AVMA 150th Anniversary Trivia #1

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The American Veterinary Medical Association is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2013. A lot has changed since 1863--for the AVMA and for veterinary medicine.

We've been posting bits of trivia over the past two weeks on our social media accounts. Have you been paying attention? Take the following quiz to see how much you know about the history of the AVMA and veterinary profession.

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  1. What was the original name of the American Veterinary Medical Association?
  2. Something for the Civil War buffs out there: The association was formed at the same time as the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the Civil War, was being fought. Which famous Civil War battle would take place less than a month later?
  3. In what city was the association formed?
  4. This year's AVMA Convention will be held in Chicago. The association's first convention in Chicago was held in what year?
  5. In 1761, veterinarian Claude Bourgelat founded the world's first veterinary college in ...
  6. Who was the first president of the association?
  7. The association's first seal featured the motto ...
  8. Which mythical creature was featured on the association's first seal?
  9. What was the name of the association's first journal (the predecessor to today's JAVMA)?
  10. The oldest complete veterinary work known today is the Hippiatrika, compiled around 300 CE in Greece. What animal was the focus of the work?

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