Smith, David Laurence Thomson
David Laurence Thomson Smith, veterinarian, teacher (b at Regina 18 Apr 1914; d at Saskatoon 15 Nov 1983). After serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in WWII, he joined the faculty of the Ontario Veterinary College in 1946, and was head of pathology and bacteriology there 1955-63. Smith is best known as the founder of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at U of Sask, where he was dean 1963-74 and professor of pathology 1974-81. Highly regarded in the profession for his leadership and integrity, he was president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assn in 1980-81. After retirement, he was heavily involved in CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY projects related to veterinary colleges in Uganda, Malaysia and Somalia.