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July 10, 2018

AVMHS is very pleased to welcome the new chair of the Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Content. Beginning with preparations for the 2019 contest, Dr. Jessica R. Zeiger replaces Dr. Russell W. Currier who has organized this annual contest for DVM students at US and Canadian veterinary colleges for 10 years. Dr. Zeiger earned her DVM degree from Purdue University in 2018 and possesses an enthusiastic interest in veterinary history. Having won four prizes in this contest, her first (twice), second, and fourth place essays have been published in issues of Veterinary Herit...

May 24, 2018

We are very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. They are:

First Prize

Jessica Zeiger ’18, Purdue University, “Perceptions of Conception: The History of Artificial Insemination”

Second Prize

Marta Zlotnick ’19, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, “The Child’s Vet: Veterinarians in Children’s Media in 20th Century America”

Third Prize

Ashley Russo ’19, Kansas State University, “Who Let the Dogs Out of Orbit?: A Brief History of the First Dog in Space”

Fourth Prize

Janna Draper ’19, Purdue...

September 3, 2017

It's time to think about a veterinary history topic to research and write about for the 2018 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. The deadline is midnight APRIL 15, 2018. Contest committee chair Dr. Russell Currier encourages all D.V.M. students enrolled in a veterinary college in the United States, Canada and West Indies to submit one or more essays to win prizes worth $1,200, $1,000, $800, and $500 and have their winning essays published in Veterinary Heritage.

June 6, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Content. They are:

  • 1st Prize Jessica Zeiger ’18 Purdue Universit,y "Madness, Mystery, and Monsters—An Early History of Rabies."

  • 2nd Prize Jessica Zeiger ’18 Purdue University, "Sleep Away the Suffering—The Early Development of Veterinary Surgical Anesthesia."

  • 3rd Prize Janna M. Draper ’19 Purdue University, "The Development of Enrichment and Its Importance in Animal Research."

  • 4th Prize Kara Simon ’19 Kansas State University, "The Story of Mice and M...

May 20, 2016

Committee Chair Dr. Russell W. Currier is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest with prizes in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence. The winner and titles of their essays are:

1st Prize            Alison Smith ’19, Tufts University

The Rise and Fall of “Wonder Drugs”: The story of Antibiotics in Agriculture.

2nd Prize           Laura Johnson ’17, North Carolina State University

The Origin and Legacy of Christian Petersen’s Gentle...

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