2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego,
the July 18, 2011 Annual Meeting Minutes
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Veterinarians are often not aware of the historical
significance of their profession. Generally, they and
others do not know or do not realize the significant role
that veterinary medicine has in American history. The
profession has boosted static economies, assured war
victories, provided safe meat and dairy products, helped
build thriving livestock industries and has been
instrumental in the development of human health measures.
New: Oral Histories of Veterinary Medicine
Recalling the Past Practice of Veterinary Medicine for
We have collected resources that support
collecting oral histories.
Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest
Because History has a lot to tell us about
our profession and ouselves.
Students submit your history essays! Cash Prizes ($1200,
$1000, $800, $500) and possible publication in Veterinary
Details Page (Note, these have been revised
for 2013 )
Smithcors Symposium to be held at AVMA convention July
The AVMHS is happy to offer a full day Smithcors History
of Veterinary Medicine Symposium in conjuction with the
AVMA Sesquicentennial Convention, July 21, 2013 in
Chicago, IL. You can find the schedule and list of
presentations for the symposium on the second page of the
newsletter. The symposium is open to any AVMA
HIstory of the the Horse Doctor
Dr. Fred Born has prepared a couple of PowerPoint
presentations on the history of the horse doctor.
2011 Historical Commemorative Postcards for Sale
In celebration of the World Veterinary Year in honor of the
founding of the first veterinary college at Lyon, France in
1761 by Claude Bourgelat, AVMHS produced a limited edition
(500) set of six postcards. These were offered for sale in
the AVMA Auxiliary booth at the AVMA meeting in St. Louis in
July 2011. They continue to be available at $5.00 per set
plus S&H. Orders can be sent to: Dr. Fred Born at
(fjborn "at" att "dot"net) or Susanne Whitaker at (skw2 "at"
cornell "dot" edu). A poster
showing the post cards is available through the link.