RCVS Vet History Digital Collections: Veterinary Archive and Literature sources online

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Scope and Content

RCVS Vet History provides you with incredible access to the veterinary past, with high quality digitised images, made freely available.

Browse unique, previously inaccessible material of significant historical value to veterinary science. Letters, artwork, case notes, periodicals, and pamphlets covering over 300 years.


This is a description of an Online Resource. Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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Archivist's Note

Publisher: RCVS Knowledge

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Material in this collection illustrates the long history of the practice of veterinary science, and the people and institutions involved in the veterinary profession. The papers and artwork also relate to wider social history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Britain, the history of science and military history during the Second Anglo-Boer War and First World War.