December 3, 2003 (published)

Dr. Buchanan established this Cardiology Information Library area as a means to collect and share information.

Dr. James Buchanan
Dr. Buchanan was a pioneer in veterinary cardiology and had a distinguished career as a teacher, researcher, clinical cardiologist, and cardiovascular surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he began working in 1960.

Dr. Buchanan was president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty Group in Cardiology, from 1978 to 1981 and was president of the Phi Zeta National Honor Society from 1975 to 1980.

He won numerous awards during his career, including a Research Career Development Award in 1968, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, the National Veterinary Medical Data Base Publication Award in 1992, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Michigan State University in 1998.

His long standing interest in photography and film production is evident in this library of images reproduced from his papers and supplemented by related images in his files. Images obtained from other sources are acknowledged.

VIN thanks Dr. Buchanan and all contributors for their desire to share this information with the VIN membership.