The 41st Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM) was held at Imperial College London, UK from the 10th to 13th September 2014.
Thank you to all the participants, speakers and organisers who worked so hard to make this such a successful conference! You can find a finalised timetable and a conference report on the website of the Veterinary History Society, alongside a full slideshow of photos taken at the event.
The British Veterinary History Society was delighted to host this international event on behalf of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. Delegates from across the world, including academic researchers, veterinary surgeons and other interested parties joined us for a stimulating programme of activities based in central London. Conference papers and posters were presented on a range of veterinary historical topics, with a focus on two key themes: the histories of One Health (connections between human and animal health and medicine); and the roles of vets and animals in war.
Britain’s veterinary heritage was on display at our welcome reception held at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, while our conference dinner was being held on the Strand Campus of King’s College London, with a venue offering breathtaking views across the River Thames.