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American College of Veterinary Microbiologists records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0439

Scope and Content

The collection (1962-1995) contains ACVM certification exam records, committee records, constitution, convention arrangements records, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, minutes, publications, and reports.


  • 1962-1995


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) is the specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association for

Certification of veterinarians with special expertise in microbiology. Veterinary microbiology includes the fields of bacteriology, mycology, immuno-serology, and virology as they apply to veterinary medical science.

The ACVM developed from the former American Association of Veterinary Bacteriologists (AAVB). Increasing awareness among members of the AAVB of the need for board certification of veterinary microbiologists resulted in formation of an organizing committee in 1962.

Preparation of the Constitution and By-laws of the ACVM by this committee and approval of this document by the Council of Education, as well as the House of

Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical Association, paved the way for the organizational meeting of this specialty group at Louisville, Kentucky, on July 12,

1966. Full approval was granted by the AVMA effective July 21, 1968, at the annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.


10.61 Linear Feet (8 records center cartons and 1 half-document box)


The collection is container listed only.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0439. American College of Veterinary Microbiologists records, 1962-1995
January 11, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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