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Patricia O'Connor
American veterinarian

Patricia O'Connor

Patricia O'Connor
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Intro American veterinarian
Was Physician Veterinarian
From United States of America
Field Healthcare
Gender female
Birth 1914
Death 8 July 2003 (aged 89 years)
University of Alabama
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Patricia O’Connor (November 29th, 1914 - July 8, 2003) was an American female Veterinarian.

O'Connor was born in New York City and grew up in Buffalo, New York with her mother and stepfather. She went to school and was driven to become a Veterinarian at a very early age. she would stop by the local Veterinarian office after school and gaze into the windows of the number of animals. Between 1933 and 1934 she entered the University of Alabama. Then in 1935 she attended the veterinarian class at Cornell University and graduated in 1939.

After graduating she moved to Charleston, West Virginia, and worked at a private practice. While there she married her classmate John Lewis Halloran, Jr in 1940. Then they moved to Staten Island, NY and both worked at John's fathers vet clinic. Patricia worked in the clinic and did house calls however she was never paid by her father-in-law, where-as her husband was.

Patricia became pregnant with their first child in 1941. Then became pregnant again in 1942, that same year in the fall, Patricia was hired by the Staten Island Zoo to work as a veterinarian. She was only hired as a temporary veterinarian since the job was during World War 2, there were no men available. She figured she would be dismissed from her job as soon as the war ended, however they kept her as their main veterinarian for 28 years.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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