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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 of famous vets 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. 
Lester Crawford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Lester Mills Crawford (born March 13, 1938) is an American veterinarian and former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by President George W. Bush. He served ...more
Debbye Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Debbye Turner Bell (born September 19, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American TV anchor, veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three ...more
Peter C. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Peter Charles Doherty, (born 15 October 1940) is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, ...more
John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician based in Las Vegas, Nevada. A member of the Republican Party, Ensign was a Congressman and United States ...more
Lorenza Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Lorenza Newton
Lorenza Newton is a film art director and a veterinarian.
Martin R. Dinnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Martin R. Dinnes
Martin R. Dinnes was a veterinarian from Agua Dulce, California, recognized for his accomplishments in veterinary medicine. Dr. Dinnes died on December 12, 2017. Dinnes graduated from UC Davis ...more
Kevin Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Kevin Terrel Fitzgerald (born September 23, 1951), a board certified veterinarian who works at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in his native Denver, Colorado is best known through his ...more
Richard M. Linnehan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Richard Michael Linnehan (born September 19, 1957) is an American veterinarian and a NASA astronaut.
James A. Colescott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
James A. Colescott
James Arnold Colescott (January 11, 1897 – January 11, 1950) was an American who was Imperial Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Under financial pressure from the Internal Revenue ...more
Astrid Radjenovic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Astrid Loch-Wilkinson is an Olympic bobsleigher.
James Rollins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
James Rollins is a pen name of James Paul Czajkowski (born August 20, 1961 in Chicago, IL), an American veterinarian and writer of action-adventure/thriller, mystery, and techno-thriller novels ...more
Tony Eckstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Anton Joseph "Tony" or "A. J." Eckstein (May 29, 1923 - April 13, 2009) was a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from ...more
Steve Dille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Steve Dille (born March 16, 1945) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 18, which includes portions of Carver, McLeod, Meeker, Stearns and Wright ...more
Robert Onsare Monda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
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 2007 Kenyan ...more
James Herriot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer who used his many years of experiences as a ...more
Phil Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
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 ...more
Jeffrey E. Barlough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Jeffrey E. Barlough (born 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is a trained biologist and veterinarian with a Ph.D. in Virology from Cornell University who has published over 60 research and review ...more
Michael G. Strain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Michael Gene Strain (born December 2, 1958) is the first Republican ever elected to the position of Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner. A former member of the Louisiana House of ...more
Bamir Topi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Bamir Myrteza Topi (Albanian: [baˈmiɾ ˈtɔpi] (listen); born 24 April 1957) is an Albanian diplomat and politician. He served as President of Albania from 2007 to 2012. Namely, Topi was also the ...more
Gus Mitges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Constantine George (Gus) Mitges, B.V.Sc., D.V.M., V.S. (5 February 1919 – 1 November 2009) was a Greek-Canadian member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1972 to 1993. By career, he was a ...more
Jessica Perry Hekman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Dr. Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, MS, is a veterinarian, science blogger, computer programmer, author, and tai chi instructor, currently residing in Gainesville, FL.
Wayne Allard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is an American veterinarian who represented Colorado in the House and Senate before honoring a Term Limits promise. A member of the Republican Party, he ...more
Aimee Watson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Aimee Watson
Aimee Watson is a Cross Country Skier.
William Doohan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
William Doohan was a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist.
William Moorcroft is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
William Moorcroft (1767 – 27 August 1825) was an English explorer employed by the East India Company. Moorcroft travelled extensively throughout the Himalayas, Tibet and Central Asia, eventually ...more