Dr. Mary Knight Dunlap graduated from Michigan State University in 1933. With a desire to support and share experiences with other women in the field, Dr. Dunlap began outreach that resulted in her founding the Women’s Veterinary Association in August 1947. She wrote to all 37 female members of the AVMA at the time to encourage their involvement.

Hard to believe it was only about 75 years ago that there were only 37 female AVMA members!