Frank Schofield

Seoul National University England Seoul
Dr. Frank W. Schofield
Born(1889-03-15)15 March 1889
Died16 April 1970(1970-04-16) (aged 81)
Known forHelping to liberate Korea from the Japanese Empire
RelativesAlice Schofield (spouse)
Medical career
ProfessionVeterinarian and Missionary
InstitutionsOntario Veterinary College, Seoul National University
ResearchParagonimus, New-castle disease

Dr. Frank W. Schofield (1889–1970) was a British-born Canadian veterinarian who graduated in 1910 from the Ontario Veterinary College, then in Toronto. He lived in Korea from 1916 to 1920 where he taught at the Severance Medical School and became involved in the liberation of the country from the Japanese Empire.[1][2] In 1920, he returned to his teaching position at the Ontario Veterinary College, first in Toronto and later in Guelph, Ontario.

Schofield elucidated the etiology and pathology of mouldy sweet clover poisoning, which led to the discovery of the anticoagulant warfarin.[1]

After his retirement from OVC in 1955 he returned to Korea and then taught at the Veterinary College of Seoul National University. He died in Seoul in 1970 and was buried in the Korean National Cemetery, the first foreigner to be so honoured.


  1. ^ a b Wilkinson, C. W. (2008). "Dr. Frank W. Schofield: Veterinarian Extraordinaire". The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 49 (3): 290–291. PMC 2249727.
  2. ^ "Department History: Dr. Frank Schofield". Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2017.