The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps.
in World War One
The history of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps is often lost in the shadows of official World War One narratives and popular histories such as Winnie-the-pooh and the War Horse. This project has sought to fill this void with a digital history that is both appealing and informative. One hundred years following World War One, future generations will become less aware of the impact that World War One had on a generation of the world’s population. Therefore, it is important for history to be documented in an accessible manner that remains as objective and informative as possible. One is encouraged to infer and contrast different perspectives and utilities of each artifact while considering how the CAVC managed to return 80% of the animals they treated to service.[i]
[i] Lisa Cox, "Finding Animals in History" as found in Susan Nance's The Historical Animal, 113.