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Title: A biography of and interview with George E. Ross, Jr.
Authors: Massaro, Andrew J.
Keywords: George E. Ross, Jr.
J. Thomas Ross
James G. Massaro
Andrew J. Massaro
Kansas State University
Cornell University
History of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Practice
Class of 1960
Vietnam War
Colonial Veterinary Hospital
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Ellis P. Loenard
Veterinary Surgery
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2012
Abstract: Growing up in Kansas, George E. Ross, Jr. watched as the veterinarians cared for his horse and realized he aspired to be a surgeon. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college and received his DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1960, Dr. Ross completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York State Veterinary College (now Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine) and then joined the faculty at Cornell, teaching small surgery for ten years. He was a member of the first class of board certified surgeons accepted by examination in 1968. Dr. Ross left Cornell in 1972 to establish the Colonial Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca, NY, which he later passed to his son Thomas, who also became a veterinary surgeon. With the continued consulting and support of Dr. Ross, Colonial Veterinary Hospital has evolved into one of the largest and most comprehensive specialty practices in the Finger Lakes area. George and his wife, Kay, have three children (Thomas, Donald, and Amy), and currently live in Ithaca, NY.
Description: Person interviewed: George E. Ross, Jr. Interviewer: Massaro, Andrew J. Interview date: February 9, 2012. Interview location: Ithaca, NY. Date biography was written: March, 2012.
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