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American Veterinary Medical History Society 2003 Annual Meeting

American Veterinary Medical History Society
Annual Meeting
July 22, 2003
Marriott Hotel – Denver, Colorado

The American Veterinary Medical History Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an all day meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Denver, on July 22, 2003.

President Sebastian Heath presided over the AVMHS business meeting, which preceded the speakers’ programs. In his opening remarks Dr. Heath offered to match 10% of any donations that we collected. The minutes of the AVMHS meeting last year in Nashville were presented. They appeared in the November 2002 Veterinary Heritage, Volume 25, Number 2. It was moved by Dr. Ewing and seconded by Dr. Detwiler that the minutes be approved. The motion carried.

Dr. Leo Lemonds presented the Treasurer’s Report. Accountant Bob Brommer organized it for the AVMHS. It was moved by Dr. McClure and seconded by Dr. Ewing that the Treasurer’s Report be approved. The motion carried.

Dr. Sidney Ewing, Chairman of the Nominating Committee; presented the following slate of officers: Immediate Past President, Sebastian Heath; President, Sidney Ewing; President Elect, Raffaele Roncalli; Secretary/Treasurer, Leo Lemonds; and Board Members, Thomas Murnane and Debbie Ladry. George Beran and Trenton Boyd have another year to serve on the Board. McClure moved and seconded by Larsen that nominations cease and the slate of officers as presented be approved. Motion carried.

Dr. Sidney Ewing, Chair of the J. F. Smithcors’ Student Veterinary History Essay Contest gave a report. Sixteen essays were received from students representing seven different institutions. The first place winner was from Washington State University. Interestingly, he was also first place winner in 2002. Mr. Greg Schmiesing attended the AVMHS meeting in Denver, the first time that an essay contestant had been invited to do so under sponsorship of Merck & Company/Merial. The second and third place winners were both from Oklahoma State University. Merck’s/Merial’s generous sponsorship makes it possible to award prizes of $750, $500 and $250, respectively for three prize winners and to offer a $500 travel supplement for one essayist to attend the Society’s annual meeting. The three judges and chair of the Essay Committee agreed that all sixteen contestants were eligible to receive The Merck Veterinary Manual and a one-year subscription to the Veterinary Heritage magazine.

Dr. J. F. Smithcors gave a brief report on the Veterinary Heritage and this year’s special “25 Year History of the AVMHS.” Dr. Smithcors put together the history, with David Williams editing and having it published by Purdue University.

Dr. Phyllis Larsen, Chairman of the Finance Committee, discussed a proposed amendment to the By Laws. The proposed amendment was to add a Finance Committee to Article 8 of the By Laws.

Section 3. Finance Committee
The Finance Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for the purpose of assisting the Board in overseeing and protecting all aspects of the Society’s financial duties and resources and reporting on them to the Board at least annually and to the membership at large when appropriate.
The Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and at least two other members appointed for staggered two-year terms.
The current Finance Committee moved the approval of the amendment. Motion carried.

Dr. Susan Jones reported on the Committee of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine.

Annual Meetings of the WAHVM
Last year’s meeting, to be held in Wittenberg, Germany, was cancelled due to the catastrophic flooding in that city. This fall, the 34th International Congress on the History of Veterinary Medicine will be held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UNAM City University in Mexico City, September 24-27. AVMHS member Dr. Bob Dunlop will be one of the keynote speakers. Registration forms and the program details are available from Dr. Jones. In 2005, we will be hosting the 36th International Congress, in Minneapolis. The Congress will be held in conjunction with the AVMA Annual Convention and the World Veterinary Association Annual Congress.

We Need More Committee Members
In preparation for the 2005 Congress, I (Susan Jones) will be forming the following sub-committees of the WAHVM Committee: Program (Will propose and invite speakers, create the schedule of speakers and the list of posters to be presented); Financial (Will work closely with the AVMHS Secretary/Treasurer, will solicit grants from corporations and foundations, collect registration fees and keep the budget); and Local Arrangements (Will interface with the AVMA to make arrangements for meeting and hotel rooms, for meals, and for a field trip). Anyone with ties to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine please contact Dr. Jones, as I would also like to get the College involved.

Dr. Leon Saunders Wins the Cheiron Medal
The WAHVM’s highest honor, the Cheiron Medal, was awarded to American Dr. Leon Saunders last year. The AVMHS and the Dutch Society for the History of Veterinary Medicine nominated Dr. Saunders. Due to the cancellation of the Wittenberg meeting, his medal was presented to him by Dr. Phil Teigen (the AVMHS representative in 2002) at a ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

First Motion:
That this 2003 Annual Meeting verify that Dr. Bob Dunlop is to serve as the AVMHS representative at the WAHVM General Assembly at Mexico City, September 24-27, 2003.

