ACVS Foundation
Honored Mentor

John D. Wheat (Deceased)


We were most impressed with his ability of studying human surgical techniques with the thought of adapting to equine.

- Barrie D. Grant, DVM, MS, DACVS, Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA and Eugene Steffey, DVM

Dr. Wheat was instrumental in me having the opportunity to train at UC Davis. His willingness to create an environment for others to thrive nurtured many productive careers.

- Claude A. Ragle, DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine)

(1923 -2009)


  • Barrie D. Grant, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA
  • Mark D. Markel, DVM, PhD, DACVS
  • Claude A. Ragle, DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine)
  • Eugene Steffey, DVM
  • Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS

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