Veterinary Education and Non-Combat Veterinary Service During World War II
Smith, Donald F.
This story (June 18th) focuses on some of the changes in veterinary education as well as the responsibilities of veterinarians serving in non-combat roles in the Army Veterinary Corps. A companion story on June 20th describes the roles of veterinarians who served in combat zones, especially the China-Burma-India Theatre. That particular story also provides a rare glimpse into the horrific experiences of a Japanese army veterinarian as he was fighting in the same theatre of the war and then returned home to start his life as a practicing small animal veterinarian in Japan.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
History of Veterinary Medicine; World War II; Army Veterinary Corps; Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC; Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP); Cornell University; Povar, Morris L.; Merenda, Joseph J.; Bent, Clarence F.; Draper, Andrew M.; McCarthy, James L.