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Victor Buencamino

Victor Buencamino
AKA Victor Abreu Buencamino

  • 1st Filipino President of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA, 1919-1920)
  • 1st Filipino to earn the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University (1908)
  • 1st Filipino Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry (1930)
  • 1st Filipino to establish a veterinary hospital in the Philippines


History of Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
History of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry
Crossing the race barrier
100 Years of Filipinos at Cornell
Wikipilipinas Article on Victor Buencamino

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