1991–1992: Informal meetings and a mixer
sponsored by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and the American Academy
of Veterinary Comparative Toxicology stimulated discussion concerning the desirability
and possibility of forming a Veterinary Specialty Section. An ad hoc committee
consisting of C Val R. Beasley, Gerry M. Henningsen, Loren D. Koller, Roger
O. McClellan, Frederick W. Oehme, and Carl. T. Olson spearheaded the effort
to develop a new veterinary specialty section within the Society of Toxicology.
1993: The Veterinary Specialty Section (VSS) was
formally created by the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Loren Koller was the founding
President of the specialty section.
1994: First annual meeting of the Veterinary Specialty
1998: The specialty section’s name
was formally changed to the Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section
(CVSS) to emphasize the broad interests of its members beyond veterinary