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U.S. National Register of Historic Places
of Veterinary and Animal-Related Interest

"The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the [United States] National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.”



The American Veterinary Medical History Society is interested in:

  • Identifying properties related to veterinary medicine across the United States that have been designated as historic places under this Act,

  • Promoting their recognition, and

  • Encouraging other worthy sites to be nominated.

NRHP Evaluation Criteria

To be considered eligible, a property must meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. This involves examining the property’s age, integrity, and significance.

• Age and Integrity. Is the property old enough to be considered historic (generally at least 50 years old) and does it still look much the way it did in the past?

• Significance. Is the property associated with events, activities, or developments that were important in the past? With the lives of people who were important in the past? With significant architectural history, landscape history, or engineering achievements? Does it have the potential to yield information through archeological investigation about our past?

How to Locate a Historic Place - National Register Database and Research

NOTE: In addition to the NRHP, states and localities may also recognize historic places with markers and other designations. 

U.S. National Park Services's National Register of Historic Places related to veterinary medicine.

After graduating from the veterinary program at Kansas State College in 1910, Amos H. Gish (1886-1969) moved to El Dorado, Kansas to start his own business. He arrived during a period of considerable growth and development in El Dorado, which was largely in response to the discovery of oil and gas nearby. Gish selected a site along US Highway 77 near the junction of US Highway 54 in downtown El Dorado to house his new building. It was completed in 1917. His veterinary office was located on the second floor along with several apartments. He leased commercial space on the first floor, which was occupied by various auto-related businesses over the years. Gish operated his veterinary practice out of this building until his retirement in 1960, and he lived there with his family until his death in 1969. His son John Gish joined the business in 1941, and began his own practice when Amos retired. Today, the business is known as the El Dorado Animal Clinic. The building was nominated for its local significance in the area of commerce.

Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital, Montery, California, NRHP Ref# 14000305, Added June 16, 2014

Jensen-Salisbery Laboratories, Kansas City, Missouri, NRHP Ref# 85001574, Added July 16, 1985

G & G Veterinary Hospital, Sedalia, Missouri, NRHP Ref# 11000186, Added April 15, 2011

Fort Robinson and Red Cloud Agency, Crawford, Nebraska, NRHP Ref# 6600442, Added October 5, 1966

Open to visitors as a public museum or gallery with informative exhibits and/or tours.

U.S. Animal Quarantine Station, Clifton, New Jersey, NRHP Ref# 81000397, Added October 9, 1981

Open to visitors as a public museum or gallery with informative exhibits and/or tours.

Dublin Veterinary Clinic, Dublin, Ohio, NRHP Ref# 79002884, Added April 11, 1979

Oklahoma Veterinary Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma, NRHP Ref# 08000848, Added August 26, 2008

Fort Sam Houston Museum, Veterinary Hospital & Stable, San Antonio, Texas, NRHP Ref# 75001950, Added May 15, 1975

Open to visitors as a public museum or gallery with informative exhibits and/or tours.

Alfred N. Poindexter Veterinary Hospital, Prairie View, Texas, NRHP Ref# 99000617, Added June 3, 1999

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