Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine

Welcome to Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine! This Veritas blog shares perspectives about the many facets of the veterinary profession, shows how the past and future of veterinary medicine are aligned, and explores hot topics and current issues.

Respected authors include leaders in the profession, practicing veterinarians, and those who have written Veritas courses. Featured author Dr. Donald F. Smith explores a variety of topics such as the leadership role of women within the profession, the composition of academic institutions and their curriculum, the re-emergence of the concept of “one health” - the way in which animals enhance the human condition - and so much more!

Join us as we explore the exciting world of veterinary medicine!

Who Educated Our First Veterinary Deans?


A Scot by the name of Andrew Smith founded North America’s first and longest lasting veterinary institution in 1862, the Ontario Veterinary College.1 Smith had graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh (Scotland) and one of... Read More


Frank Loew: Visionary and Builder in Massachusetts


Tufts University president Jean Mayer’s revolutionary idea to establish a veterinary school with a One Health mission became a reality in 1978 when he appointed Ontario Veterinary College graduate, Albert Jonas, as the inaugural dean.   Dr. Frank Loew, second... Read More


Veterinary Education, Grenada Style


  Two decades after Charles Modica established a medical school on the island of Grenada, he added a School of Veterinary Medicine to his thriving campus, which by then included degree programs in nursing, public health, graduate studies and business... Read More


Veritas Heads to IVECCS 2015


  Once again, Veritas is heading to Washington D.C. for the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS). This conference is very important for our critical care certification program, which includes our two most popular courses – CPR: Basic... Read More


Veterinarians in Central University Administration


  Cornell veterinary alumni and current campus community members congratulate Mike Kotlikoff for his recent appointment as university provost by President Elizabeth Garrett. Kotlikoff, a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD from UC, Davis, served as Cornell’s veterinary... Read More


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