Dr. Russell W. Currier was elected President of the American Veterinary Medical History Society at its annual meeting held in Denver, Colorado on July 14, 2018 during the AVMA Convention. Dr. Currier also served as Society president from 2010 to 2012. Most recently, as chair of the Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest Committee, he managed the Society's annual contest for DVM students in the United States and Canada to win monetary prizes and encourage appreciation and understanding of the history of veterinary medicine. He is Executive Director Emeritus of the Am...
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...
The American Veterinary Medical History Society invites you to identify some older instruments that were used by veterinarians in the past. Take a quiz question and see if you can name the veterinary instrument. Click "Get Answer" to find out if you guessed correctly.
Everyone enjoys good stories...and especially those related to animals and people. After James Herriot published the first of his beloved books in the 1970s, many more veterinarians since then have shared their memoirs, recollections, reminiscences, and adventures over the years. AVMHS is pleased to share several lists of these books to encourage practitioners to write about experiences during their own careers and for readers to have many hours of happy reading and enjoyment.
Richard Edwin Shope, MD, 1901-1966, Highlights of the Life of Accomplishment in the Field of Animal Health, by Russell W. Currier. Inset: Meyer and Shope: Two Giants of One Health for the Early Decades of the 20th Century.
Animal Shelter Medicine: Dancing to a Changing Tune, by Lila T. Miller and Stephen L. Zawistowski
Madness, Mystery, and Monsters: An Early History of Rabies, by Jessica R. Zeiger
The Development of Enrichment and Its Importance in Animal Health, by Janna M. Draper
Professor David J. Williams was elected incoming AVMHS President at the annual meeting in Indianapolis on July 22, 2017. He is Professor of Medical Illustration at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University and teaches courses on veterinary history. Professor Williams co-authored "Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History" with Robert Dunlop."
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.