Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Did you know that Veterinary medicine has a lot of black history behind it? No, me either until I started looking. Therefor I feel it necessary to inform those who also do not know! That means this month you will see blog updates about many amazing historians of veterinary medicine and of African descent. Follow along as we learn about Dr. Webb, Dr. Lushington, Dr. Patterson, and many more! One of these veterinarians would go and help livestock even though he knew it was a risk that people would pay him due to his skin colour! Another created a veterinary program graduating up to 75% of the African American veterinarians even from today! There is so much history here that goes unknown I can not wait to share it!

Written by: Ashley G, VT