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 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.
looking forward to your thoughts and additions to our
conversation about veterinary medicine and literature.
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.
2007: Launch of Ontario Veterinary College Community
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
2005: Veterinary medicine and literature presented at
the International Conference on Communications in Veterinary
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.
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.
2005: Stone Becomes Dean, OVC, University of Guelph
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
of Guelph Press Release
2004 at Duke's Vital Lines, Vital Signs
and Veterinary Medicine: A Report from Across the Border
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