Alvin Weber

Professor Emeritus, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Alvin Weber

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
295 Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Dr. Alvin F. Weber became a faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Medicine in 1949. He served as head of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy between 1965 and 1973.


Alvin F. Weber was born in 1918 on a farm near Hartford, Wisconsin. After growing up caring for the family farm animals, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin in pre-veterinary studies in 1941. He received his veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 1944. After practicing for a while and becoming frustrated with the limited scientific means with which to treat animals, he began his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, where he received a M.S. in 1946 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1949. As a member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota since 1949, Dr. Weber has been involved in the development of the College of Veterinary Medicine almost since its foundation in 1947. He was the head of the department of Veterinary Anatomy between 1965 and 1973. He did research on cattle leukemia on two international NIH fellowships in 1959-60 and 1971-72 and was on the International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee. Dr. Weber’s research has focused on cytology, ultrasound and cytogenetics in relation to reproductive and hematopoietic systems.


Academic interest:

  • Cytogenetics
  • Gross anatomy
  • HistologY
  • Embryology.