Help future generations learn from the experience and history of our profession.

Founded in 1978, the American Veterinary Medical History Society (AVMHS), is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting research, study, understanding, communication, and appreciation for the history of the veterinary medical profession, especially in America. Membership is open to anyone interested in this subject.

"Devoted to the Diffusion of Veterinary History"


44th AVMHS Program and Annual Meeting

This virtual meeting will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021

7-9pm EDT (4-6pm PCT) Watch for a Zoom member invitation.

The History of Vaccines and the Impacts of Vaccines on Veterinary and Human Medicine

Dr. David Scott McVey

Director University of Nebraska Lincoln

School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Associate Dean Nebraska/Iowa Program for Veterinary Medicine

Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest


Veterinary students are encouraged to submit essays about a veterinary history topic.  Cash Prizes are awarded.

2022 contest submissions due 15-April-2022