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Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb: First African American Woman in the U.S. To Receive A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Alfreda Johnson-Webb (1923 – 1992)

Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992) was born in Mobile, Alabama.  She earned a bachelors of science degree from Tuskegee Institute (now University).  Webb also obtained a masters degree in anatomy from Michigan State University.  She then attended Tuskegee’s Institute’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1949.  Webb was the first African American woman to graduate from a school of veterinary medicine.  She was also the first African American woman licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. Continue reading “Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb: First African American Woman in the U.S. To Receive A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine”

Dr. Catrise L. Austin: Dentist To The Stars

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Dr. Catrise Austin
Dr. Catrise Austin

 

Dentist and Entreprenuer, Dr. Catrise L. Austin, (1970 – ) is a native of Flint, MI.   Austin first developed an interest in dentistry when getting braces at age 15. Austin attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in psychology. She obtained her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Maryland in 1996 and completed her advanced dental training in New York at Brooklyn’s Lutheran Medical Center. Prior to starting her own practice she worked as a dental hygienist. She became the Chief Operating Officer of NYC Cosmetic Dentistry (Formerly VIP Smiles) in 1998. She oversees a thriving dental practice in New York specializing in general, cosmetic and sports dentistry. Continue reading “Dr. Catrise L. Austin: Dentist To The Stars”

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