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Amanda Fox Receives Award from American Veterinary Medical History Society

Amanda Fox, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2017, is the recipient of third-place in the 2014 J.F. Smithcors Essay Contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society.

Fox will have her paper, "One Health: Back to Our Roots," published in Veterinary Heritage, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical History Society.

The competition, which included Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence cash awards supported by a grant from the Donaldson Trust Funds, involved 24 submissions from DVM students at seven universities.

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The American Veterinary Medical History Society was formed by a group of interested veterinarians and friends to recall the past and relate it in an interesting fashion to their colleagues, and to collect and place in suitable archives a record of the "remembered" past from as many as possible. This group is made up of those interested in preserving books, photos, and artifacts of the past and present. Members have many diverse interests such as collecting prints, medallions, stamps, logos, diplomas, patent medicine bottles, antique instruments, etc. As a result, there are now in the United States 13 important collections or museums covering instruments, pharmaceutical books, papers of individuals, audio tapes of interviews with outstanding veterinarians, slides, memorabilia, photographs, catalogues, diplomas, miscellaneous papers, items representing veterinary practice, research and regulatory activities.