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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"


46th AVMHS Program and Annual Meeting

This virtual meeting was held on Thursday, July 6, 2023

7-9pm EDT (6-8 pm CST) Watch for a Zoom member invitation.


Global Aspects of the History of Veterinary Medicine

Susan D. Jones, DVM, PhD

Distinguished McKnight University Professor

History of Science and Technology

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

University of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest


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

2024 contest submissions due 15-April-2024



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