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Brancker, (Winifred) Mary (1914–2010), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 August 1914 at 56 Crediton Hill, Hampstead, London, the youngest of three children of Henry Brancker (1879–1921), corn merchant, and his wife, Winifred Caroline, née Eaton (1878–1968). There was an older sister, Antoinette...

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Branford, William Catton (1835–1891), veterinary surgeon, was born in Thetford, Norfolk, the third son of John William Branford, corn and spirit merchant, and his wife, Maria, née Catton. He had three brothers and three sisters; two other siblings do not seem to have survived infancy....

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Ernest Clarke

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Brown, Sir George Thomas (1827–1906), veterinary surgeon, born in London on 30 December 1827, was the elder son of Thomas Brown of Notting Hill Terrace, London, and his wife, Grace Bryant. Colonel Sir William James Brown KCB (1832–1918), was his younger brother. After being educated privately ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Clover, Joseph (1725–1811), veterinary surgeon and farrier, son of a blacksmith, was born in Norwich on 12 August 1725. He benefited from some early schooling and learned his trade working alongside his father. When he was seventeen his father died and Joseph took over the family business, providing support for his mother and three siblings. About 1750 he attracted the notice of ...

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Cust, Aleen Isabel (1868–1937), veterinary surgeon, was born on 7 February 1868 at Cordangan Manor, co. Tipperary, Ireland, the fourth of six children of Sir Leopold Cust, baronet (1832–1878), land agent, and his wife, Charlotte Sobieske Isabel (1835–1914), daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles Orlando Bridgeman...

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Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children who survived beyond infancy of John Dick (c.1769–1844), and his wife, Jane (Jean) Anderson (...

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Ernest Clarke

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Fleming, George (1833–1901), veterinary surgeon, born at Glasgow on 11 March 1833, was the son of a working shoeing smith there. Early in life he was taken by his father to Manchester, where both were employed in the farrier's shop of a veterinary surgeon. He subsequently entered the service of a well-known veterinary surgeon of ...

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George Fleming (1833–1901) by unknown photographer, pubd 1901 © reserved

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Gamgee, John (1831–1894), veterinary surgeon and inventor, was born in the via de Pizzacotti, Florence, Italy, the fourth of the eight children of Joseph Gamgee (1801–1894) and his wife, Mary Ann, daughter of John and Sarah West of Honiton, Devon. His elder brother, ...

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Gresswell, Dan (1819–1883), veterinary surgeon, the son of William Gresswell, a farmer, was born on 13 May 1819 at Kelsey Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. He entered the Royal Veterinary College, London, in March 1839 and passed his examinations on 18 June 1840, the same year in which he was elected a fellow of the ...