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"


45th AVMHS Program and Annual Meeting

This virtual meeting was held on Monday, July 18, 2022

6-8 pm EDT (3-5 pm PT) Watch for a Zoom member invitation.

The Emerging Concept of One Health: The Interface of Animal, Human and Environmental Health

Craig N. Carter, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVPM, FNAP

Professor, Epidemiology

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Department of Veterinary Science

College of Agriculture, Food & the Environment

College of Public Health

University of Kentucky

Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest


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

2023 contest submissions due 15-April-2023