Second Motion:
That this 2003 Annual Meeting approve the submission of the following two themes for the WAHVM Congress to be held in Minneapolis in 2005. 1. History of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals; and 2. History of Veterinary Medicine in War and Peace. These themes will be presented by the AVMHS representative to the WAHVM General Assembly in September 2003.

The WAHVM Committee report was approved.

Dr. Leo Lemonds, Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Committee gave a brief report. In particular, he gave thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Lawrence for obtaining a $10,000.00 Grant from the Donaldson Trust to help finance this year’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Dr. Lawrence also had obtained the speakers for the program. Dr. Lemonds also gave a big thanks to his yearlong Anniversary Committee of Dr.’s Susan Jones, Bob McClure and Sidney Ewing.

Dr. Robert McClure asked for help in keeping the AVMHS Web Site up to date. It was noted that we have obtained 8 or 10 new members through the Web Site. Dr. Robert McClure reported that he and Dr. Hendrix had discussed the development of an “on line” course “History of Veterinary Medicine” for students at the veterinary medical schools and colleges. They would like the comments, involvement and contributions of others interested in the project. Please contact them.

It was mentioned that Dr. Roscoe Moore Jr., had sent a check for $500 to become a Life Member of the AVMHS. After some discussion, Dr. McClure moved, seconded by Dr. Larsen, that approval be given to $500 being the amount for a Life Membership. Motion carried.

A discussion of Dr. Phyllis Larsen’s “News and Comments” in the Veterinary Heritage followed. It was agreed that this added greatly to the Veterinary Heritage.

Distribution of the Veterinary Heritage to Veterinary Schools was discussed. It was agreed to send the Heritage to all Veterinary Schools in United States and Canada gratis. Since schools outside North America take quite a bit of extra postage—they will continue to pay for their Veterinary Heritages.

Dr. Susan Jones asked for a moment of silent prayer for two of our deceased members, Drs. Patricia O’Conner and Frank Loew.

Meeting adjourned.


Dr. Leo L. Lemonds
Secretary/Treasurer
AVMHS

2003-2004 
(Semi - Official) 

latest revision ------10/10/03

American Veterinary Medical History Society Officers and Committees

President: 

Dr. Sidney Ewing, 
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-2006
Ph: 405-744-8177 (Work) , 405-744-5275 (Fax)
Email: saewing@cvm.okstate.edu
 

Secretary/Treasurer:

Dr. Leo Lemonds
5180 W. Highway 6
Hastings, NE 68901-7702
Ph: 402-462-5218 (Home)
402-462-5218 (Office)
Email: uncledoc@gtmc.net
 

President - Elect 

Dr. Raffaele Roncalli 
29 Louise Dr.
Milltown, NJ 08850 
Ph: 732-940-4070 (Home), 732-940-7881 (Fax) 
Email:r.ron@att.net
 

Past President: 
Dr. Sebastian Heath
1650 Harvard St. NW, Apt. 718
Washington, D.C. 20009-3737
Ph: 202-332-2738/9 (Home/Fax)
202-712-0462 (Office)
Email: Sebastian.Heath@att.net
Web: http://www.animaldisasters.com

Webmaster
Dr. Robert McClure
University of Missouri
101 Bingham Road
Columbia, MO 65203-3577
Ph and Fax 573-449-4497
Email:mcclurer@missouri.edu

Board Members: 

Terms Continue Through 2005

Dr. (Brig. Gen.) Thomas Murname
6804 Benito Court
Fort Worth, TX 76126-2301
Ph: 817-731-8917
Fax : 817-731-8917

Dr. Debbie T Ladry
1431 Rang Centre
Garthby GOY1BO
Qubec, Canada
Ph: 418-458-1145
Email: lucdebbie@globetrotter.net

Terms Continue Through 2004

Dr. George W.  Beran
2134 Vet. Medicine, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Ph. 515-232-2790,  Fax 515=294-8500
Email: gberan@iastate.edu 
Home: 304 24th Street,  Ames, IA 50010

Mr. Trenton Boyd, Librarian
Veterinary Medical Library, 
218 Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211-5120
Ph:(+1) 573.882.2461, Fax (+1)573=882.2950
Email: boydT@missouri.edu
P.O. Box 517, Columbia, MO 65205
 

Nominating Committee

Dr. Susan D. Jones, Chair 

(See Above Information)
 

SMITHCORS' Essay Contest:

Dr. Sidney Ewing, Chair of Committee 
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-2006
Ph: 405-744-8177 (Work) , 405-744-5275 (Fax)
Email: saewing@cvm.okstate.edu

