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About Dr. Walter E. Zuschlag

Dr. Walter E. ZuschlagDr. Walter E. Zuschlag graduated front the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1954. He served as president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and was a life member and past treasurer of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. He also served as president of the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago and chaired its Veterinary Service Committee. He owned and operated Worth Animal Hospital in Palos Hills, Ill.

He was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and Illinois Academy of Veterinary Practice. In the 1970s, Dr. Zuschlag directed the AVMA's fund-raising project for the veterinary medical exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. He received the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. Dr. Zuschlag was a veteran of the Army Veterinary Corps.

Dr. Zuschlag tirelessly served his community and organized veterinary medicine at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout his life he also collected instruments and books representing the proud history of the veterinary profession.

This collection and information commons was made possible through the generosity of his loving wife, Maureen and his five sons and one daughter and by donations from many Illinois veterinary practitioners and from people touched by his service to the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and the Anti-Cruelty Society, and other organizations.