A biography of and interview with Morris L. Povar
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Smith, Donald F.
Morris L. Povar was born of Russian immigrants in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College before matriculating at Cornell University, first in agriculture, then in veterinary medicine. He received his DVM in 1944. After completing his World War II commitment in the Veterinary Corps, Morris joined his brother, Ralph Povar ’39, in Rhode Island and together they built a practice that exists to this day as the Povar Animal Hospital. In 1970, Dr. Povar was appointed to a tenured faculty position at Brown University, where he served in the Psychology Department and in the School of Medicine. He and his wife, Lotte Povar, have two children and are now retired in Boca Raton, Florida.
Person interviewed: Morris L. Povar. Other participants: Mrs. Lotte Povar, wife. Interviewer: Smith, Donald F. Interview date: April 28, 2010. Interview location: Boca Raton, Florida. Date biography was written: April, 2010.
Morris L. Povar, DVM; Brooklyn College; Cornell University; Cornell DVM 1944; Ralph Povar; Cornell DVM 1939; Veterinary Medicine; Veterinarian; History of Veterinary Medicine; Jew; Diversity; Brucellosis; World War II; Veterinary Corps; Mixed Animal Practice; Small Animal Practice; Rhode Island; Great Depression; Poultry Research; Brown University; Laboratory Animal Medicine