Dr. J.F. Smithcors 
736 Calabria Drive 
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 
Ph: 805-682-5268 (Home) 

Dr. Raffaele Roncalli 
29 Louise Dr.
Milltown, NJ 08850 
Ph: 732-940-4070 (Home), 732-940-7881 (Fax) 
Email:r.ron@att.net

Dr. Sebastian Heath
1650 Harvard St. NW, Apt. 718
Washington, D.C. 20009-3737
Ph: 202-332-2738/9 (Home/Fax)
202-712-0462 (Office)
Email: Sebastian.Heath@att.net

Veterinary Heritage:

J.F. Smithcors, Editor and Chair 
(See Information Above) 

Dr. Phyllis Larsen 
1675 Ellis Hollow Road 
Ithaca, NY 14850 
Ph: 607-539-6181 (Home and Fax) 
Email: cml7@cornell.edu 

Dr. Susan Jones
(See Information Above)

Dr.Phil Teigen, Deputy Chief
History of Veterinary Medicine
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Betheda, Md 20894
Ph: 301-496-5407 (Work), (Fax)
Email: pteigen@nih.gov

Managing Editor Prof. David J. Williams
School of Vet Medicine
Purdue University G226 Lynn Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1245
Ph. 765-494-1156, Fax. 765-494-6197
E mail djw@vet.purdue.edu
 

Endowment & Life Membership Committee

Dr. Charles Eastin I, Chair 
2250 Bryan Station Road, Route 10
Lexington, KY 40516
Ph. 859-299-5388
Email: cheastin@cs.com, cheastin@cs.com

Dr. Leo Lemonds 
(See Information Above) 

Dr. Susan Jones, ex-officio
(See Information Above)

Dr. George Lewis
(See Information Above)

Dr. Phyllis Larsen
(See Information Above
 

25th Anniversary Committee - (2003)

Dr. Leo Lemonds, Chair
5180 W. Highway 6
Hastings, NE 68901-7702
Ph: 402-462-5218 (Home)
402-462-5218 (Office)
Email: uncledoc@gtmc.net

Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, VMD. PhD.
P.O. Box 35
Adamsville, RI 02801
Ph. 508-636-2934
(Fax)508=508-8483
Email: e.a.lawrence@worldnet.att.net 

Dr. Robert McClure
University of Missouri
101 Bingham Road
Columbia, MO 65203-3577
Ph and Fax 573-449-4497
Email:mcclurer@missouri.edu

Susan Jones, DVM. PhD. 
Dept. of History, U of Colorado 
Campus Box 234 
Boulder, CO 80309-0234 
Ph: 303-492-2931 (Office) 
303-492-1868 (Fax)
Email: jonessu@colorado.edu

Dr. Sidney Ewing, 
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-2006
Ph: 405-744-8177 (Work) , 405-744-5275 (Fax)
Email: saewing@cvm.okstate.edu

Dr. William Ryan (ex offico)
1874 Iowa Ave.
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501
Ph. 515-576-2718, 515-332-3750
Email: Unknown

Dr. Wolfgang Jochle (ex offico)
Wolfgang Jochle Associates, Inc. 
10 Old Boonton Rd. 
Denville, NJ 07834
Ph: 973-627-6166
Email: jochle@injersey.com 

J.F. Smithcors  (ex offico)
(See Above Information)
 

WAHVM Committee

Susan Jones, DVM. PhD. 
Dept. of History, U of Colorado 
Campus Box 234 
Boulder, CO 80309-0234 
Ph: 303-492-2931 (Office) 
303-492-1868 (Fax)
Email: jonessu@colorado.edu

Dr. Phyllis Larsen , 
(See Information Above)

Ole Stalheim
1918 George Allen Dr.
Ames, IA 50010
Ph: 515-232-1982
Email:  None

Dr. Robert Dunlop 
56340 Saddleback Rd.
Bandon, OR 97411
Ph: 541-347-8235
Email: rhdunlop@aol.com

Dr. Sebastian Heath, (ex-officio)
(See Information Above)

Dr. Robert C. McClure
(See Information Above)
 

AD-HOC Special Projects

Dr. Harold Davis, Museum Project
Mountain West Animal Clinic
410 S. 450 West
Springville, UT 84663
Ph: 801-489-9676
Email: solovet@juno.com
 

Dr. Phyllis Larsen, News and Comment and Collecting Information For The Website
(See Information Above)

Veterinary Education
Dr. Charles Hendrix
166 Greene Hall
Auburn, AL 36830
Ph: 334-844-2688 (Home), 334=844-2652 (Fax)
Email: hendrcm@vetmed.auburn.edu