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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"


47th AVMHS Program and Annual Meeting

This virtual meeting will be held on Friday, July 26, 2024

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


(How) Does History Matter?:

Thinking Pasts and Futures in Veterinary Medicine" 

Jane Desmond, PhD

Professor of Anthropology and Gender and Women's Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, Illinois

Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest


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

2025 contest submissions due 15-April-2025



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