DR. JOHN SCOTT, of Bloomington, is a registered veterinary surgeon, and received the gold medal of a class of eighty-five students, who graduated from Ontario Veterinary College, at Toronto, Canada, in 1886. He is also a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Society, and the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association. His office in Bloomington is at No. 408 West Front street, where he is prosecuting the practice of his profession intelligently and successfully.

The subject of our sketch is a native of Western Canada, and was born Feb. 16, 1862. His parents were William and Margaret (Smith) Scott, the former a Canadian of Irish descent, and the mother, of excellent Scottish ancestry, was born in the land of the thistle and came to Canada with her parents when eight years of age. She was married to the father of our subject in 1858, and they located upon a farm. Since that time William Scott has been industriously engaged in farming and stock raising, and now has a fine estate of 200 acres near Orangeville, Canada. The parental household consisted of four children, of whom Isaac is a student at the Ontario Veterinary College; John, our subject, was the second son; Jeanette and Thomas are in Canada. William Scott is one of the prominent men of Western Canada, and has been intimately identified with the growth and progress of that portion of the Dominion. He belongs to the Reform party, and with his wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Dr. John Scott remained at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age, assisting in the labors on the farm, and pursuing his studies in the High School where he received a fine education. He attended the Ontario College [ed., probably Ontario Veterinary College, now part of the University of Guelph] for a period of two years, giving his principal attention to the details of the branches which he is now pursuing, and in the meantime engaged in practice under the instruction of Dr. O'Neill, one of the leading veterinary surgeons of Canada. Our subject came to Bloomington on the 22d of April, 1886, and even in this comparatively short time has built up a fine practice with rare prospects for the future. He is a young man, ambitious to excel in his profession, and if he continues in the manner in which he has begun, will become one of the leading men in his profession in this State. He is independent in politics, and keeps himself well posted upon all matters of general interest.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 405. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.


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