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Biography of Ian McIntyre

Ian McIntyre
Ian McIntyre

William Ian Mackay McIntyre (1919-2008) was a lecturer at the University's Veterinary School, 1951 to 1961, and the first Professor of Veterinary Medicine, 1961 to 1983. He was Dean of the Veterinary School from 1974 until 1977.

Born in Altnahara in Sutherland, McIntyre studied at Golspie School. After qualifying from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College he became an assistant in the Medicine Department at the Small Animal Clinic there, and combined departmental work with his own research programme. He collaborated with Professor George Montgomery, in charge of the Pathology Department at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, to study the pathology and epidemiology of leptospirosis in man and animals.

In 1951, McIntyre was appointed Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University's Department of Veterinary Studies. He helped develop clinical teaching at the department and pursued a number of research projects, particularly on the development of a vaccine against parasitic worms in cattle. In 1961 he was appointed to the new Chair of Veterinary Medicine.

McIntyre was seconded to the University of East Africa, University College, Nairobi as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and Professor of Clinical Studies from 1963 to 1967. He was Director of the International Trypanotolerance Centre in The Gambia, 1984 to 1989. In 1990, he was made a CBE.


Ian McIntyre

Died 20 March 2008.
GU Degree:
University Link: Faculty Dean, Lecturer, Professor
Occupation categories: veterinarians
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Record last updated: 5th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

Gambia Gambia, No Region

Kenya Kenya, Nairobi

University Connections

University Roles

  • Faculty Dean
  • Lecturer
  • Professor

Academic Posts


World Changing Achievements

Ian McIntyre is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.