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News and Comment NEWSLETTER

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News & Comment newsletter began as pages of news included in semi-annual issues of  Veterinary Heritage in 1999. Separate newsletters later became known as Interim News & Comment, that are distributed periodically during the year to all members electronically by PDF or in print by mail.

News, comments, and suggestions for News & Comment can be submitted at any time to the AVMHS Secretary-Treasurer at avmhs.info@gmail.com

2024 May

CONTENTS: 

  • Message from President John de Jong

  • 2024 AVMHS Annual Program and Business Meeting

  • History Talk at AVMA by Dr. Murphy

  • Dr. Monica Murphy’s New Book

  • News from the Membership Committee

  • Report on 2024 SAVMA Symposium

  • News from the Museum Committee

  • Report from the Nominating Committee

  • K-State Honors for Dr. Howard Erickson

  • Alumni Recognition for Dr. Khursheed Mama

  • Appreciation Book for 2023 Essayists

  • Reissue of Dr. Aleen Cust’s Biography

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2024 March

CONTENTS:

  • Message from President John de Jong

  • SAVMA Symposium in Tennessee

  • 2024 Annual Meeting Speaker

  • Museum Committee News

  • New Historical Markers Project

  • Memorials and Gravesite Markers

  • Call from the Membership Committee

  • Veterinary Medicine in the Vietnam War

  • Pardon of a Civil War “Veterinary Surgeon”

  • New History Time-Bites on VIN

  • Progress on digitizing JAVMA and AJVR

  • In Memoriam – BG Charles VL Elia

  • 2024 WAHVM Congress in Leon, Spain

  • Congratulations to Dr. Zbig Wojcinski

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2023 June

CONTENTS:

  • AVMHS Annual Meeting and Program– July 6, 2023

  • This Year’s Meeting Postcard

  • Informal Gathering at AVMA in Denver

  • 2023 Student History Essay Contest

  • 2023 SAVMA Symposium

  • Outreach at Chicago Vet Show

  • Interview with Dr. Fred J. Born

  • Updated History Display at Michigan State

  • Is zoonosis etymologically inexact?

  • New History Time-Bite Stories on VIN

  • Nominating Committee Report

  • Fund Raising for Five Irishmen book

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2023 February

CONTENTS:

  • AVMHS Annual Meeting – July 6, 2023

  • 2023 SAVMA Symposium

  • AVMHS Museum Committee Meeting

  • Recognizing Black Veterinarians in Quebec

  • More Stories for Black History Month

  • Zoo & Aquarium Video Archive

  • JAVMA Backfiles Now Accessible Online

  • New History Elective at Oklahoma State

  • NRHP Salmon-Stohlman House

  • Teaching Humanities at Vet Colleges

  • Dr. Currier on Louis Pasteur

  • In Memoriam: Dr. R. Gary Roop (1931-2021)

  • New History Time-Bite Stories on VIN

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2023 August/Sept

CONTENTS:

  • AVMHS Annual Meeting Program– July 6, 2023

  • 2023 AVMHS Business Meeting

  • 2023-2024 AVMHS Officers and Board Members

  • 2023 Smithcors Student Essay Contest Winners

  • Recognition for Student Essayists

  • Informal Gathering at AVMA in Denver

  • AVMHS Members Recognized at AVMA

  • New Curator at Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum

  • Update on Veterinary Ornaments

  • New History Time Bites Stories on VIN

  • Volunteers Needed for Vacancies

  • New Webpage for JAVMA News Reports

  • In Memoriam: Mrs. Ann Smithcors

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2023 November

CONTENTS:

  • 2023-2024 AVMHS Board of Directors

  • Meet New Board Members

  • One Health Newsletter

  • History Course at Oklahoma State University

  • Dr. Erickson Interviewed for Iowa PBS

  • New Webpage on Women Veterinarians

  • Dr. Mignon Nicholson Grave Site

  • One Health Speakers Bank

  • Leonard Pearson Lecture Notes Digitized

  • Bovine Tuberculosis on Hawaii

  • Dr. Diana Davis’ Paper on Dr. Jotello Soga

  • 2024 Essay Contest Chaired by Dr. Susan Aiello

  • Dr. Shannon Greeley is New Registry Coordinator

  • New Time Bites

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2022 September

CONTENTS:

