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Canadian Army Veterinary Corps historical records [textual record]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.62 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of the historical records of Canadian Army Veterinary Corps units and formations, which were sent periodically to the Canadian Record Office and the Canadian War Records Office for safekeeping. The records are arranged by subject within each unit.

Textual records
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps was responsible for the supply and maintenance of veterinary personnel both in England and in France and for the health and care of all animals employed by Canadian units in France. The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps provided each division in France with a mobile veterinary section. In addition, there was a veterinary hospital and a veterinary evacuating station in France to care for approximately 24,000 horses. There was also a veterinary hospital at Shorncliffe, but most of the sick animals were evacuated to Imperial veterinary hospitals. Mobile veterinary sections provided first aid treatment for sick and wounded animals and the veterinary evacuating station served as a casualty clearing station through which the animals were evacuated to the Base for treatment.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.

Subject heading

1. History Canada. Canadian Army Veterinary Corps Canada
2. Histoire Canada. Canadian Army Veterinary Corps Canada
3. World War, 1914-1918 Veterinary service, Military Canada
4. Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 Service vétérinaire militaire Canada