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Black Veterinary History

Zalk Veterinary Medical Library highlights Black veterinarians and veterinary history from their collection and beyond.


William Waddell



Waddell, W. H. (1995). Some Bastardly People. McClain Printing Company

*A pioneer and leader in the field of veterinary medicine

*One of the oldest living Buffalo Soldiers, an all black regiment of the U. S. Army

*Received his doctorate in 1935, becoming one of the first African Americans to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.

*First African American veterinarian to practice in the State of West Virginia

*First African American member of the American Veterinary Medical Association

*As a veterinarian, he was employed at Tuskegee Institute where he worked with George Washington Carver on peanut oil therapy.