Scott, former Brighton veterinarian, World War II honoree, dies at 84


Bob Scott, a former Brighton veterinarian often referred to as “The Cow Doc,” who also fought Germans in the epic Battle of the Bulge, died March 20, 2010. He was 84.

    Scott was born and raised on a farm south of Brighton, homesteaded by his grandfather. He attended Zion Lutheran School through the eighth grade.

    He graduated from Brighton High School in 1943. After graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army in Germany. He served at the Battle of the Bulge in Germany during the winter of 1944-45. He received a number of commendations for his service in the European theater, including the Bronze Star for Heroism and three battle stars.

    After World War II, Scott enrolled in Colorado A&M College and received a doctorate in veterinarian medicine. He returned to Brighton and went into practice with John Thimmig.

    Scott retired from the practice in 1975 and moved to Minnesota. More recently, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., to be with his son, David. In his retirement years, Scott was a dedicated blogger (, discussing everything from his reflections on war, trips to places such as Scotland and New Zealand and his love of the Bible.

    “One of your greatest sources of pleasure and inner peace is the ability you have to bless others,” Scott wrote.

    Survivors include his sons, David and Robert; daughters, Leslie Scott-Rose and and April; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and two brothers, William Andrew Scott and S.H. Bud Scott.

    A memorial service is planned for May 24 at First Presbyterian Church in Brighton.







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