Franklin M. Loew

Franklin M. Loew

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Franklin Martin Loew, DVM, PhD, (b. Syracuse, NY, 1939; d. Boston, MA, 2003) was president of Becker College, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and dean of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (now Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine).

Early career

Loew grew up in Syracuse, New York. He received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell and a doctorate in nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. During the 1970s, Loew was one of the many members of the research team that developed canola oil. In 1977, the Governor-General of Canada awarded Loew a Queen's Jubilee Medal.


Loew became the second dean of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. While at Tufts, he created the Center for Animals and Public Policy, developed the university's biotechnology park, and built partnerships between the university and biotechnology companies. He also built up the school's programs in equine sports medicine, wildlife medicine, and ethics and values. The Franklin M. Loew Veterinary Education Center on the Grafton campus is named for him.

Later career

After leaving Tufts in 1995, Loew became the dean of the Cornell University...
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