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List of Famous Veterinarians

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 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 from ...more
  • 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 days ...more
  • 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, the ...more
  • 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 a film art director and a veterinarian.
  • 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 School ...more
  • 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 visibility on ...more
  • Richard Michael Linnehan (born September 19, 1957) is an American veterinarian and a NASA astronaut.
  • 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 Service ...more
  • Astrid Loch-Wilkinson is an Olympic bobsleigher.
  • 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 who ...more
  • 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 southwestern Minnesota. First ...more
  • 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 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 parliamentary ...more
  • 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 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 ...more
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, MS, is a veterinarian, science blogger, computer programmer, author, and tai chi instructor, currently residing in Gainesville, FL.
  • 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 a Cross Country Skier.
  • William Doohan was a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist.
  • 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