June 9-10 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Those two early summer days in 1863 in New York City marked the occasion when 39 visionaries met and became the charter members of what was then known as the United States Veterinary Medical Association. It’s hard to know if the founding members could envision that the AVMA would grow to more than 84,000 members, and that the veterinary profession would evolve into one with such a breadth of specialties and so many activities conducted by today’s veterinarians.
We’re excited to celebrate our history, and we want you to join the party by sharing an anniversary greeting or a favorite recollection about the AVMA or your experiences in veterinary medicine. It’s easy. All you need to do is click the “Leave a reply” button above to join the celebration. The greetings and well-wishes will be posted here on the AVMA@Work blog. We also invite you to check out our videos and visit our webpage for more on our 150th Anniversary Celebration.