- AVTE Committee on the History of Veterinary Technology
*Walt Collins, the person identified as the Father of Veterinary Technology in the United States was an enlisted Veterinary Technician from about 1952 to 1956. See here for a brief overview of Walt. George W. Irving, III, DVM, MS Published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 1, 1976 Dr. Irving was asked to do by Veterinary Corps Leadership to write this as he had a good handle on some of the research contributions of his colleagues on the Research and Development side of the Veterinary Service.
Col. Kenneth E. Kinnamon, VC, USA, (Ret); Capt. Marlene N. Cole, USPHS; Col. Dale G. Martin, VC, USA; Col. Harry Rozmiarek, VC USA (Ret); Col. George W. Irving, III, USAF, VC (Ret).
A collaborative effort for Military Medicine by the US Army, USAF, and the US Public Health Service. This group captured the history of the Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty training in the Uniformed Services.
Col. Ed Menning
This article was written some years after the disestablishmnet of the the Veterinary Corp.
This report is dated March 1980 and was conducted by the:
Occupational Analysis Program
USAF Occupational Management Center
Air Training Command
Randolph AFB, Texas
NOTE: THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE AND MAY TAKE A WHILE TO DOWNLOAD.
A short online article can be read here which once again shows that training for Veterinary Technicians was started by the Air Force in the 1950's.
Another Occupational Survey Report - this one conducted in 1985