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    • A biography of and interview about Clarence R. Roberts 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Clarence R. Roberts went from general veterinary practitioner in rural New York State to chief executive officer of a major dairy corporation. He received his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1922 when tuberculosis ...
    • A biography of and interview about Henry E. Grossman 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-06-04)
      Henry E. Grossman received his DVM from Cornell University in 1938 and spent his entire professional career (1938-1998) in small animal practice in Brooklyn, New York. He was one of 17 Jewish students who matriculated in ...
    • A biography of and interview about Isidor I. Sprecker 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-08-12)
      The son of Russian Jews who had fled to the United States to avoid persecution, Isidor Sprecher (he later changed his name to Sprecker for ease of pronunciation) was one of 40 graduates in Cornell's veterinary class of ...
    • A biography of and interview about Louis J. Camuti 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Louis J. Camuti was the first exclusive feline veterinarian. He was raised in New York City by Italian immigrants and studied at Cornell University before receiving his veterinary degree in 1920 from the now-defunct New ...
    • A biography of and interview about Marie Koenig Olson 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-07-15)
      Marie Koenig was born in Ithaca, New York, when her father, Frederick F. Koenig (DVM 1909) was a faculty member at Cornell University. While Marie was a young girl, the family moved to nearby Jamestown and Dr. Koenig opened ...
    • A biography of and interview with Albert P. Pontick 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-05-21)
      Dr. Albert Pontick owes his interest in veterinary medicine to the encouragement of his brother-in-law and anatomy instructor, Malcolm E. Miller. Raised on a struggling farm on Long Island during the Depression, Pontick ...
    • A biography of and interview with Charles W. Raker, VMD 

      Khatibzadeh, Sarah M. (2012-02-10)
      Charles W. Raker was one of the leading equine surgeons of the second half of the 20th century. Raised in Daylesford, Pennsylvania, he received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania (UP) in 1942. After several years ...
    • A biography of and interview with Clarence F. Bent 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-10)
      Clarence Bent was one of six students in the Cornell DVM Class of 1939 not from New York State. He was raised on a poultry farm in New Hampshire and attended the UNH before matriculating in veterinary medicine at Cornell ...
    • A biography of and interview with Clifford H. and Gilbert F. Hoppenstedt 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-08-11)
      Brothers Clifford and Gilbert Hoppenstedt grew up in Pine Bush, New York, and each became veterinarians. Clifford graduated from Cornell University in 1935 and practiced in Gardiner, New York. Gilbert graduated from the ...
    • A biography of and interview with Edward Hagyard Fallon 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-07-19)
      When Edward Hagyard Fallon received his DVM in 1956, he joined the practice in Lexington, KY, now known as Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. He is the fourth in a line of family veterinarians that dates to 1876 when a ...
    • A biography of and interview with Jack O. Walther 

      Smith, Donald F. (2012-04-04)
      Dr. Jack Walther grew up in Nevada and received his veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis in 1963. His equine practice in Reno NV, was punctuated by two years of service in the Army Veterinary Corps ...
    • A biography of and interview with John P. Ayres 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-03)
      Dr. John Ayres was raised on a small farm in southern New York State during the Depression. While a veterinary student at Cornell, he worked several jobs to pay for his education. During his final two years, he saved ...
    • A biography of and interview with Joseph J. Merenda 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-05)
      Entering Cornell in 1930 and graduating at the height of the Depression, Dr. Joseph Merenda anticipated a career in large animal medicine. However, he unexpectedly secured a job with the renowned New York City veterinarian, ...
    • A biography of and interview with Kenneth I. Gumaer, Sr. 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-12-17)
      Shortly after receiving his Cornell DVM in 1943, Kenneth Gumaer was charged with the care of 267 mules bound for the China-Burma-India campaign on a warship that departed from New Orleans. Though the ship was damaged by a ...
    • A biography of and interview with Lawrence T. Waitz 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-05)
      Matriculating at Cornell University at age 16, Lawrence Waitz completed his DVM degree too young to qualify for licensure in New York State. He spent the intervening months before his 21st birthday supplementing his formal ...
    • A biography of and interview with Linda Dixon Reeve (Peddie) 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-06-21)
      Though Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine usually admitted only two women per year during the 1950s and 1960s, Linda Dixon Reeve was the only woman in her veterinary class of 1965. Her interview—she more aptly described ...
    • A biography of and interview with Mark R. Crandall 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-08-06)
      Mark Crandall was the second veterinarian in his family. Unlike his brother, James, who entered Cornell out of high school and received his DVM in 1931, Mark spent three years at Syracuse University before entering Cornell ...
    • A biography of and interview with Patricia Thomson Herr 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-07-29)
      Patricia Thomson is one of three women who graduated in Cornell’s veterinary class of 1960. Originally from Schenectady, N.Y., Trish entered Cornell’s agriculture program as a pre-veterinary student in fall 1954 and ...
    • A biography of and interview with Robert E. Lynk 

      Smith, Donald F. (2010-09-20)
      Robert E. Lynk was born into a farming family in Schoharie County. Anticipating a life in agriculture, he received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1954. After his marriage to an alumna of Cornell and a 16-month tour ...
    • A biography of and interview with Robert Ferber 

      Smith, Donald F. (2009-06-05)
      The son of immigrants who settled in New York City, Robert Ferber graduated from Cornell in 1939 and established one of the first small animal hospitals on Long Island. His brother, son, and grandson all followed in his ...