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2009 Seattle

5th AVMHS Regional Veterinary History Meeting in Kentucky

Saturday, September 28, 2013 during the Kentucky Mid-America Conference in Louisville. AVMHS members who plan to attend should contact Dr. Pat Kennedy Arrington at 502-966-4104 or bestvet71 "at"

AVMHS 2013 Meeting in Chicago

Details of all of these are in the July News and Comment

The AVMHS is happy to offer a full day Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium in conjunction with the AVMA Sesquicentennial Convention, July 21, 2013 (8am- 5pm) in Chicago, IL. You can find the schedule and list of presentations for the symposium in the the July News and Comment. The symposium is open to any AVMA convention attendee.Location: McCormick Place West W471a

The business meeting will be Monday, July 22 from 8:00am-9:30am in the Columbian room of the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel (151 East Wacker Dr).

Symposium by Student Winners of AVMF 50th Anniversay Scholarship Opportunity. Veterinary students will give presentations on "understanding our past to transform our future". Saturday, July 20 7:00am-4:30 pm. McCormick Place West W181b.

Tour of AVMA-Smithsonian Institution Exhibit: Monday, July 22, 3:00pm-4:pm. See news and comment for details and to reserve a spot.

The James H Steele Challenge: Monday, July 22 10am-2pm, Public and Corporate Practice / One Health; McCormick Place West W471a. This is a special program on the occaision of Dr. Steele's recent 100th birthday. It will address the question "What are veterinarians going to do in the next 100 years for Veterinary Public Health?"

Recognition of Dr. Phyllis Hickney Larsen. On Monday, July 22 the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation is dedicating its program on gender and generational issues to AVMHS past-president, member, and News & Comment reporter Dr. Phyllis Hickney Larsen. McCormick Place West W187a.

AVMHS 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego

The business meeting and morning program will take place on Monday, August 6, 2012, during the AVMA Convention in San Diego, California. Business will include reports, elections, and suggestions for funding the Bierer book and essay contest.  Elections are for the 2012-2013 President-elect, two Board members, and Secretary/Treasurer.

Program Chair Martha Littlefield has arranged for several presentations following a short break after the business meeting.   
AVMHS Annual Meeting
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
Ford A&B Room
Monday, August 6, 2012

8:00 am           Welcome
President Russell W. Currier
9:00 am           Annual Business Meeting
10:00 am         Break
Presented Papers
Program Chair Martha Littlefield
10:30 am         History of Marine Mammal Veterinary Medicine
Sam Ridgway, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Emeritus Professor UCSD
11:30 am         Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
Monica Murphy, DVM, MPH

All AVMA attendees are welcome to attend.

Get-together for Lunch on August 6
An informal lunch close by is planned following the program. It should provide an informal opportunity to meet other members of AVMHS face-to-face, as well as possibly chat with some speakers.

Exhibit Booth #2036
Our booth will focus on aspects of the “History of Marine Mammal Veterinary Medicine” in conjunction with the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) and U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program based in San Diego.  Among the items featured will be a life-size model of “Tuffy”, Dr. Ridgway’s primary dolphin, along with other models. Ultrasound and CT scanning equipment and additional historical instruments utilized by Dr. Ridgway and his colleagues in their pioneering work with marine mammals will also be on display.

A review copy of the new transcription of Bierer’s 1940 book, American Veterinary History, will be available as well.

Come visit!!!  We also appreciate volunteers who have some free time to help cover the booth.