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Ruth Jeffrey

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Ruth has been at Companion Animal Hospital since it opened its doors in 1996. Ruth originates from England, but now she has made Sackville her home with her two children and 2 senior cats, Astro and Caramel Joe.

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Black History & Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992)

Today's medical historian of colour is Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb. Dr. Webb graduated with her DVM with our previous blog star Dr. Hinton, as one of the first female African American veterinarians in the US. Both of these great women were also the first black members of the Women’s Veterinary Medicine Association. She also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University. In 1971, she became the first African American woman in the North Carolina General Assembly, serving on many committees including serving as the Chairperson of Minority Affairs, president of the Democratic Women of NC, and a member of the NC Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome.   So you can see despite so many obstacles Dr. Webb was still able to make history and so can we!   Written by: Ashley G, VT   Resources: https://www.medvetforpets.com/black-history-month-2021-black-veterinary-history-makers/ https://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/diversity-inclusion/national-womens-history-month/    

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