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List of Famous Veterinarians

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List of famous veterinarians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top veterinarians in the world? This includes the most prominent veterinarians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable veterinarians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic veterinarians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned veterinarians.

This list features Lester Crawford, Peter C. Doherty and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known veterinarians to the lesser known veterinarians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the veterinarian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous veterinarians ever?" and "What are the names of famous veterinarians?" then you're in the right place. (126 items)


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    Lester Crawford
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    Lester Mills Crawford is an American veterinarian and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by George W. Bush. He served from July 18, 2005 until resigning two months later in September 2005. On October 17, 2006, he pled guilty to a conflict of interest and false ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Profession: Veterinarian
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    Debbye Turner
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    Debbye Turner Bell is an American TV anchor, veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three days before her 24th birthday. Debbye Turner, raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was first runner-up at the Miss Arkansas Pageant, a state preliminary competition ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Veterinarian
    • Credits: Miss America
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    Peter Charles Doherty AC is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996 and was named Australian of the Year in 1997.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Veterinarian, Researcher, Scientist, Immunologist
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    John Ensign
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    John Eric Ensign is an American veterinary physician and former politician. He was a United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of an ethics violation in May 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the former chairman of the Senate ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Roseville, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Veterinarian
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    Lorenza Newton

    Lorenza Newton is a film art director and a veterinarian.more

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    • Profession: Film Art Director, Veterinarian
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    Martin R. Dinnes

    Martin Dinnes is a veterinarian.more

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    • Profession: Veterinarian
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    Kevin Fitzgerald

    Kevin Fitzgerald
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    Kevin Terrel Fitzgerald, a board certified veterinarian who works at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in his native Denver, Colorado is best known through his visibility on the Animal Planet reality show Emergency Vets and, more recently, E-Vet Interns. Fitzgerald also does stand-up comedy and a little ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Veterinarian
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    Richard M. Linnehan
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    Richard Michael Linnehan is an American veterinarian and a NASA astronaut.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Veterinarian, Astronaut
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    James A. Colescott

    James A. Colescott was an Imperial Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Under financial pressure from the IRS for back taxes, he disbanded the second wave of the original Ku Klux Klan in 1944.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1897-1950)
    • Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Veterinarian
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    Astrid Loch-Wilkinson is an Olympic bobsleigher.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Bobsleigher, Veterinarian, Athlete
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    James Rollins
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    James Rollins is the pen name of American veterinarian James Paul Czajkowski, a writer of action-adventure/thriller novels. He gave up his veterinary practice in Sacramento, California to be a full-time author. Rollins is an amateur spelunker and a certified scuba diver. These pastimes have helped him ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Veterinarian, Author, Writer
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    Anton Joseph “Tony” or “A. J.” Eckstein was a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from southwestern Minnesota. First elected in 1970, Eckstein was re-elected in 1972, 1974 and 1976. He represented the old District 17B and, later, 28B, which included all or ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1923-2009)
    • Birthplace: New Ulm, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Veterinarian, Legislator
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    Steve Dille is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 18, which includes portions of Carver, McLeod, Meeker, Stearns and Wright counties just west of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Veterinarian, Farmer, Legislator
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    Robert Onsare Monda is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to NARC and was elected to represent the Nyaribari Chache Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Kisii, Kenya
    • Profession: Veterinarian
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    James Herriot
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    James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS, known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinary surgeon to write a series of books of stories about animals and their owners. He is best known for these semi-autobiographical ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1916-1995)
    • Birthplace: Sunderland, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Veterinary surgeon, Veterinarian
    • Credits: All Creatures Great and Small, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
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    Phil Richardson is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Richardson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He was first elected to the seat in 2004. After redistricting following the 2010 federal census, he resigned in 2012.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Veterinarian, Farmer
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    Jeffrey E. Barlough is a trained biologist and veterinarian with a Ph.D. in Virology from Cornell University who has published over 60 research and review articles in scientific journals since 1979. He is also an armchair historian and has edited small press publications of minor and archaic English ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist, Novelist, Veterinarian
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    Michael Gene Strain, known as Mike Strain, is the first Republican ever elected to the position of Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner. A former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Strain took his new position with his state's ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Covington, St. Tammany Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Veterinarian, Farmer
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    Bamir Myrteza Topi was the fifth President of Albania from 24 July 2007 to 24 July 2012. He was also Honorary President of Albanian football club KF Tirana from 2005 to 2007. In September 2012 Topi became the leader of the new Albanian party New Democratic Spirit.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
    • Profession: Biologist, Politician, Veterinarian
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    Constantine George Mitges, B.V.Sc., D.V.M., V.S. was a Greek-Canadian member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1972 to 1993. By career, he was a veterinarian. Mitges was born in Psili Vrisi, Greece. He came to Canada at the age of six and grew up in Guelph. A veterinarian by profession, he entered ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1919-2009)
    • Profession: Veterinarian
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