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College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998
Holiday greeting card from Food Animal and Theriogenology Faculty, C:17/17/1

Record Group: 17 C
Record Sub-Group: 7
Records Title: UMC; College of Veterinary Medicine; Diagnostic Laboratory; Printed and Duplicated Material
Dates: 1968-1988
Volume: 2 cubic feet, 2.5 linear feet; and 1 Envelope

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Record Group contains printed and duplicated records created or received by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Pathobiology as well as a laboratory guide from the Diagnostic Laboratory (1968-1988).

Historical Note:

Coursework in Veterinary Medicine has been offered at the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1872 but it wasn't until after WWII that the 63rd General Assembly finally appropriated funds for a "School of Veterinary Science." Faculty and course offerings were rapidly expanded and the departments of Anatomy, Bacteriology, Physiology, Pathology, and Surgery and Medicine were formed. Dr. Aaron H. Groth was named the first director of the School in the fall of 1949 with formal recognition of the School following that December. The Board of Curators named Groth Dean, in April of 1950, but the School remained administratively under the College of Agriculture until 1958 when it was granted autonomy. The name of the school was changed to College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975.

Twenty six students graduated in that first class of 1950. Class size remained at the 30 student level until 1965 when federal incentives permitted the expansion to 60 students. A national shortage of veterinarians in 1976 boosted class size temporarily to 76 students. The Class of 2000 (marking the 50th Anniversary of the College) was composed of 64 graduates.

The original departments and offerings of the College have shifted over the years, reflecting the growth and development of the profession. The department of Anatomy and Physiology combined in 1974 and was renamed Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in 1985. The Departments of Microbiology and Pathology were combined in 1996 to become Veterinary Pathobiology. These departments, along with the Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, represent the current College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to the professional programs, the College offers many graduate programs, including the Laboratory Animal Medicine Area Program and provides assistance for Veterinary Medical Extension and Continuing Education.

A. Holland Groth, 1950 - 1963
Burnell W. Kingery 1963 - 1973
Kenneth D. Weide, 1973 - 1981
Robert F. Kahrs 1982 - 1992
H. Richard Adams 1993 - 1998
Joe N. Kornegay 1999 - 2006
Neil Olson 2007 - 2017
Carolyn Henry 2018 -

Sources: Board of Curators Minutes, UW:2/1/6, Roll #3; Veterinary Medical Review, Special Edition 1996, College of Veterinary Medicine 50 Years of Excellence, C:30/17/1; A Pictorial Review, Vol. 15, No. 1; Veterinary Medicine, 1972-1968, by Aaron H. Groth, C:30/17/1.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1 - C:17/15/1 (A01-99)
This Series consists of a concordance created by the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine's RADL (later RADIL), the University of Missouri Research Animal Diagnostic (and Investigative) Laboratory, (1969-1988). The concordance indexes laboratory tests performed from 1969 through 1988 and is contained in 15 volumes. RADL was established in 1968 to provide reliable health monitoring, diagnostic problem solving, consultative and research services at a reasonable cost.
(1 c.f., 100461)

Series 2 - C:17/15/2 (A01-125)
This Series contains material from the College of Veterinary Medicine's Diagnostic Laboratory, (04/1975). This series includes one 28-page booklet entitled A Guide to Missouri Veterinarians for Use of the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
(1 Env., UMLD1)
Note to Archivist: This series is stored in Box 4 of collection
Note to Researcher: See Sub-Group 1 of Record Group 17 (collection C:17/11/1) for Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) cases and other research cases. These research cases contain data for which this is a guide.

Series 3. - C:17/15/3 (A20-07)
This Series contains printed and duplicated records of the College of Veterinary Medicine, (1971-1977). The records consist of annual reports for the Research Animal Diagnostic (and Investigative) Laboratory (RADL; later RADIL) and the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Some of the annual reports include diagnoses summaries or disease concordance indexes.
(1 c.f., 044769)
Note to Researcher: A full set of a concordance for the years 1969 to 1988 can be found in
C:17/15/1 (Series 1 above).
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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