Lionel F. Rubin, 84, pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor

February 16, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Lionel Freedman Rubin, 84, a former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine who was a pioneer in the field of veterinary ophthalmology, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Lankenau Medical Center after a brief illness. Courtesy of the family Lionel Freedman Rubin

Dr. Rubin, who went by “Lon,” was born in Philadelphia and recently had lived in Gladwyne. He taught veterinary ophthalmology for 31 years, retiring from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 as an emeritus professor, according to his family. He served as president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1976 to 1977, wrote four books and more than 100 scientific papers and abstracts, and was a consultant to pharmaceutical companies, as well as for the American Kennel Club.

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