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  • In the 70th Year Since its Founding, a Tuskegee Alumnus will become AVMA President

    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJuly 21, 2014Editor’s Note: Continuing my episodic series on AVMA presidents, I present a story of Dr. Ted Cohn, who will be installed as the 2014-15 AVMA president on July 29th. In response to a tribute to...

  • AVMA Vice President Candidates Discuss Mentoring and How to Advocate for Veterinary Students

    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJuly 20, 2014I recently posted interviews with the two AVMA president candidates, Drs. Larry Dee and Joseph Kinnarney.[i]  Today’s story is a follow up on the other officer election that will be decided by the...

  • WVLDI Marks its First Anniversary with Programs at the AVMA Convention in Denver

    Sometimes change happens quickly. Occasionally, important things happen very quickly.  And that’s the case with WVLDI—the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative—often simply called “Wivaldi” (like the classical composer, Vivaldi, but...

  • AVMA Presidents of the 21st Century

    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityPosted July 16, 2014The AVMA convention is almost upon us, and with it, the selection of the president-elect who will assume the presidency for 2015-16.1 The decision will be made by the House of Delegates (HOD)...

  • Monuments to Veterinary Medicine, Part 3

    Posted July 15, 2014Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityI didn’t anticipate that speaking to veterinarians who had gone through college during the Great Depression would be particularly shocking to me because I had heard my father talk about farm...

  • Women's Leadership Development Workshop Featured at the 2014 AVMA Convention

    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityCo-author, Julie Kumble, Women's Fund of Western MassachusettsPosted July 11, 2014If you are coming to Denver for the AVMA Convention, consider enrolling in the workshop for Women’s Leadership in Veterinary...

  • Monuments to Veterinary Medicine, Part 2

    Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJuly 9, 2014The oral interview is an effective way to capture the history of veterinary medicine and also honor those whose impact on the profession might otherwise have been lost. This is the second part in a five...

  • Monuments to Veterinary Medicine

    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJuly 10, 2014For increasing members of our society, capturing history through first-person interviews represents the saveur du mois. National Public Radio has Story Corps,1 middle school children are required to...

  • Monuments to Veterinary Medicine

    By Donald F. Smith, Cornell UniversityJuly 10, 2014For increasing members of our society, capturing history through first-person interviews represents the saveur du mois. National Public Radio has Story Corps,1 middle school children are required to...

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