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Veterinary medicine's rich and enduring legacy comes alive in these accounts of veterinarians who promoted and advanced animal health over the past 100 years. In interviews with Cornell alumni or their closest surviving family members, Donald F. Smith, dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, captures fascinating accounts of the personal and professional lives of pioneering veterinary practitioners, industry leaders, and animal health experts.

Veterinary Campus, 2010

Animal owners will experience the everyday humanity of these veterinarians; those who aspire to a career in veterinary practice will better appreciate the historical road that their predecessors have paved for them; and veterinarians everywhere will feel a kinship with these individuals, for they are, for all their extraordinary experiences and accomplishments, so much like the rest of us.

In order to see a comprehensive list of the people interviewed, select "Titles" below. The items entitled "A biography of and interview with ..." are written documents. The items entitled "Interview recording: ..." provide the actual audio from the interview.

This collection is created by Dr. Donald F. Smith, Dean Emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He can be reached at

This collection is curated by the staff of the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library. The initial design and implementation were conducted by Terry L. Kristensen, Associate Director of the Library.

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