The practice of veterinary surgery finds a capable and progressive representative in Dr. Walter George Hollingworth,
who ranks as a leader among veterinarians of New York state. He was born at Utica, August 24, 1861, a son of John
Henry and Mary (Lowe) Hollingworth. The father located in Utica from Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1856. He was a
veterinary surgeon by profession and became one of the best known practitioners in central New York. He established
a veterinary hospital in Utica, which today is one of the largest in New York state. He died in 1899.
Walter George Hollingworth attended the public schools of this city and later matriculated in the veterinary department
of New York University. After taking the regular course at that celebrated institution he was graduated with the
degree of D. V. S. in 1884. He returned at once to Utica and became associated with his father in practice. He
succeeded his father in this city and by his energy and the application of up to date methods has built up a large
and profitable clientage. In 1911 Dr. W. A. Young was admitted to partnership and the title of the firm is now
Hoffingworth & Young. The services of Dr. Uollingworth have been appreciated by his brethren and he is ex president
of the New York State Veterinary Association, president of the Central New York Veterinary Medical Association
and of the Oneida County Veterinary Association; he is also president of the Stevens Swan Society, Utica district.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and an honorary member of the Passaic Veterinary
Association of Jersey City, New Jersey. Since 1909 he has served as resident lecturer for the veterinary department
of Cornell University and in 1911 he established an honorarium at Cornell University for researches in pathology
and bacteriology, this being the only one of its kind in the United States.
On the 24th of April, 1893, Dr. Hollingworth was married to Miss Grace M. Butcher, a daughter of William and Helen
Butcher, of Utica: One daughter, Hannah M., has come to bless this union. The family resides at No. 24 Summit Place.
Possessing every desirable advantage of training for his life work, Dr. Hollingworth started under most favorable
circumstances and his labors have redounded to his credit as an individual and to that of his profession. In the
practice of veterinary surgery he has found a field of great usefulness and one that gives promise of many years
of continued growth and activity. Being deeply interested in his vocation, he is always found in the advance raEk
and he does not hesitate to apply new methods as soon as their practicability has been fully demonstrated.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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