Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith was the founder of the Upper Canada Veterinary School (now Ontario Veterinary College) the oldest academy of its type in North America. Born in Dalrymple, East Ayrshire, in 1834, Smith graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary College in 1881 and left for Canada the same year. A true pioneer of veterinary medicine, he educated over 3000 graduates during his 40-year tenure as principal of his school. He was the first president of the Ontario Veterinary Association and was a founder of what is now the Canadian National Exhibition.

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