Mary Stewart

Biography of Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart
Mary Stewart

Dr Mary Stewart graduated from Cornell University in 1949 and was part of a small close knit group involved in the rapid development of veterinary medicine at Glasgow under the leadership of Sir William Weipers in the 1950s.

She was ahead of her time with her focus on the philosophical basis to ethics, animal welfare, the importance of the companion animal/human bond and the handling of bereavement.

Mary was also very supportive of the students at the Vet School and the first “Rodeo” was given its name by Mary Stewart, when, fresh from the USA, she decided that the school should have an exciting event. It continues today on an annual basis, and is a family day run by students to raise awareness of animal welfare issues, educate and raise money for charity.

A building at Garscube campus, opened in 2016, has been named the Mary Stewart Building.


Mary Stewart
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Occupation categories: veterinarians
Record last updated: 20th Nov 2018

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