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Amoroso, Emmanuel Ciprian (1901–1982), veterinary embryologist and endocrinologist, was born on 16 September 1901 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the third child in the family of eight sons (one of them adopted) and three daughters of Thomas Amoroso, bookkeeper and later estate owner, and his wife, ...

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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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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as '...

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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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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, was born at Glasgow on 11 March 1833, the son of Henry Fleming, a working shoeing smith in the city, and his wife, Janet. 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 ...

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Sir William MacGregor Henderson (1913–2000) by unknown photographer © reserved; Universal Pictorial Press & Agency; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henderson, Sir William MacGregor [Gregor] (1913–2000), veterinary virologist and scientific administrator, was born on 17 July 1913 at 14 Cameron Park, Edinburgh, the son of William Simpson Henderson (b. 1870), manager of a Christmas card works, and his wife, Catherine Alice Marcus (...

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Sir Frederick Thomas George Hobday (1870–1939) by unknown photographer The Historical Collection, The Royal Veterinary College

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Hobday, Sir Frederick Thomas George (1870–1939), veterinary surgeon, was born at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, on 3 November 1870, the eldest son of Thomas Hobday, a brewer's manager for Messrs Bass, and Mary Newbold, his wife. Educated at Burton grammar school, he left to work for his uncle's coal business. After a short time he moved to ...

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William Fleming Hoggan Jarrett (1928–2011) by unknown photographer, c.1964 © by kind permission of the Jarrett family

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Jarrett, William Fleming Hoggan [Bill] (1928–2011), veterinary pathologist, was born at 55 Craigmont Drive, Glasgow, on 2 January 1928, the son of James Jarrett, a joiner who also ran an agricultural smallholding, and his wife, Jessie Williams, née Hoggan. He had an older brother, ...

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Karkeek, William Floyd (1802–1858), veterinary surgeon, the son of George and Elizabeth Karkeek, was born at Truro on 9 September 1802. On 10 November 1823, at the age of twenty-one, he entered the London Veterinary College (later known as the Royal Veterinary College...

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Keatinge, William Richard [Bill] (1931–2008), physiologist, was born on 18 May 1931 at 30 Beaufort Mansions, Chelsea, London, the only son of Sir Edgar Mayne Keatinge (1905–1998), land agent, later politician and businessman, and his wife, Katharine Lucile, née Burrell (1907–1990). His father was briefly Conservative MP for ...

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McFadyean, Sir John (1853–1941), veterinary surgeon, was born on 17 June 1853, the younger son in the family of two sons and two daughters of Andrew McFadyean, tenant farmer, of Barrachan, Wigtownshire, and his wife, Jane McKissoch. He finished school at the Ewart Institute, Edinburgh...

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Sir John McFadyean (1853–1941) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Millais, Sir Everett, second baronet (1856–1897), dog breeder and biomedical scientist, was born at Annat Lodge, near Bowerswell, Perthshire, on 30 May 1856, the eldest of the eight children of the artist Sir John Everett Millais, first baronet (1829–1896), and his wife, Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Ruskin, ...