Victor Cornell Brown Sr., DVM
12/08/1954 – 03/10/2021
Dr. Brown was born in 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Elmer Randolph Brown and Mary Jane. Victor graduated from William M. Raines Senior High School in 1972. He was chosen as one of the “foremost young scientific minds of the nation” in the 31st Westinghouse Talent Search and earned a first-place prize. His project was titled: “PH Changes During Peptic Digestion”. He was also a member of the “It’s Academic Team” and was recognized by receiving the “Harvard Book Award” for being an outstanding junior. He was in the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Club, and voted most ambitious in his yearbook.
Upon completing high school, Victor received a scholarship from Florida State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. While attending FSU, he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at FAMU, the Alpha Xi chapter. Later he became a chartered member of the Theta Eta chapter at FSU. In 1983 Victor completed his Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Brown moved to Naples in 1984 where he began working for the Humane Society prior to establishing his own practice in 1986. He founded Brown Veterinary Clinic in 1986, which later became known as “the BVC”. He became a pillar of the community by earning the respect of colleagues and pet owners while dedicating his life to the veterinary profession. He was committed to providing an integrative approach by conjoining both the Eastern and Western veterinary disciplines. He served the Golden Gate community for almost four decades.
In addition to his successful practice, he gave back to his field by mentoring fellow veterinarians and by providing externship opportunities for veterinary students. For many years, Dr. Brown volunteered at the Collier County and Hendry County Spay and Neuter clinics. He also volunteered his time to the local schools and the local Boys and Girls Club of America.
His compassion for the field didn’t stop with his furry friends as he also developed long-lasting friendships with their owners. His love for the veterinary profession didn’t waiver as he often said that he would ‘never retire but work until he dropped’. His last day of practice at the BVC was on January 21, 2021. He was a dedicated veterinarian whose legacy of commitment, dedication, compassion, kindness, and love will continue living on in the hearts of those he touched.