Minutes of Past Meetings
5th AVMHS Regional Veterinary History Meeting in
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" aol.com.
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?"
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
Program Chair Martha Littlefield has arranged for several
presentations following a short break after the business
AVMHS Annual Meeting
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
Ford A&B Room
Monday, August 6, 2012
President Russell W. Currier
Annual Business Meeting
Program Chair Martha Littlefield
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.