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August 3, 2014: A nice write-up on the Society by Jane Karr in today's Sunday NY Times Education Life and online. Includes an interview with Elizabeth and Hilde's short poem, "Diagnosis," as well as a reprint of Mark Doty's "Golden Retrievals."

December 6, 2012: Montclair Library, Montclair, New Jersey, readings from Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People with Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Laura Boss, Hilde Weisert, Timea Szell, Gardner McFall, Liz Clancy.

June 5, 2012 book launch for Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People

Wonderful reading at the Bookshelf in Guelph, Ontario, introduced by Hilde and Elizabeth and including Donna Curtin ("Don't You Love Animals"), Eufemia Fantetti ("How to Become a Cat Person"), Jeff Thomason ("The Subtle Distinctions between Housecats and First-Year Veterinary Students"), and Hilde Weisert ("Imagination Itself").

May 2010

May 9, 10 and 11, 2010 was the first ever
Veterinary Medicine and Literature Symposium!
at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada

An international gathering on veterinary medicine and the literary arts. Featured: Poets Mark Doty, Molly Peacock, and Lorna Crozier and writer Erika Ritter!

For more information, visit the OVC Conference website. Press release and downloadable poster.

Join the discussion at the Veterinary Medicine and Literature blog with recent reviews of books by Molly Peacock, Mark Doty, and Lorna Crozier.

We're looking forward to your thoughts and additions to our conversation about veterinary medicine and literature.

August 2008

We discussed "Using literary works to develop appreciation of the human animal bond by student veterinarians" at the 2008 Annual Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology in Toronto.

October 2007: Launch of Ontario Veterinary College Community Readers Event

In what is hoped to be an ongoing series, OVC Dean Elizabeth Stone launched the community reading and book discussion following the enthusiastic response last year to her new course in veterinary medicine and literature.

July 2005: Veterinary medicine and literature presented at the International Conference on Communications in Veterinary Medicine (ICCVM)

Elizabeth Stone and Hilde Weisert presented the workshop, "Beginning the Conversation: Using Literature to Enhance Understanding & Empathy Towards Clients & Between Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians & Other Staff," at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

The aim of the ICCVM conference series is to bring together practitioners, staff, teachers, researchers and technicians who are interested in all aspects of veterinary communication.

June 2005: Stone Becomes Dean, OVC, University of Guelph

Society co-founder Elizabeth Stone became Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada June 1, 2005. Elizabeth was formerly Department Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, where she instituted the selective in Veterinary Medicine and Literature.

University of Guelph Press Release

April 2004 at Duke's Vital Lines, Vital Signs

We presented “Poetry and Veterinary Medicine: A Report from Across the BorderRight-click to download PDF at the Vital Lines, Vital Signs conference on medicine and poetry, April 23, 24, 25, 2004, sponsored by Duke University Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities.


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