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Keith Dyce (1926-2014)

Colleagues in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies remember Professor Keith Dyce, retired Mary Dick Chair of Veterinary Anatomy.

Keith Dyce

Professor Dyce was born in Edinburgh in 1926.

He attended the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, graduating BSc in July 1947.

He was made a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy, Royal Veterinary College, London, during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He obtained a DVMS from University of London in 1958.

From 1965 to 1966 he was visiting Professor of Dog Anatomy at Cornell University.

In 1967 he moved to the Netherlands to take up the position of Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the State University of Utrecht.

In 1974 he returned to Edinburgh to occupy the Mary Dick Chair of Veterinary Anatomy at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, which he held until 1984.

During that time he was also appointed Dean of the Veterinary Faculty from 1980-1984, at which point he took early retirement.

After retirement he was appointed as Visiting Professor of Veterinary Anatomy in the Royal Veterinary College in London. Professor Dyce is perhaps best remembered as co-author of the “Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy”, which has been the standard Veterinary Anatomy textbook for decades.