J. Fred Smithcors
Student Veterinary History Essay Contest
Because history has a lot to tell us about our profession and
Beginning in 1991, an annual essay contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society was established. This contest aims to encourage interest in history by encouraging participation by students enrolled in veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, and Caribbean.
It is named in honor of J. Fred Smithcors, DVM, PhD for his many contributions to veterinary history as founder of the American Veterinary Medical History Society, author of several books on veterinary history, educator, publisher, and editor.
Winners are selected by a panel of AVMHS judges and receive cash prizes* of:
First Prize $750
Second Prize $500
Third Prize $250
Since its inception, prizes have been generously donated by Merck
Company and Merial.
* These prize amounts are subject to change.
In addition, every student that submits an essay that follows the guidelines will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Society that includes two issues of Veterinary Heritage and the latest edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual. The Society reserves the right to publish meritorious essays in whole or part in Veterinary Heritage: Bulletin of the American Veterinary Medical History Society.
More information concerning eligibility, suitable topics, essay
and other details is available at:
Click here for an entry form.
here for a list of former contest winners.
The deadline for the 2008 Essays is 17 March, 2008 (please have your essays postmarked no later that this date).
5 copies of the manuscript and an entry form should be mailed to:
Diana K. Davis, DVM, PhD
Chair, Veterinary History Essay Committee
Department of Geography
1 University Station A3100
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
In addition, please send one pdf version of your paper to
Davis at email@example.com.
Please note you must still send the 5 paper copies to the address above!
Inquiries to Dr. Davis, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Page Last updated 11 March 2008