Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices

From beginnings in America, veterinarians have established veterinary practices through which to provide health care for animals--from the lone "horse doctor" traveling to house calls in a buggy to today's high-tech, multi-clinic specialty partnerships.  

The American Veterinary Medical History Society honors the many contributions made by veterinary practices and the dedicated veterinarians who have owned these small businesses over the years by recognizing those which have achieved important milestones.

The Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices intends to list any type of veterinary practice in the United States and Canada which has been in continuous operation for 50 years or more regardless of owner, dfferent addresses, building renovation, and name changes.  Some have even been passed down to generations of family members, but all have enriched the communities they have continuously served through the decades. 

We continue to seek additional practices to add to the Registry at any time. There is no cost or fee for a heritage practice to participate in the Registry.


Jerry M. Owens, DVM, DACVR

831 Madrone Road

Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9465

Cell: 510-506-0998




The Society is pleased to make available and present heritage veterinary practices with recognition certificates suitable for display in waiting rooms or offices. 

WEB LOGO: Registry of Heritage Veterinary Practices (January 2, 2020)

To further promote their many years of service, heritage practices interested in obtaining a colorful and distinctive logo for free to post on their Web pages should contact the Registry Coordinator. 

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Last updated 2021 July 13