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A Nutrition Science Leviathan
Throughout veterinary school, Wallach remained fascinated with the role of nutrition in animal health and with comparative pathology (the study of comparable diseases in animals and man). He knew that deprivation of certain nutrients would produce disease states in animals that could often be reversed by simply restoring the missing nutrients. He theorized, however, that disease states not recognized as nutritionally based were in fact the products of nutritional deficiencies in both animals and man. That concept, radical for its time, became a mainstay of Wallach’s thinking as he entered the field of veterinary medicine after college.
Wallach graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1964. For those unfamiliar with the DVM degree, it is one of the most rigorous medical degree programs, considered more academically rigorous and challenging than even an M.D. for human practice.
There are only 28 universities in the United States that offer a doctorate in veterinary medicine in satisfaction of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s requirements. Admission to veterinary school is highly competitive. For example, in 2007, 5,750 applicants competed for 2,650 seats in the 28 accredited vet schools.
To gain admission to veterinary school, most accredited schools, including the University of Missouri, demand excellent performance in science classes such as those in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, general biology, vertebrate embryology, general biology, and calculus
While in vet school, Wallach worked in the veterinary anatomy department, beginning what would become the most extensive set of animal autopsies ever performed by a single medical practitioner. He also performed human autopsies for comparisons. Wallach gained considerable expertise in comparative pathology, making him a formidable diagnostician within a few years after graduating from vet school.