A biography of and interview with George E. Ross, Jr.
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Massaro, Andrew J.
Growing up in Kansas, George E. Ross, Jr. watched as the veterinarians cared for his horse and realized he aspired to be a surgeon. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college and received his DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1960, Dr. Ross completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York State Veterinary College (now Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine) and then joined the faculty at Cornell, teaching small surgery for ten years. He was a member of the first class of board certified surgeons accepted by examination in 1968. Dr. Ross left Cornell in 1972 to establish the Colonial Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca, NY, which he later passed to his son Thomas, who also became a veterinary surgeon. With the continued consulting and support of Dr. Ross, Colonial Veterinary Hospital has evolved into one of the largest and most comprehensive specialty practices in the Finger Lakes area. George and his wife, Kay, have three children (Thomas, Donald, and Amy), and currently live in Ithaca, NY.
Person interviewed: George E. Ross, Jr. Interviewer: Massaro, Andrew J. Interview date: February 9, 2012. Interview location: Ithaca, NY. Date biography was written: March, 2012.
George E. Ross, Jr.; J. Thomas Ross; James G. Massaro; Andrew J. Massaro; Kansas State University; Cornell University; History of Veterinary Medicine; Small Animal Practice; Class of 1960; Vietnam War; Colonial Veterinary Hospital; American College of Veterinary Surgeons; Ellis P. Loenard; Veterinary Surgery