  • AVMHS 2022 Program Summary

  • ---Highlights of Dr. Craig Carter’s One Health Talk

  • ---2022 AVMHS Annual Business

  • Meeting Summary in JAVMA News Bulletin

  • 2022-23 AVMHS Officers and Board Members

  • Introducing New Officers

  • AVMA President’s Award to Dr. Martha Littlefield

  • Dr. Arnold Goldman for AVMA President-Elect

  • Alumni Honors for Dr. Janver Krehbiel

  • Museum Committee Meeting September 20

  • Dr. Fred Born’s Historical Ornaments Project

  • Books for 2022 Essay Contest Students

  • Historical Murals at Auburn University

  • Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital Update

  • 2022 WAHVM Congress in Brescia, Italy

  • Paper on BVD and Post-WWII Viral Epidemics

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2022 November

CONTENTS:

  • Dr. Fred Born’s Historical Ornaments

  • 2022 WAHVM Congress in Brescia, Italy

  • AVMHS Museum Committee Meeting Update

  • Veterinarians as Authors

  • Medieval Veterinary Medicine

  • Dr. Russ Currier on Louis Pasteur

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2022 March

CONTENTS:

  • Congratulations to Dr. John de Jong

  • Membership Committee Survey

  • AVMHS Virtual Board Meeting, December 13

  • Updates Lists on AVMHS Website

  • Historical Mural at Kansas State CVM

  • Drs. Wojcinski’s Travels to Lyon and Alfort

  • Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital Status

  • Insulin’s 100thAnniversary

  • Cheville’s Book for 2021 Student Essayists

  • Honors for AVMHS Secretary-Treasurer Whitaker

  • Guideposts for Veterinary Professionals 2022 Distribution

  • Women in Military History

  • Papers Wanted for Veterinary Heritage

  • Capturing History via StoryCorps

  • 2022 WAHVM Congress Call for Papers

  • New Veterinary History Book by BV Jones

  • All Creatures Great and Small Season 2

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2022 June

CONTENTS:

  • AVMHS 2022 Program and Annual Meeting

  • 2022 Smithcors Student Essay Contest Winners

  • Dr. Martha Littlefield New Contest Chair

  • Reminder: Membership Committee Survey

  • Guideposts2022 College Distribution

  • History Column Murals at Texas Tech SVM

  • AVMHS Virtual Board Meeting, December 13

  • 2022 WAHVM Congress in Brescia, Italy

  • Pre-Publication Announcement

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2021 October

CONTENTS:

  • From AVMHS President Pat Arrington

  • Congratulations to Dr. Arrington and Staff

  • June 30 AVMHS Program Summary

  • AVMHS 2021 Report in JAVMA News

  • Updated AVMHS Bylaws Approved

  • Status of Guideposts for Veterinary Professionals

  • Next Book on Five Irish Going Veterinary Brothers

  • Oral Histories of Past AVMA Presidents

  • Dr. Born’s Letter Published in JAVMA

  • 100th Anniversary of BCG Vaccine

  • Recollections of Dr. William Hadlow

  • 2021-2022 AVMHS Officers and Board Members

  • Introducing New Officers

  • San Hendrix’s Next History Book

  • Call for Michigan State Alumni Photos

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New AVMHS Life Members

  • Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books and Videos

  • Recent Journal Articles

2021 March

  • Status Report on AVMHS's Guideposts Book

  • Zoom Videoconference on Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital

  • AVMHS Bylaws Review

  • AVMHS Dues Increase for 2021-2022

  • Oral History Interviews at K-State

  • Another AAAP Biography

  • March is Woman's History Month

  • Exhibit: "Barbiue, D.V.M." at Minnesota

  • Kudos to President Zbig Wojcinski

  • Decades of AHT History Saved in UK

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Fritz Gluckstein

  • AVMHS Logo Redesign

  • History Books in Preparation

  • Dr. Born's Vintage Instrument Quiz #10

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New Registry of heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2021 June

CONTENTS:

  • June 30 AVMHS Annual Meeting Program

  • 2021 Annual Meeting Postcard

  • 2021 Smithcors Student Essay Contest Winners

  • Status Report on AVMHS’s Guideposts Book

  • AVMHS Bylaws Review and Approval Vote

  • Membership Committee Survey

  • Purdue’s David Williams Is Emeritus

  • Lushington Marker Dedicated in Virginia

  • Research on Early Black Veterinarians

  • 2021-2022 Nominating Committee Report

  • Dr. Kathleen Cooney on Euthanasia

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2020 September

  • Message from President Zbigniew Wojcinski 

  • Status Report on AVMHS’s Guideposts Book 

  • “Virtual” Program for 2020 Annual Meeting 

  • Meet New 2020-2021 AVMHS Officers and Board Members

  • AAAP History Committee Meeting 

  • More of Dr. Charles R. Schroeder 

  • AVMA Posters Postponed to Next Year 

  • Virtual AVMHS Board Meeting September 10 

  • Membership Committee Established 

  • Record COVID-19 History… Now! 

