The Veterinary History Society was founded in London in 1962.
The aims of the Society are to foster all aspects of veterinary history.
To achieve these aims, the Society:
- Promotes meetings for members and guests
- Publishes a journal - Veterinary History
- Prepares exhibitions
- Sponsors lectures for students, for associations and for joint meetings with other societies
- Encourages the preservation of artefacts and records of veterinary historical interest
- Assists research workers and other persons on the history of the veterinary art
Membership is open to any person interested in the subject.
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, the location for our meeting in July. See Meetings page.
The next Meeting will be at the Natural History Museum at Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP on Wednesday April 30th 2014.
There is a new link on the left telling the history of the VHS.
"Twentieth-Century Veterinary Lives", is now printed and on sale. It is published by the Society to celebrate the lives and work of members of the profession in the last century.
Click here to find out more and print an order form.
* Here is the latest Newsletter
If you would like to see the previous one, it's here
See also the minutes of the November 2012 meeting on the Meetings page.
There are a few copies left of "A Victorian Veterinary Student’s Diary", the first book to be published by the Granville Penn Press, an imprint of the Veterinary History Society. Click here to find out more.
Read articles from our journal which explore illustrations of the history of veterinary medicine and its teaching.
The Rocky Road from Odiham. (202kb)
Every Picture Tells a Story. (89kb)
Byron's Dog. (58kb)
For details of membership and to make your application to join us, please download and print our application form and send it to our membership secretary.
Annual subscriptions: UK members £25, students £10, Overseas members £30