We preserve the past, to help the future. We are the only Minnesota organization that preserves veterinary medical artifacts, textbooks, photographs, manuscripts, and news clippings that describe the progression of animal care in our state. Our extensive collection of oral interviews documents the life and career moments of accomplished Minnesota veterinarians. We preserve knowledge of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's academic veterinarians and community-based veterinary businesses/organizations that no longer exist. We seek to expose current veterinary students to the foundational ethics and historical perspectives of the veterinary profession.
The MVHM collects, preserves and shares all aspects of Minnesota's veterinary history providing an educational resource for future generations.