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    • An Explanation for the Increase in Jewish Enrollment at Cornell during the 1930s 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-06-06)
      The large increase in the number of Jewish veterinary students starting in 1931 and continuing through the decade is explained. This was happening at the same time as Cornell’s medical school and many elite undergraduate ...
    • An Historical Perspective on Women in Veterinary Medicine; Excerpts from an Interview with Dr. Donald F. Smith conducted by Lea-Ann Germinder. 

      Germinder, Lea-Ann (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-08-21)
      There excerpts are adapted from a July 31, 2014 interview with Dr. Donald F. Smith conducted and posted by Lea-Ann Germinder for Good News for Pets. The interview focused on the historical perspective of women in veterinary ...
    • An Unexpected Encounter with a Mentor 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-10-02)
      An unexpected encounter with columnist George Will at an airport reinforced the importance of engaging mentors in developing one's views of life and influencing a professional career.
    • Andrew Smith and the Ontario Veterinary College 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-04-08)
      Andrew Smith’s Toronto Veterinary College heads the list of the most successful private veterinary colleges in the late 19th century. It surpasses the two Chicago colleges and Kansas City Veterinary College in number of ...
    • Are Production Animal Jobs Improving for 2014 Veterinary Graduates? 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-05-05)
      Over the past decade, several veterinary colleges have instituted specialized recruiting and educational programs for students interested in become rural or food animal veterinarians. This was for many years considered a ...
    • Are there more Creative Options for Diversifying Academic Leadership? 

      Smith, Donald F.; Kumble, Julie (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015-03-30)
      Several ways to increase diversity in academic leadership positions are suggested. This might include limiting terms for deans, department chairs and others to 4-5 year terms renewable once and changing those job descriptions ...
    • Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-11-07)
      In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a ...
    • At the Interface of Medicine and Agriculture: North Carolina's College of Veterinary Medicine 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-04-30)
      From its beginning 25 years ago, the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine has had a strong connection with NCSU's College of Agriculture and close ties with the state's agricultural industry.
    • AVMA 150th Anniversary Student Summit Symposium: Understanding our Past to Transform our Future 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-06-09)
      Veterinary student scholarship winners present their papers at a Summit Symposium titled, “Understanding our Past to Transform Our Future,” held at the 2013 AVMA meeting in Chicago. The session speaks to the need to know ...
    • AVMA Leadership by Gender and College of Graduation 

      Smith, Donald F.; Kumble, Julie (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-11-07)
      The diversity of the voting members of the AVMA’s Executive Board (EB) and House of Delegates (HOD) by gender profile is described with supporting data
    • AVMA Presidential Candidates Discuss Governance, Future Scope of the Profession, and Advocacy 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-07-07)
      The two AVMA presidential candidates respond to questions about governance, women’s leadership and advocacy. Drs. Larry G. Dee and Joseph H. Kinnarney were running for the position that would be decided by the House of ...
    • AVMA Presidents of the 21st Century 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-07-16)
      A demographic summary of the last 15 21st century presidents of the AVMA from 2000-01 to 2014-15 is provided.
    • AVMA Vice President Candidates Discuss Mentoring and How to Advocate for Veterinary Students 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-07-22)
      Drs. Rebecca Stinson and Mark Russak are interviewed for the position of AVMA Vice President and share insights on governance, mentoring, and advocacy for veterinary students.
    • Becoming a Veterinary Student During the Great Depression, Part I 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-11-16)
      This is the first in a series of stories describing veterinary life during the Great Depression. They are based on personal interviews begun in 2007, with veterinarians who attended college during the 1930s. Focus is on ...
    • Beyond Water for Elephants: The Real Graduates of the Class of 1931 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-05-12)
      The 2011 movie Water for Elephants turned the veterinarian played by Robert Pattinson into the darling of all animal doctors. The REAL Cornell Class of 1931 was just as interesting and contributed to the veterinary profession ...
    • Biography of Donald Frederick Smith, DVM 

      Smith, Donald F.; Kristensen, Terry L. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-04-08)
      A biographical sketch of Donald F. Smith, DVM who was dean emeritus of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and authored most of the Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine stories.
    • Challenging the Land-Grant Mission; Cornell's Class of 1939, Part I 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-12-15)
      The first story in a series about Cornell's Class of 1939 which was admitted in 1935 during the Depression and was at variance with the traditional land-grant culture and priorities of the era. Interviews with remaining ...
    • Challenging the Land-Grant Mission; Cornell's Class of 1939, Part II 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013-12-19)
      The second story in a series about Cornell's Class of 1939 which was admitted in 1935 during the Depression and was at variance with the traditional land-grant culture and priorities of the era. Interviews with remaining ...
    • Choosing the Veterinary College That Is Best for You 

      Smith, Donald F. (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-01-25)
      Factors are presented which students should consider when choosing the best veterinary school for them.
    • Class Assignment with Impact: An Interview with Dr. Valerie Ragan 

      Donnelly, Rebecca (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-05-28)
      In an interview with veterinary student Rebecca Donnelly, veterinarian Dr. Valerie Ragan provides advice about mentoring, taking career risks, negotiation, and developing leadership skills.