  • Latest Developments at Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital 

  • New Online Historical Exhibit at Penn Vet 

  • Meeting and Event Calendar 

  • New AVMHS Members 

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices 

  • New Books 

  • Recent Journal Articles

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2020 July

  • “Virtual” Program for AVMHS 2020-July-31

  • 2020 Student Essay Contest Results

  • History Trivia Question

  • Dr. Fred Born’s New Wisconsin Blog

  • Dr. Howard Erickson’s History Course Continues

  • Revealing Data: Dr. James Herrick and the 1918 Influenza

  • Report WAHVM 44th International Congress

  • More on Thomas Bowhill and HH Curson

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New Books

  • Answer to History Trivia Question

  • Recent Journal Articles

2020 December

  • Status Report on AVMHS's Guideposts Book

  • Upcoming Zoom Session of Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital

  • Dr. Helen Wojcinski Becomes N&C Reporter

  •  Books for Essay Contest Students

  • AVMHS Bylaws Review

  • In Memoriam-Drs. WR Pritchard and RR Marshak

  • Dr. Born's Vintage Item

  • Narrative Medicine-What Is It?

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practicies

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2020 April

  • AVMHS President Dr. Jerry M. Owens’ Travel Report

  • Meeting Plans for San Diego

  • Four Ingram Brothers Revealed, part II

  • Registry Brochure and Certificate

  • Past Veterinary Colleges Web Page

  • Honorary Member Dr. Philippe de Wailly

  • Time-Bites Now Accessible in VSNP

  • Dr. Mark Rishniw on Eclampsia

  • Dr. Fred Born’s Vintage Instrument Quiz #8

  • Veterinary Roundtable Auctions

  • Online Index to Veterinary History

  • Links to Human Medical History Resources

  • WAHVM 2020 Congress in South Africa

  • MSU’s Human-Animal Connection Exhibit

  • New Book: Comanche and His Captain

  • Meeting and Event Calendar 2020

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New AVMHS Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Answer to Vintage Instrument Quiz #8

  • Recent Journal Articles

2019 June

  • Posters and Postcard for D.C.

  • Breakfast Business Meeting in D.C.

  • 2019 Essay Contest Winners

  • Dr. Brglez Met Incoming AVMA President

  • New History Course at UC Davis

  • WSU Veterinary History Collection Exhibit

  • Dr. Jerry Owens’ History Writings

  • Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship

  • New Book on Military Veterinary Services

  • Dr. Born’s Vintage Instrument Quiz

  • New History Time-Bites on VIN

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2019 February

  • Donaldson Charitable Trust Grant Award

  • Matching Gift to AVMHS

  • Public Health Impact of Milk Pasteurization

  • Poster Proposals for 2019 AVMA

  • Dr. Pat Arrington Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Dr. Charles Allen Cary Biography

  • Public Health Impact of Milk Pasteurization

  • Dr. Douglas Cohn Spoke at the Albany Institute of History & Art

  • Detroit Practice to Celebrate 175 Years

  • Historical Methods for Revealing Data

  • 17th Century Perspective on Strangles

  • Missouri Veterinary Museum Highlighted

  • Veterinary History Trivia Corner

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Members

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

2019 December

  • Dr. Jerry Owens’ Cross-country Visits

  • Dr. DE Buckingham’s 1900 Small Animal Surgery Table

  • New Registry Recognition Certificate

  • Dr. EP Steffey Awarded Dudley Buxton Medal

  • History Posters for 2020 AVMA in San Diego

  • Dr. Born’s Vintage Instrument Quiz #7

  • Four Ingram Brothers Revealed

  • Society of Phi Zeta Archives

  • Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital

  • WAHVM 44th Congress in South Africa

  • Meeting and Event Calendar

  • New AVMHS Members

  • New Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

  • New Books

  • Recent Journal Articles

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