ANNUAL MEETINGS

Since its founding in 1978, AVMHS has traditionally held its yearly speaker presentation program and business meeting in association with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) annual conventions in various cities across the United States and Canada. The Society also displays an educational exhibit in the convention hall.  A series of postcards featuring a representative historical illustration associated with the state or meeting location was initiated in 2015. 

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44th Annual Meeting

June 30, 2021

Virtual Videoconference

PROGRAM

7–8pm EDT (4–5pm PCT)

Dr. Pat Kennedy Arrington, Program chair/President-elect

Speaker Presentation and Q&A

David Scott McVey, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Professor and Director, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Associate Dean UNL/ISU Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

“The History of Vaccines and the

Impacts on Veterinary and Human Medicine”

 

BUSINESS MEETING

8–9pm EDT (5-6pm PCT)

Dr. Zbigniew W. Wojcinski, AVMHS President

Instructions for joining the session will be sent to members prior to the meeting date. All members are encouraged to participate.

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43rd Annual Meeting

July 31, 2020

Virtual Videoconference

PROGRAM

11:00am-12:00 noon PCT (2:00pm-3:00pm EDT)

Dr. Zbigniew Wojcinski, Program-chair/President-elect

Speaker Presentation and Q&A:

Dr. Meg Sutherland-Smith, San Diego Zoo veterinarian

“History of the San Diego Zoo: A Veterinary Perspective”

 

BUSINESS MEETING

12:00 noon—1:00pm PCT (3:00pm-4:00pm EDT)

Dr. Jerry M. Owens, AVMHS President

 

Instructions for joining the session will be sent to members prior to the meeting date. All are welcome and encouraged to “attend” and participate.

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42nd Annual Meeting

August 2-6, 2019

AVMA Washington, DC

PROGRAM

Saturday-Monday, August 3-5, 2019

Exhibit Hall Booth #1093

Various veterinary history posters and information

 

BUSINESS MEETING

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8am-10am  Marriott Hotel, Dining Room during Dutch treat breakfast

Dr. Russell W. Currier, AVMHS president

 

CE POSTERS

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 3-5, 2019 —  CE Poster Session, Exhibit Hall

Sunday, August 4, 3pm-4pm (staffed)

#_ "C. Barnwell Robinson, V.S. (1859-1921): Founder of United States College of Veterinary Surgeons, Fire Department and District of Columbia Veterinarian"  

Howard H. Erickson, DVM, PhD

#_ "Washington DC’s Private Veterinary Schools, 1892-1918: Case Study of Daniel Salmon’s Short-Lived National Veterinary College"

Russell W. Currier, DVM, MPH

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41st Annual Meeting

July 13-17, 2018

AVMA Denver, Colorado

PROGRAM

Saturday-Monday, July 14-16, 2018 —Exhibit Hall Booth #2021

Various veterinary history posters and information

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6pm-8pm — AVMHS CE Program —  Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom 

Dr. Russell W. Currier, Program-chair/President-elect

 

BUSINESS MEETING
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6pm-8pm Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom H

Prof. David J. Williams, AVMHS president

 

CE POSTERS

Saturday-Monday, July 14-16, 2018

Poster Session, Exhibit Hall

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 3pm-4pm 

#A21 "Pioneer Veterinarians of Colorado and the West " 

Howard H. Erickson, DVM, PhD

#A24 "The Early History of Veterinary Medicine in Illinois"

Shannon Greeley, DVM

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40th Annual Meeting

July 22-24, 2017

AVMA Indianapolis, Indiana

PROGRAM

Saturday-Monday, July 22-24, 2017

Exhibit Hall Booth #1819

Various history posters by Purdue Univ. veterinary students

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 6pm-8pm — CE Program — JW Marriott Hotel, White River Ballroom A,

Prof. David Williams, Program-chair/President-elect

 

BUSINESS MEETING
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 6pm-8pm

JW Marriott Hotel, White River Ballroom A

Dr. Peter Cowen, AVMHS president

 

CE POSTERS

Saturday-Monday, July 22-24, 2017  Exhibit Hall

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 3pm-4pm 

#2324 The Indiana Veterinary College at Indianapolis (1892-1924):

Its Background and Contributions to Veterinary Medicine.                             Howard H. Erickson, DVM, PhD

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39th Annual Meeting

August 6-8, 2016

AVMA San Antonio, Texas

PROGRAM

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 6-8, 2016

 Exhibit Hall Booth #1014

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-5pm; Mon. 10am-2pm

History of Contributions to Veterinary Medicine in Texas In cooperation with the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Historical Committee and Dr. Charles Pipes

 

BUSINESS MEETING

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 

Boris Brglez, DVM. MPH, President

 

SPEAKERS

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 9:00am-9:50am — CE Program #1623, San Antonio Convention Center, Rm. 214C

Peter Cowen, DVM, MPVM

"James H. Steele, Contributions to Texas Veterinary Public Health"

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, 4:00pm-4:45pm — CE Program #1624, San Antonio Convention Center, Rm. 217C

Jerry Jaax, DVM, Nancy Jaax, DVM

"Emergence and History of the Filioviridae"

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38th Annual Meeting

July 11-13, 2015,

AVMA Boston, Mass.

PROGRAM

Saturday-Monday, July 11-13, 2015 —Exhibit Hall Booth

Phyllis Hickney Larsen, DVM, MPVM

"Florence Kimball, DVM ‘10: Early Massachusetts Woman Veterinarian"  

 

BUSINESS MEETING

Saturday, July 11, 2015 

Weston Waterfront Hotel

Ronnie Elmore, DVM, PhD, President

 

SPEAKERS

Monday, July 13, 2015 — CE Program — Boston Convention Center

Howard H. Erickson, DVM, PhD

"The History of the Boston Veterinary institute and Early Presidents of the United States Veterinary Medical Association"

Henry E. Childers, DVM

"The Short Existence of the Harvard University Veterinary Department   & Middlesex University School of Veterinary Medicine"

Sarah M. Oates, ‘16

"Uncloaking Cognitive Decline: The Emergence of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction in Veterinary Medicine and Its Implications for Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease"

 

Basil P. Tangredi, DVM
"Laboratory of Reform: The New England Experiment to Control Bovine Tuberculosis, 1894 – 1900"

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REGIONAL MEETINGS

5th Regional Veterinary History Meeting, September 28, 2013

Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, Louisville, Kentucky

4th Regional Veterinary History Meeting, June 15, 2012

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

"Cross-Border Connections in Canadian and U.S. Veterinary History"

3rd Regional Veterinary History Meeting, September 16, 2011

TIowa State Veterinary Medical Association, Ames, Iowa 

2nd Regional Veterinary History Meeting, March 6, 2010

Texas Veterinary Medical Association, College Station, Texas

1st Regional Veterinary History Meeting, June 9, 2009

Kansas Veterinary Medical Associaton, Manhattan, Kansas