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The Mexican Society for the History of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, A.C./SMHMVZ), was founded on April 25th., 1987, under the umbrella of the National Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico/UNAM, by six veterinarians who shared their passion and interest for the old matters of Animal Medicine: Isidro Castro Mendoza, Alejandro Cuadra Germán, Miguel Angel Márquez Ruiz, Susano Medina Jaramillo, Héctor Quiróz Romero, and Jesus Santoyo Vargas, having as main goal the teaching, the research and the diffusion of the history of Animal Medicine. Since its foundation, the SMHMVZ organizes periodically, lectures, conferences and activities related to these objectives, such as the writing of thesis, elaboration and classification of indexes of mexican scientific veterinary journals of XIX and XX centuries, etc.

Its members have published a number of articles on several subjects, in different countries: Brasil, Cuba, España, Venezuela y Mexico, such as prehispanic and colonial topics, history of the epizooties, history of education and research institutions, biographies of veterinary comunities, biographies of distinguished colleagues, and others. That have been presented in domestic meetings and international congresses and severals chapters of books : "Albeytería in the New Spain during the XVI century" (Spain, 1996). An approach to the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production (Mexico,1997). Progression of the professions

Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production (Mexico,1999), Amaranth: promissory farming for XXI century (Mexico,1999).

The 1st. Symposium on the History of Veterinary Medicine was organized by one of its members, Dr. Juan Manuel Cervantes at the Veterinary Faculty/UNAM in Mexico City, on September 2000, activity that was followed by the 1stNational Congress on the History of Veterinary Medicine, organized by Dr. Miguel A. Márquez in association with the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, in June 2001. During this event, attended more than 127 scientists and multidisciplinary professionals of the veterinary historiography and the history of Science and Technology, from Mexico., Latin America and Europe, who presented more than 53 papers.

This year on September 12 and13, it will be held the 2nd Symposium of Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary Faculty/UNAM, in Mexico City as preparatory activity of the 34th International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine to be held on September 25,26 and 27, 2003, as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the School of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of San Jacinto, Tacuba, Mexico City, on August 17, 1853, first center of veterinary education founded in the Americas, having as main theme: "The stablishment and development of veterinary medicine education in the new and old world".

- The organizing committee responsible of achieving this task is:

President: Dr. Miguel A. Márquez

Honorary President: Dr. Luis Zarco, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/UNAM

Scientfic Committee: Dr .Juan Manuel Cervantes and Dr. Héctor Quiroz

Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Santiago Aja

FMVZ/UNAM counterpart: Dr. Germán Valero

- Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia Board:

President: Dr. Santiago Aja Guardiola

Vicepresident: Dr. Héctor Quiroz Romero

Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Juan Manuel Cervantes Sanchez

Welcome to México and to our Veterinary Faculty/UNAM!