Author R.A. Baldwin is Today’s Honoree

For R.A. Baldwin, DVM, caring for animals was more than just his profession.  From dogs and cats to livestock and circus animals, even the occasional Bob Cat, Baldwin treated them all with compassion during his time as a veterinarian in rural northeast Wyoming from 1951 to 1964.

“Tails of the Prairie” is Baldwin’s memoir told in a series of short stories about practicing veterinary medicine in a Wyoming that was still untamed.

Assisted by his wife Harriet and two children, he maintained a successful practice despite having to deal with a succession of colorful owners, unique medical mysteries as well as daunting weather and travel challenges.

Now he has decided to record his “tails of the prairie” so he can share them with the reading public.

About The Author:

Dr. Baldwin grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. After his service in World War II, he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from what is now Michigan State University and later his Master of Science degree from Colorado State University.    Following his experiences in Wyoming and an 18 year career with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, he and Harriet retired to their 155-acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley of southern Virginia.

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