Veterinary Education and Non-Combat Veterinary Service During World War II
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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.