The World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1969. Since then, the Association’s objectives have been to bring together people with an interest in the history of veterinary medicine, to encourage research in the field of veterinary history, to promote and coordinate such research and education, and to exchange and disseminate information on the history of veterinary medicine throughout the world by providing a common forum for National Societies for the History of Veterinary Medicine and all other interested individuals and organizations. Every two years, members of the WAHVM meet for a Congress at which we present our research, exchange ideas, and socialize.
Between Congresses, the WAHVM continue our discussions through this website, meetings in our own countries, professional conferences, and the journal, Historia Medicinae Veterinariae. The result is a vibrant field of research that includes students, veterinarians, historians, and interested people from all walks of life.
The Association has 1100 members from 43 nations, with our activities coordinated by the Officers and Board (which represent 14 of those nations) and aided by a Liaison Committee.
In the photo: Past-President Susan Jones (USA), President Abigail Woods (UK), Past-President Peter Koolmees (Netherlands)