One example of a famous female veterinarian is Dr. M. Phyllis Lose, a retired veterinarian who built the first equine surgical hospital and practiced veterinary medicine for 50 years. Dr. Lose was also the first female equine veterinarian and one of the first professional female horse trainers.
A famed author, Dr. Lose owned several equine veterinary clinics and worked as a track vet for several years. She also developed new procedures to address issues like club feet in horses. In her entire 50-year career, none of her equine patients ever suffered a post-operative infection. In 1999, she moved to Orlando, Florida, where her dog was chosen to star in the movie, "A Dog's Life: The Oscar Lose Story."