Biography of Sir William Weipers
William L Weipers
The Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare (opened in 1995) and the Sir William Weipers Memorial Lecture are named for the University graduate Sir William Lee Weipers (1904-1990). Weipers was the University's first Director of Veterinary Education (1949-1974); Professor of Veterinary Surgery from 1951 to 1974, and the Dean of the Glasgow Veterinary School from 1969 until 1974. He was Dean of Faculties from 1981 to 1984.
Educated at Whitehill Higher Grade School in Glasgow, Weipers went on to graduate MRCVS from the Glasgow Veterinary College. He went into general practice from 1925 until 1949, with an interval of two years when he became a member of staff of the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, 1927 to 1929.
Weipers played a major role in the development of the Veterinary School from 1949. He graduated BSc from the University in 1951 and was awarded an honorary DVMS in 1982.
Sir William Weipers
Born 21 January 1904, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 15 December 1990.
University Link: Alumnus, Dean of Faculties, Faculty Dean, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1951; DVMS, 1982;
Occupation categories: veterinarians
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Record last updated: 17th Jun 2010