Vet Squared: Memoir Of A Veterinarian & Air Force Veteran

By Dr. Samuel W. Tate
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Vet Squared: Memoir of a VETerinarian & Air Force VETeran is the story of Dr. Samuel W. Tate’s life. He started his journey as a kennel boy and progressed to pursuing a doctorate of veterinary medicine. Upon graduation from veterinary college, he was called to active duty, having previously joined the Air Force Reserve, and served in the Vietnam War. He served twenty years in the US Air Force Veterinary Corps. His “second career” consisted of twenty-three years as a small animal vet. His “third career” involved volunteer work at the local, state, and national levels in disaster and public emergency situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic. This entertaining yet poignant biography is a series of episodes spanning Dr. Tate’s sixty years as a “Vet Squared.”

About the Author

Dr. Samuel W. Tate is an Eagle Scout who spent thirty years as a scout leader in four countries. He has been on the Board of Directors of Virginia Veterinary Medical Association for eighteen years and part of the VA State Animal Response Team for fifteen years. He was on the VA Medical Reserve Corps as a veterinarian for fifteen years and a member of the National MRC for three years.

In addition to this illustrious veterinary career, Dr. Tate also served in the US Air Force Veterinary Corps for twenty years. His two sons, Sam and Andy, are also retired military. His first wife, Shirley, died of breast cancer in 1997, and he married Dianne in 1999. They have four grandchildren.

Published: 2022
Page Count: 196