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In 2023, the AVMHS has produced a limited edition of 30 sets of five unique veterinary historical  ornaments showing the buildings of several early private veterinary colleges in the United States.


The illustrations are laser-etched on 3-inch x 1/8-inch wooden discs and come with a ribbon making them suitable for hanging and other display. A 2-page leaflet with a brief description of the college is included with the ornament.


Each set depicts the following colleges: 

  • Chicago Veterinary College (1883-1920)

  • Harvard Veterinary School (1882-1901)

  • Indiana Veterinary College (1899-1924)

  • Kansas City Veterinary College (1891-1918)

  • McKillip Veterinary College (1892-1920)

For more information about these and other early colleges, see Past Veterinary Colleges in the United States and Canada

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These unique ornaments were produced by AVMHS Charter Member Dr. Fred J. Born from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The informative 

descriptions of the colleges were compiled by Dr. Howard  H. Erickson, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University College of  Veterinary Medicine. 

$50 per set of 5 ornaments (includes tax, shipping and handling) *** SALE $25.00 as of August 1, 2023  ***

ORDER by check or money order to:
American Veterinary Medical History Society
23 Wedgewood Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850-1064
Payable to: American Veterinary Medical History Society

ORDER by credit card via PayPal®
For more than 1 copy, please contact us at

For questions about production of these ornaments: 

Dr. Fred J. Born



For information on ordering multiple copies:

AVMHS Secretary-Treasurer

Tel: 607-257-9248


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