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    • A biography of and interview about Clarence R. Roberts 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Clarence R. Roberts went from general veterinary practitioner in rural New York State to chief executive officer of a major dairy corporation. He received his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1922 when tuberculosis ...
    • A biography of and interview about Henry E. Grossman 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-06-04)
      Henry E. Grossman received his DVM from Cornell University in 1938 and spent his entire professional career (1938-1998) in small animal practice in Brooklyn, New York. He was one of 17 Jewish students who matriculated in ...
    • A biography of and interview about Isidor I. Sprecker 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-08-12)
      The son of Russian Jews who had fled to the United States to avoid persecution, Isidor Sprecher (he later changed his name to Sprecker for ease of pronunciation) was one of 40 graduates in Cornell's veterinary class of ...
    • A biography of and interview about Louis J. Camuti 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Louis J. Camuti was the first exclusive feline veterinarian. He was raised in New York City by Italian immigrants and studied at Cornell University before receiving his veterinary degree in 1920 from the now-defunct New ...
    • A biography of and interview about Marie Koenig Olson 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-07-15)
      Marie Koenig was born in Ithaca, New York, when her father, Frederick F. Koenig (DVM 1909) was a faculty member at Cornell University. While Marie was a young girl, the family moved to nearby Jamestown and Dr. Koenig opened ...
    • A biography of and interview with Albert P. Pontick 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-05-21)
      Dr. Albert Pontick owes his interest in veterinary medicine to the encouragement of his brother-in-law and anatomy instructor, Malcolm E. Miller. Raised on a struggling farm on Long Island during the Depression, Pontick ...
    • A biography of and interview with Andrew M. Draper 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-05-11)
      With his background in agriculture, Andrew Draper anticipated a long career working with dairy cattle when he graduated from Cornell's veterinary program in 1938. He worked for two years in New Jersey in the new field of ...
    • A biography of and interview with Carleton W. Potter 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-07-15)
      The son of veterinarian, Carleton W. Potter graduated from Cornell University 22 years after his father, Wilburn H. Potter. However, unlike his father, who combined dairy farming and general practice, Carleton devoted his ...
    • A biography of and interview with Carolyn Foster Comans 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-07-28)
      A native of Western New York, Carolyn (Lyn) Foster Comans was a member of the last class that matriculated in Cornell’s old James Law Hall and associated veterinary buildings on central campus. In their second year (1957), ...
    • A biography of and interview with Clarence F. Bent 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Clarence Bent was one of six students in the Cornell DVM Class of 1939 not from New York State. He was raised on a poultry farm in New Hampshire and attended the UNH before matriculating in veterinary medicine at Cornell ...
    • A biography of and interview with Clifford H. and Gilbert F. Hoppenstedt 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-08-11)
      Brothers Clifford and Gilbert Hoppenstedt grew up in Pine Bush, New York, and each became veterinarians. Clifford graduated from Cornell University in 1935 and practiced in Gardiner, New York. Gilbert graduated from the ...
    • A biography of and interview with Daniel Skelton 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-04-29)
      The only African-American in his class and one of the few minority veterinary students in the 1930s, Daniel Skelton joined the Class of 1939 during the depths of the Depression. Born in Tennessee, he had obtained an ...
    • A biography of and interview with Delano L. Proctor, Jr. 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-10-21)
      Delano L. Proctor, Jr. grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of an equine practitioner. He was assigned to the Veterinary Corps following his graduation from Cornell in 1942. He fulfilled over three years of service in ...
    • A biography of and interview with Edward Hagyard Fallon 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-07-19)
      When Edward Hagyard Fallon received his DVM in 1956, he joined the practice in Lexington, KY, now known as Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. He is the fourth in a line of family veterinarians that dates to 1876 when a ...
    • A biography of and interview with Harry J. Fallon 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-05-04)
      Raised during the Depression in the Catskill Mountain area of New York, Harry Feldman was one of nine Jews, mostly from New York City, who matriculated in the veterinary Class of 1938 at Cornell University. He changed his ...
    • A biography of and interview with Jack O. Walther 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-04-04)
      Dr. Jack Walther grew up in Nevada and received his veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis in 1963. His equine practice in Reno NV, was punctuated by two years of service in the Army Veterinary Corps ...
    • A biography of and interview with John D. Murray 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-05-05)
      Unable to afford a medical school education during the Depression, John Murray aspired to a career in veterinary medicine. He credited his acceptance into Cornell in 1935 as a life-changing event, and never waivered from ...
    • A biography of and interview with John P. Ayres 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-03)
      Dr. John Ayres was raised on a small farm in southern New York State during the Depression. While a veterinary student at Cornell, he worked several jobs to pay for his education. During his final two years, he saved ...
    • A biography of and interview with Joseph J. Merenda 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-05)
      Entering Cornell in 1930 and graduating at the height of the Depression, Dr. Joseph Merenda anticipated a career in large animal medicine. However, he unexpectedly secured a job with the renowned New York City veterinarian, ...
    • A biography of and interview with Kenneth I. Gumaer, Sr. 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-17)
      Shortly after receiving his Cornell DVM in 1943, Kenneth Gumaer was charged with the care of 267 mules bound for the China-Burma-India campaign on a warship that departed from New Orleans. Though the ship was damaged by a ...