University Archives & Special Collections, A- 3166. (Patrick Hayes)

Norman Wright

Norman Wright was born in Brantford, England, on March 19, 1881, and immigrated to Canada in the early 20th century and settled in Saskatoon.

He attended the Ontario Veterinary College in Toronto, graduating with a diploma in Veterinary Surgery in 1907 and was subsequently appointed as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan in 1912.

Before the establishment of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, veterinary hygiene was taught through the College of Agriculture.

With the outbreak of the First World War, Wright travelled to Britain in charge of a group of horses that was a gift from Saskatchewan to the British government.

He enlisted in the Imperial Army and served with the Veterinary Corps of the First Lahore Division in Mesopotamia, obtaining the rank of major.

He returned to Saskatoon after the war and resumed private practice and lecturing at the university. He was promoted to Professor of Veterinary Science in 1938.

He retired in 1947 and died in 1953. 

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