Dr. Robert C. McClure, President Elect. Presided over the Veterinary History Program. Prior to introducing the speakers, Dr. McClure introduced Paul Amundsen, Executive Director of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Dr. R.L. Collison, Chairman of the AVMF Board of Directors. Dr. Collison presented a check for $15,400.81 to the AVMHS from the estate of Dr. Robert R. and Leona Shomer, long time members of the AVMHS.
Dr. McClure then introduced the speakers and their topics:
Remembering Dr. Robert and Leona Shomer –Dr. O.H.V. Stalheim
Searching for Veterinary Museums—Dr. Harold Davis
Dr. Phillipson Veterinary Infirmary – Dr. Leo L. Lemonds
The Missouri Veterinary Museum -- Rose Johnson & Dr. Robert McClure
Discussion About Veterinary Museums – Dr. Robert Dunlop
Public Health as a Veterinary Specialty – Dr. James H. Steele
Defining Bovine Tuberculosis – Dr. Susan D. Jones
A Civil War Veterinarian – Dr. George E. Lewis, Jr.
Dr. Phyllis H. Larsen, President of the AVMHS, called the business meeting to order. The minutes of the 1999 meeting in New Orleans were approved as Secretary Dr. Leo Lemonds presented them in Veterinary Heritage, Volume 22, Number 2, November 1999. The Treasurers report by Dr. Lemonds was given as a handout to the members present. After some discussion, the Treasurer’s report was approved.
Dr. George E. Lewis Jr., Chairman of the Nominating Committee gave the following report on nominations for 2000 – 2001: President Elect, Dr. Susan D. Jones; Secretary/Treasurer, Dr. Leo L. Lemonds. Board Members: Dr. George E. Lewis, Jr.; Dr. Charles Eastin I; Dr. William Meehl and Dr. Cathleen Hartney. Dr. Robert C. McClure, President Elect becomes President and Dr. Phyllis H. Larsen becomes Past President for the year 2000 – 2001.
It was moved and seconded that nominations cease and that the slate presented be elected by acclimation. Motion approved.
Dr. Sidney A. Ewing, Chairman of the Dr. J. F. SMITHCORS Student Veterinary History Essay Contest Committee, gave their report. There were eighteen Essays submitted this year. Thirteen schools were represented with five schools submitting two Essay entrys each. Merck and Co. increased their financial assistance to $1,500 and sent Dr. Ewings announcement letter with a professional poster to all the veterinary schools. They also sent all those who submitted an Essay a copy of the Merck Veterinary Manual. It was suggested that the posters and an announcement of the Essay Contest be sent out in late September. Dr. Ewing suggested the need for ground rules for critiquing the Essays. The other members of the committee and Judges this year were Drs. J. F. Smithcors, Sebastain Heath and Raffaele Roncalli.
Dr. J. F. Smithcors discussed the Veterinary Heritage magazine. Dr. Smithcors indicated that the quality of the material submitted was better. It was moved and seconded that the AVMHS write David Williams thanking him for his part in publishing the Veterinary Heritage.
Dr. Charles Hendrix of Auburn University gave a report on a Veterinary History teaching survey. Dr. Hendrix discussed Veterinary History teaching solutions and will continue the survey. He discussed the idea of having schools give one credit hour to students for writing a Veterinary History Essay. The Essays would be submitted to the Dr. J. F. SMITHCORS Student Veterinary History Essay Contest.
Dr. Robert Dunlop gave a report on the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM). He reported an offer of $2(US) per year for membership, for all the members of the AVMHS for two years. Then, After that it would be $5(US) per year. After much discussion, three members, Drs. Susan D. Jones, O.H.V. Stalheim and Sebastain Heath, each contributed $40.00 to help defray the cost to the AVMHS. It was moved and seconded that the AVMHS contribute $2 each for all of our members to become affiliated with the WAHVM.
Dr. Roncalli discussed the spring meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM). He expressed the hope that members of the AVMHS would continue to be a part of that organization.
Dr. Charles Eastin discussed the possibility of having Life Memberships in the AVMHS. Dr. Eastin suggested that Life Memberships be $500.00 and the money be put perpetuity. It was moved and seconded that this suggestion be approved. Dr. Larsen suggested that a committee be established to be in charge of Life memberships and the money from the Shomer Estate. The idea of a Foundation was suggested and will checked into by various people along with Sec-Treas. Lemonds.
A discussion followed regarding the day and time to have our Annual Meeting in the Future. It has been held in recent years on Tuesday afternoon. One suggestion was to have the business meeting and the speaker’s program divided with a noon luncheon in between. It was moved and seconded that the officers and board determine when and how the next meeting will be held.
Dr. Leo L. Lemonds, Sec/Treas. - AVMHS
President - Dr. Robert C. McClure
101 Bingham Rd., Columbia, MO. 65203-3577 OR
PO Box 334, Ross University
St. Kitts, West Indies
Ph. (573) 449-4497 - MO / (869) 465-4161 ext 118 St. Kitts
Past President - Dr. Phyliss Larsen
1675 Ellis Hollow Rd.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Ph. (607) 539-6181
President Elect - Dr. Susan D. Jones
2464 20th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
Ph. (303) 440-5924
Secretary / Treasurer - Dr. Leo L. Lemonds
5180 W. Highway 6
Hastings, NE 68901-7702
Ph. (402) 462-5218
Dr. Cathleen Hartney
Bayfield Animal Hospital, PO Box 362
Bayfield, CO 81122
Ph. (970) 884-2001
Dr. William Meehl
232 Swan Pond Road
N. Reading, MA 01864
Dr. George Lewis, Jr.
2711 Lander Road
Jefferson, MD 21755-7616
Dr. Charles E. Eastin I
2250 Bryan Station Pike
Lexington, KY 40516
Ph. (606) 299-5388
Chairman Smithcors Essay Contest
Dr. Sidney A. Ewing
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Editor of Veterinary Heritage
Dr. J. F. Smithcors
735 Calabria Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Ph. (805) 682-1763
Managing Editor of Veterinary Heritage
Prof. David J. Williams
Purdue University, G226 Lynn Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1245
Ph: (765) 494-1156, Fax: (765) 494-6197