1953 the Namazi School of Nursing and in 1955 the Colleges of Agriculture and Arts and Sciences were established.
Shiraz University which, prior to the Islamic Revolution, was called Pahlavi University was founded in 1954 with the addition of the College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine. Other units that were subsequently added were the Dental School in 1969, the Graduate School and the Junior College of Electronics in 1969, and the Colleges of Law and Education in 1977.
After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Revolutionary Council was founded in 1980 and extensive fundamental changes were implemented at universities at large.Dating back to antiquity, Fars province has been a significant center for the Persian culture and civilization. The Achaemenians (550 BC- 334 BC), the ruling dynasty of ancient Persia, settled down in Fars almost 2500 years ago. Every year more than 300,000 tourists visit the historical and spectacular sites of Persepolis, Naghsh-e Rostam, Naghsh-e Rajab and Pasargadae.
Located in the southern Iran and covering an area of 133,000 square km, Fars is bounded on the north by Yazd and Isfahan, on the west by Kohgiluyeh va Boyr Ahmad, and on the south by Hormozgan, and on the east by Kerman.
The climate of Fars ranges from cold in the mountainous regions to warm in the southern and eastern areas. In the cities of Shiraz, Kazeroon, Fasa, and Firuzabad the weather is mild, while Lar, Khonj and Evaz have hot dry summers.
The Zagros range stretches from the northwest to the southeast. The most important river is Kor passing by the city of Marvdasht and emptying into the Bakhtegan Lake. The river across which the large dam of Derudzan has been built irrigates many areas and creates spectacular views. The dam is suitable for water sports as well. The waterfall of Margun and Paradise Lost in the western part of Fars attract large numbers of visitors.
There are three impressive lakes in Fars: Bakhtegan (Neyriz), Parishan (Famur) and Maharlu. Bakhtegan Lake is the habitat of special species of migratory birds. Parishan Lake, situated in the southeast of Kazeroon, is a center for fishing and fish farming. Lake Maharlu located 18 km east of Shiraz has salt water from which salt is obtained .
In the mountainous regions there are impressive caves including Tadevan, where a lot of bats live, Shafaq, Shah-e Qandab, and Kan-e Gohar caves. These caves have eye-catching stalactites and stalagmites. Shapur cave, 30 km from Kazeroon, in which there is a natural pool, is a point of attraction. The statue of Shahpoor I , a Sassanid king, with a height of 7 meters stands amidst the entrance to the cave.
The vegetation of the province is rich in variety including goat’s thorn, acanthus, milfoil, oak, almond, and fig trees. The forested region of the Zagros wildlife includes ibex, gazelles, mouflon, deer, wild boars, foxes and jackals. Birds found in the province are partridges, pheasants, eagles and special species of migratory birds. The national park of Bamu, in the northern Shiraz, covering an area of 40000 ha, abounds with deer. Wildlife sanctuary of Arjan includes forests and many springs. A rare variety of Iranian deer lives in this area. Bahram-e Gur, Harmed and Bakhtegan are other wildlife sanctuaries.
All cities of the province are connected to each other and with the neighboring provinces by roads. The international airport of Shiraz, connecting Shiraz to many cities in Iran and abroad, plays an important role in transportation of both passengers and goods. Shiraz is on the main road from Tehran to the southern Iran.
Agriculture is of great importance in Fars. The major products include cereal (wheat and barley), citrus fruits, dates, sugar beets and cotton.
Fars industries are of high significance, some of which are the petrochemical industry, an oil refinery, a factory for producing tires, electronics industry and a sugar mill.
The handicrafts of Fars are rich in diversity including silver smiting , marquette and skill-embroidery in Shiraz, giveh (light cotton summer shoes) made in Abadeh, ceramics in Istahban, carpet , jajim (fine carpet made of wool or cotton) , and gelim (carpet made of goats’ hair) woven in Firuzabad . Other industries like cloth weaving and glass blowing are scattered throughout the province . Carpets woven by tribes , rose water made in Firuzabad , sweets produced in Fasa, and lime juice and plant essence extracted in Shiraz are of the highest quality .
Fars province consists of 16 cities with a total population of .

Tel :2286950
Fax : 2286940

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