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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...

August 7, 2016

Peter Cowen, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DAVES was elected president of the American Veterinary Medical History Society at its 39th annual meeting held in San Antonio on August 7, 2016. Dr. Cowen is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

August 5, 2016

Dr. Russell W. Currier was awarded  the prestigious Meyer-Steele Gold Headed Cane presented for outstanding contributions by the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society sponsored by the Hartz Mountain Corporation. This honor was bestowed during the American Veterinary Medical Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas on August 8, 2016. 

August 2, 2016

AVMHS members will meet for the Society's 39th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to two featured speakers in the AVMA CE Program, an educational booth with feature several illustrative posters related to the history of veterinary medicine in Texas. President Boris Brglez will preside at the business meeting.

July 16, 2016

Dr. Fred Born has just released two publications titled,  "The History of Veterinary Medicine in Wisconsin" and "The WVMA 100th Anniversary in Review." 

June 12, 2016

The Abilene Animal Hospital was founded in 1946 by Dr. Frank W. Jordan in Abilene, Kansas. Originally a single practitioner large animal practice, it is now a "thriving eight doctor, mixed animal practice." The Abilene Animal Hospital is the latest veterinary practice added to the AVMHS Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices, which honors and recognizes practices in continuous operation for more than 50 years.

June 7, 2016

The American Veterinary Medical History Society has been awarded a grant from the Donaldson Charitable Trust for prizes in honor of Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Prizes for 2017, 2018, and 2019 in the Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. This annual essay contest is open to any student enrolled in a D.V.M. program at veterinary colleges in the United States, Canada and West Indies.

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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