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IN tribute to John Daniel Collins (VR, June 30, 2012, vol 170, p 679), Michael Doherty writes: Born in 1938, John Daniel Collins, Professor Emeritus of Farm Animal Clinical Studies at University College Dublin (UCD), was a proud native of Waterford city, where his family was involved in the cattle trade and meat business. He entered UCD in 1956 and graduated MVB MRCVS in July 1961. After a brief period in practice in County Down, he returned to work in UCD where he graduated Master of Veterinary Medicine in 1966 and PhD in 1979. Between 1966 and 1968, he studied as a W.K. Kellogg Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, graduating with a Masters of Science in Comparative Pathology. He held academic positions at UCD from 1961 until his retirement in 2004.

A prolific research worker, Dan's first peer-reviewed publication appeared in the …

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