The Father of Veterinary Public Health

Dr. James Harlan Steele, is known as the Father of Veterinary Public Health. 

 He led some of the first efforts to prevent the spread of disease from animals to humans.

He became the country's first Assistant Surgeon General for Veterinary Affairs, in 1968, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services in 1970.

April 3, 1913 - Nov 10, 2013