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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 Crawford 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 ...more

Debbye Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Debbye Turner 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, ...more

Peter C. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Peter C. Doherty 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 ...more

John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
John Ensign 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 ...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 Dinnes is a veterinarian.

Kevin Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Kevin Fitzgerald 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 ...more

Richard M. Linnehan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Richard M. Linnehan Richard Michael Linnehan 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 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

Astrid Radjenovic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Astrid Radjenovic Astrid Loch-Wilkinson is an Olympic bobsleigher.

James Rollins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
James Rollins 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 ...more

Tony Eckstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Tony Eckstein 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 ...more

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Steve Dille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Steve Dille 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 ...more

Robert Onsare Monda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Robert Onsare Monda 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 ...more

James Herriot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
James Herriot 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 ...more

Phil Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Phil Richardson 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 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 ...more

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Michael G. Strain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Michael G. Strain 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 ...more

Bamir Topi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Bamir Topi 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 ...more

Gus Mitges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Gus Mitges 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, ...more

Jessica Perry Hekman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Jessica Perry Hekman 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
Wayne Allard Alan Wayne Allard is a member of the Republican Party, and was a United States Senator from Colorado. He did not seek re-election in 2008. Since February, 2009, he has worked at The Livingston ...more

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Aimee Watson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
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William Doohan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
William Doohan William Doohan was a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist.

William Moorcroft is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
William Moorcroft William Moorcroft, English explorer, was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, the illegitimate son of Ann Moorcroft, daughter of a local farmer. He was Baptised in 1767 in St Peter & St Paul the ...more

Steve Katz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Steve Katz Dr. Stephen M. Katz is an American veterinarian, business owner and politician from Mohegan Lake, New York. He is currently a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 94th ...more

Árni Mathiesen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Árni Mathiesen Árni M. Mathiesen is an Icelandic politician. From September 2005 through 31 January 2009, he was Minister of Finance in Iceland. From 1999–2005 he was Minister of Fisheries. Mathiesen ...more

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Gerry Ortega is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Gerry Ortega Gerardo Valeriano Ortega DVM, better known simply as "Doc Gerry" or "Ka Gerry", was a Filipino journalist, veterinarian, politician, environmental activist, and community ...more

Irwandi Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Irwandi Yusuf Irwandi Yusuf, is the former Governor of the Indonesian province of Aceh. He won the 2006 Aceh regional election as an independent candidate, along with Muhammad Nazar, S. Ag. as his partner, ...more

Jesse F Bone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Jesse F Bone Jesse F Bone was a writer.

Wayne H. Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Wayne H. Babbitt Wayne H. Babbitt was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Arkansas, who in 1972 became the only member of his party ever to oppose the reelection of entrenched Democratic U.S. Senator ...more

Danielle Spencer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Danielle Spencer Danielle Spencer is an American actress and former child star best known for her role as Dee Thomas on the ABC sitcom What's Happening!!, which ran from 1976 to 1979. She would later reprise the ...more

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Jim Shuler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Jim Shuler James Marshall "Jim" Shuler is an American politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1994–2012, representing the 12th district in the western part of the state. Shuler ...more

Harry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Harry Cooper Harry Leonard Cooper, OAM, is an Australian veterinarian and television personality who is best known for his media appearances.

Sonny Perdue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Sonny Perdue George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III (born December 20, 1946) is an American politician serving as the 31st and current United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2017. Perdue previously ...more

Peter Ostrum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Peter Ostrum Peter Gardner Ostrum is an American former child actor whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He currently works as a ...more

Arnold Theiler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Arnold Theiler Sir Arnold Theiler Pour le Mérite is considered to be the father of veterinary science in South Africa. He was born in Frick, Canton Aargau, Switzerland. He received his higher education, ...more

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Dimitar Dimov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Dimitar Dimov Dimitar Todorov Dimov was a Bulgarian dramatist, novelist, and veterinary surgeon.

Steve Leonard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Steve Leonard Stephen "Steve" Leonard is a British veterinarian and television personality.

Pete Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Pete Hodgson Peter Colin Hodgson is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of the Labour Party.

Joe Seng is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Joe Seng Joe M. Seng is the Iowa State Senator from the 43rd District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003. He received a DVM from Iowa State University and works as a veterinarian in ...more

Grace F. Bransford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Grace F. Bransford Grace F. Bransford is a veterinarian of Ross valley veterinary hospital in San Anselmo, CA.

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Chris Brown Chris Brown is an Australian veterinarian, television personality and author. He is best known for his television series Bondi Vet, which began screening in 2009. He is also a regular guest ...more

Jimmie Don Aycock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Jimmie Don Aycock Jimmie Don Aycock is a semi-retired veterinarian, rancher, and businessman in Killeen who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. He was elected in District 54 on November ...more

Mac Huddleston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Mac Huddleston Elton Mac Huddleston is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 15th district since 2008.

Micky Steele-Bodger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Micky Steele-Bodger Michael Roland "Micky" Steele-Bodger CBE is a former English rugby union footballer who played flanker for Harlequins, England and the Barbarians, and is currently the President of the ...more

Dean Knudson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Dean Knudson Dean Knudson is a Wisconsin State Assemblyman for the 30th district. He is also the former Mayor of Hudson, Wisconsin. He was elected to his first term as mayor of Hudson on April 1, 2008, with ...more

Richard Nduhura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Richard Nduhura Richard Nduhura, sometimes spelled Richard Nduhuura, is a Ugandan veterinarian, politician and diplomat. He currently serves as the Uganda's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He ...more

Denis Napthine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Denis Napthine Denis Vincent Napthine is an Australian politician who was the 47th Premier of Victoria. Napthine is a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the electoral district of ...more

Beatrice Wabudeya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Veterinarians
Beatrice Wabudeya Beatrice Mukaye Wabudeya is a Ugandan veterinarian and politician. She is the former Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority, in the Ugandan Cabinet, from 17 March 2011 until 27 May 2011. ...more