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
Encourages the preservation of artefacts and records of veterinary historical interest
Assists research workers and other persons on the history of the veterinary art
Contributes to the advancement of international veterinary history through its support for the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine
Membership is open to any person interested in the subject.
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
The Veterinary History Society collaborates and engages with a wide range of societies, organisations and universities across the U.K. These Include...
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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.
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
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.
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.