Posted July 13, 2016
On June 3, the Army Veterinary Corps marked its centennial with a ceremony at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where a bronze monument commemorating the corps was unveiled. The AVMA paid for the statue by local artist Donna Dobberfuhl. It features four Army veterinarians, each engaged in a veterinary service at a particular time of the Veterinary Corps’ history, from its creation in 1916 to the present day.
||(Courtesy of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps)
A veterinarian in a World War I Army uniform stands with a horse. To their left, a wounded military dog lying on a stretcher is treated by a modern-day veterinarian as the dog’s handler comforts the animal. Next is a veterinarian from the Cold War era inspecting crates of military rations. To that figure’s left, a female veterinarian from the time of the Vietnam War sits at a field desk, peering through a microscope at a slide.