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MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all and not confined to veterinary surgeons. All members are encouraged to participate in the society’s activities. You can use this online form to join or to renew your membership.
Members will also receive reduced entry to the WAVHM conference and two issues of Veterinary History per year
 

OUR LINKS

The Veterinary History Society collaborates and engages with a wide range of societies, organisations and universities across the U.K. These Include...

NEW COURSES AVAILABLE NOW

For more information regarding courses held at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, please visit - http://www.apothecaries.org/
Alternatively, please click on the PDF's below to see what the Society can offer you.

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OUR MEETINGS

Meetings are convened two or three times a year. They are usually held in London but, if appropriate, they may be held elsewhere and it has been customary to arrange a summer visit to an outdoor site, museum or building of historical interest.

 

Chairman - Gary Clayton Jones

B Vet Med, DVR, DSAO, Hon FRCVS, DHMSA

Qualified from Royal Vet College 1965.  Surgery Department until 1986 becoming first Director of Queen Mother Hospital. Private Surgical practice since. 

 

Past Chairman and Secretary of Veterinary History Society.

2015  Diploma in History of Medicine from Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and now lecture on Veterinary Medicine on the  Course 

Senior Vice Chairman - Bruce V Jones

Following a varied veterinary life, with a growing interest in our history, I retired to devote my time to the subject – so far for 13 years.  Particular interests are knowing the chronology of veterinary medicine and understanding the animal-human relationship, together with identifying the people who have made veterinary history.

Secretary - Clare Boulton

Clare is Head of Library & Knowledge services at RCVS Knowledge.  As part of this role she manages the project to catalogue and digitise the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Historic Collection.  She is happy to try and answer questions relating to the RCVS its history and members

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Treasurer & Membership Secretary - Robin Bone

Veterinary surgeon in small animal general practice for 34 years. Have been a member of VHS since 1983 and treasurer and membership secretary for over 20 years. Interested in all aspects of veterinary history, especially the early history of the profession and first world war veterinary history.

Editor of Veterinary History, John Clewlow

Dr John Clewlow BVSc, MPhil, MRCVS is a retired mixed-practice veterinary surgeon, a former Chairman of The Veterinary History Society, a keen collector of antiquarian veterinary books and has been Editor of Veterinary History for the past 18 years. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree for his thesis The Mayers of Newcastle-under-Lyme: their contribution to the emerging veterinary profession and in 1998 was awarded the J.T. Edwards Memorial Medal for 'outstanding work in the field of veterinary history' by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Committee Members

Tim Cox

Teresa Johnston
Andrew Gardiner
Mike Hinton
John Moffitt
Alison Skipper
Abigail Woods

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Abigail Woods has a VetMB from Cambridge University, and worked in small animal practice before pursuing an academic career in history. She has a history PhD from Manchester University, and lectured at Imperial College London before moving to Kings College London where she is Professor of the History of Human and Animal Health and Head of the Department of History. She is also President of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine

Alison Skipper qualified as a vet from Cambridge University, and has worked in small animal practice ever since. She has a lifelong interest in pedigree dogs, their history and disease, which In recent years has led her to combine clinical work with a second career in veterinary history. She has an MA in Science, Technology and Medicine in History from King’s College London, and is currently working towards a PhD at KCL, funded by the Wellcome Trust, on the history of health and disease in pedigree dogs from about 1890 onwards.

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Timothy Cox MA, FIPA, age 72.

Tim Cox worked for nearly forty years in the media department of an advertising agency. For the last ten years before retirement he was the Worldwide Media Director on a number of major international advertising accounts.

Over time he has put together a collection of books and other printed material related to the worldwide history and organisation of thoroughbred horse racing and breeding, in both fact and fiction, including early farriery books. The collection is now housed in a custom built library and has been made available to ‘serious’ researchers by appointment. A complete listing of the books is available at www.thecoxlibrary.com.

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Andrew Gardiner BVM&S, Cert SAS, MSc, PhD, Dipl ECAWBM (AWSEL), MRCVS

 

Andrew qualified from Edinburgh and worked in practice for 15 years before returning to the Dick Vet where he is now a senior lecturer. He wrote a PhD on the history of British small animal veterinary practice and looks forward to the day when all British veterinary courses contain a module on the history of the profession.