In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021

Wendell Carl Baker, an accomplished veterinarian who taught for many years at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, died on August 19. He was 75 years old.

A native of Bay City, Texas, Dr. Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He went on to earn a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree at Tuskegee University in Alabama. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Baker served for four years as a veterinarian for the U.S. Army.

In 1976, Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University, where he taught agricultural science. He also was the manager of the university’s farm. He taught at the university until 1984 and then devoted his full time to the Baker Veterinary Clinic, which he had opened in Prairie View in 1978.

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