Dr. Jack Rosen, retired veterinarian, amateur historian, and collector from London, Ontario, Canada donated his personal collection of books and ephemera relating to the history of veterinary medicine to the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2004. Dr. Rosen began collecting in the early 1970s and continued for nearly thirty-five years.
Dr. Rosen's carefully curated collection presents highlights from the history of animal health and veterinary medicine, and the history of the profession in Great Britain and North America through published works from the 17th - 20th centuries. More than 500 books, journals, newsletters, offprints, pamphlets, clippings, and unpublished memorabilia such as business records, certificates, and awards comprise the collection.
The Rosen Veterinary Medicine History Collection is housed in University Archives & Special Collections at the University of Saskatchewan available for in-person perusal and study. Published items from the Rosen collection are described in the University Library’s catalogue searchable using the series name Rosen Collection of Veterinary Medicine History. Unpublished works and memorabilia are described in the Rosen fonds.