Joshua, Joan O. (1912–1993)

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Joshua, Joan O. (1912–1993)

English veterinary surgeon. Name variations: Joan Olive Joshua. Born July 11, 1912, in UK; died Feb 21, 1993.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' (RCVS) 1st woman fellow (1950) and 1st woman council member (1953–63), founded (with Margaret Bentley) and served as the 1st president of the Society of Women Veterinary Surgeons (1941); studied at Royal Veterinary College in London (1933–38); appointed a Beaumont Hospital house surgeon (1938–39); held a veterinary practice at in Finchley (1939–62); served as a reader for University of Liverpool's Department of Clinical Studies (1962–93); was the sole woman member of British Veterinary Codex Committee (1950–65); established the Society for Women Veterinary Surgeons Trust (1968), to support women's education in the field of veterinary science. Was the 1st woman recipient of RCVS Francis Hogg Prize (1959) and 1st woman recipient of Victory Medal of the Central Veterinary Society (1976–77).

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