Interview SummaryBorn October 22, 1931 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, Crowe graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1953 with a BS in Agriculture. He got his DVM degree from Auburn University in Alabama in 1957. After being in private practice and working for the Pfizer Company from 1957-1964, he began work as Assistant Veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky in 1964 to 1966. He was Assistant Professor (1966-1970), Associate Professor (1970-1976), and Professor (1976-1988) in the Department. From 1988-1996, Crowe was the University Veterinarian, with oversight of all animals used in research at UK. Major areas of research and service included teaching animal science courses; terratology (research on deformed fetuses, including deformities in pig fetuses caused by tobacco); head of the pre-veterinary program under contract with Auburn University; and the veterinary Pathology Lab (post-mortems on animals, especially horses). He is married to Joan Thompson Crowe and has two children. All three are UK alumni.
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Crowe, M. Ward Interview by Ruth Elizabeth Bryan. 13 May. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Crowe, M.W. (2016, May 13). Interview by R. E. Bryan. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
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