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Past Events

45th World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine Congress

29 september-

3 oktober 2022

45th World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine Congress in Brescia Italy

The themes of the Congress::
• “History of animals, vets and the military”
• “Historical intersections of human, animal and environmental health”
• “Free topics”.

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XXV Congreso Nacional y XVI Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia de la Veterinaria.

15th and  17th November 2019

El Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Toledo (COLVETO) y la Asociación de Historia de la Veterinaria de Castilla-La Mancha (AHV-CLM)
nos comunican que el XXV Congreso Nacional y XVI Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia de la Veterinaria, tendrán lugar en la bella, monumental
y acogedora Ciudad Imperial de Toledo (España), durante los días 15 al 17 de noviembre de 2019, bajo el lema “Las Ciencias Veterinarias al servicio de la sociedad”.


The Illustrious Official College of Veterinarians of Toledo (COLVETO) and the Association of Veterinary History of Castilla-La Mancha (AHV-CLM) they tell us that the XXV National Congress and the XVI Ibero-American Congress on the History of Veterinary Medicine will take place in the beautiful, monumental and welcoming Imperial City of Toledo (Spain), from November 15 to 17, 2019, under the slogan "Veterinary Sciences at the service of society".  


Find more information and registration here 

20th Annual Conference of the History Section of the German Veterinary Medical Society

15th and  16th November 2019

The programme for 20th Annual Conference of the History Section of the German Veterinary Medical Society, which will take place on 15 and 16 November 2019 in Berlin is now available. Click here for more details


To mark WAHVM’s 50th year, the conference will have a separate session with 3-4 lectures on the history and development of WAHVM.

Further information can be found online at

Dutch VHG Autumn Meeting

6th November 2019

On the 6th of November the autumn meeting of the Dutch Society forVeterinary History (VHG) will be held together with the Numan Foundation.The Numan Foundation sponsors the veterinary collection in the UniversityMuseum and celebrates its 60th anniversary. The VHG celebrates its 30thanniversary.This special meeting takes place in the old anatomy building which has beenbuild in 1921 by Joseph Crouwel in the Amsterdam Style.Topic of the lectures of this meeting will be about museal collections.Lecturers and the subject of their lectures will be published later.

Dutch VHG Utrecht Excursion

5 & 6 September 2019

After excursions to Paris, Hannover-Berlin, Copenhagen and Edinburgh our Dutch VHG is coming 5-6 September focussing on Utrecht, the homestead of the Dutch Veterinary Sciences.

The ins and outs of the extensive collections of veterinary anatomy and pathology in the study landscape will be explained during a guided tour.

The veterinary museum is fortunate to be incorporated in the University Museum in the city centre which has a floor dedicated to this collection. Since the collection is huge most of it is kept in the depot of this museum on the university campus close by the faculty. In both museum and depot tours will be given by specialized guides.

The Summer Meeting of the Veterinary History Society

25th & 26th July 2019

On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th July, the British Veterinary History Society travelled to Edinburgh for its summer meeting, held at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Easter Bush Campus, and hosted by Dr Andrew Gardiner. [Click to see full article]



In memory

over the years

Phyllis Larsen

It is with sad news that we report the passing of Dr. Phyllis Larsen who died on 11 August 2018. It was Phyllis who encouraged the American Veterinary History Society to join the WAHVM several years ago.


Speaking of Phyllis, former WAHVM President Susan Jones said: “We will miss Phyllis so much in the veterinary history community! She was a true "citizen of the world" and proponent of peace as well as veterinarian and historian.”



Ivan Katic

We sadly note the passing of Ivan Katic from Viby, Denmark, on 30th August. Ivan was librarian of the Copenhagen agricultural and veterinary university. He had a great interest in veterinary history, was founder and editor of Historia Medicinae Veterinariae, and together with Guus Mathijsen he worked hard on the WAHVM biography project. In 1993 he received the WAHVM Cheiron medal.


Max Becker

We report the sad news that Max Becker, President of the Swiss Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine from 1990 to 2010, died on August 20, 2018. The urn burial took place on September 25, 2018 and was attended by his family and closest friends. An obituary for Max Becker will be published on December 20, 2018 in the journal DVG-Forum.



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