Title: Veterinarian (Retired)
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Dr. Everett H. Heath, VMD, PhD, Veterinarian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of veterinary medicine.
Drawing on more than three and a half decades of expertise as an exemplary veterinarian, Dr. Heath garnered a laudable reputation for his practice on behalf of Home Veterinarian Care in Lynchburg, Virginia, between 1987 and his retirement in 1998. He previously distinguished himself in academia as a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and an instructor at Purdue University. Long sought after for his scholarly excellence, Dr. Heath wrote: “Anatomy and Physiology of Tropical Livestock” in 1985.
Dr. Heath’s achievements have largely been driven by the example of his father, who was a physician, and his brother, who attended medical school. While pursuing his second year of college, Dr. Heath accepted a job at a local farm, where he gained a great deal of experience in working with various animals. Combining the influence of his father and brother, as well as his newfound knowledge of animal anatomy, he resolved to become a veterinarian. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, Dr. Heath went on to study at Purdue University, from which he attained a Master of Science, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy.
As a commitment to his field, Dr. Heath has been active with several industry-related organizations. Among them, he served as the president of the Piedmont Veterinarian Medical Association from 1990 until 1991, and was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinarian Anatomists and the World Association of Veterinarian Anatomists. Civically, Dr. Heath continues to sit on the board of directors for the Lynchburg Peace Education Center.
Among his many career accomplishments, Dr. Heath was particularly gratified to perform house calls while working in Virginia, through which he had the opportunity to meet many interesting people and their wonderful pets. Likewise, he enjoyed working abroad in Nigeria, which helped open his eyes to the many commonalities that exist between different countries. During this time, the country was still recovering from the scars of a civil war, and Dr. Heath is proud to have done what he could to help mend the tensions that still existed between the residents of that country while serving as an educator.
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