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MEMOIRS, REMINISCENCES and PERSONAL STORIES by VETERINARIANS 

Everyone loves stories, and tales about veterinarians’ interactions with animals and people are no exception. Those told by James Alfred "Alf" Wight (better known as James Herriot) continue to delight. While Herriot is beloved for his heartwarming narratives about past veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, he is not alone. Many other veterinarians have had similarly warm, exciting, funny, and touching experiences with animals and people during their careers worth sharing and preserving. 

 

Aside from oral history interviews and formal autobiographies, memoirs, reminiscences, and recollections written by veterinarians are important not only for describing past experiences but for capturing a historical record of the profession.

 

AVMHS strongly encourages practitioners to write excerpts, or even compile an entire book, of their experiences and adventures for later generations of family and other readers to appreciate and enjoy their stories.

 

Please send comments and suggestions to the AVMHS Secretary-Treasurer.

Experiences of a U.S. Army Veterinarian in the Vietnam War.

by Allen Neill Johnson, DVM, CPT 

This is about a 60 minute presentation with nearly 80 slides describing Dr. Johnson's experiences with the US Army Veterinary Corp, 176th Detachment at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam from April 1970 to April 1971. Dr. Johnson received his DVM degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 2020-2022 

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 2020-2022 (Oct). 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 2010-2019

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 2010 and 2019. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 2000-2009

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 2000 and 2009. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 1990-1999

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 1990-1999. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 1980-1989

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 1980-1989. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 1970-1979

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 1970-1979. 

Memoirs Written by Veterinarians, 1900-1969

This is a bibliography of printed books containing memoirs and personal stories authored by veterinarians about their experiences, recollections, and reminiscences in veterinary practice with animals and people published between 1900-1969. 

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