WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST VETERINARY INSTRUCTION
Profile America — Saturday, October 8th. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." This quote is widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, but whatever the source, many people agree with the sentiment. One advance in such moral progress occurred this week in 1868, when the first collegiate veterinary department in the U.S. began its instruction at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The country's first veterinary doctorate was awarded in 1876 to Daniel Salmon, best known as the discoverer of Salmonella. Cornell also granted the first veterinary degree to an American woman, Florence Kimball. In the U.S. today, there are nearly 31,000 establishments providing veterinary services, and employment for 323,000 two-legged animals. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
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Mahatma Gandhi/accessed 7/27/2016: http://www.ivu.org/history/gandhi/
Cornell's veterinary department/accessed 7/27/2016: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/about/history.cfm
Veterinary establishments and employment/NAICS 54194: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~54194
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