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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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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 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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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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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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Moorcroft, William (bap. 1767, d. 1825), veterinary surgeon and traveller, was the illegitimate son of Ann Moorcroft (bap. 1747), and an unknown father. Baptized on 25 June 1767 he lived with his mother in the house of her parents, Richard and Dorothy Moorcroft...

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D'A. Power

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Nunn, Joshua Arthur (1853–1908), army veterinary surgeon, born on 10 May 1853 at Hill Castle, co. Wexford, Ireland, was the son of Edward W. Nunn JP DL. Nunn was educated at Wimbledon School, and he served in the Royal Monmouthshire engineer militia from 1871 to 1877. In 1874 he entered the ...

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Plowright, Walter (1923–2010), veterinary scientist, was born on 20 July 1923 at Guy's Head, near Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, the second of three sons of Jonathan Plowright (1880–1966), farmer, and his wife, Mahala, formerly Luesby, née Smith (1892–1967); there were two younger sisters. He was educated at ...

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Peter David Storie- Pugh (1919–2011) by Bassano Ltd., 1968 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pugh, Peter David Storie- (1919–2011), army officer and veterinary surgeon, was born on 1 November 1919 at Singleton, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, the son of Leslie Penrhys Pugh (1895–1983), a distinguished veterinary surgeon and later professor of veterinary clinical studies at Cambridge, and his first wife, ...

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William L. Weipers

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Ritchie, Sir John Neish (1904–1977), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 January 1904 in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, the youngest of three sons in a family of five children of John Neish Ritchie, a general merchant of Schoolhill, Turriff, and his wife, Annie Watson, who was for some time a governess in ...

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Robertson, Sir Alexander (1908–1990), veterinary scientist and university administrator, was born in Aberdeen on 3 February 1908, the youngest of three children and second son of Alexander Robertson, private chauffeur, and his wife, Barbara Minty Strath. His two older siblings died in early infancy. His early childhood was spent in the neighbourhood of ...

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Vial de Sainbel [St Bel], Charles Benoît [formerly Benoît Vial] (1750–1793), veterinary surgeon, was an enigmatic figure about whose early life it is difficult to obtain many substantiated facts. Sainbel said that he was born at St Bel near Lyons, France, in 1753, and that he was orphaned at three years of age and subsequently cared for and educated by his guardian, ...