Mark Will, '85

Yearbook image of Mark Will
Current image of Mark Will

Mark Will leveraged the academic excellence that made him his class salutatorian, and the leadership and character that made him an Eagle Scout, to be a visible and leading veterinarian in New York's Capital District.

A Cornell alumnus who earned his DVM from Purdue in 1993, Mark settled in Gloversville, his wife's hometown, and in 1999, purchased the Glove City Animal Hospital, taking it from a single-doctor practice then, to a six-doctor practice, and opening a second location in 2020.

His volunteer leadership includes presidencies of the New York State Veterinary Society, Capital District Veterinary Society, Glove Cities Rotary Club, Fulton County YMCA, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, as well as involved active participation in each of those organizations.  He is also an adult leader and committee member in his local Boy Scout district and council.

Mark is an avid hiker who has climbed at least 40 of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.  He lives with his wife and two children, and is proud of his bringing modern urban small animal medicine to a poor rural community, while contributing in innumerable other ways.