February 15, 2003

 

 Obituaries - February 15, 2003

Posted on February 1, 2003
 

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Madison T. Collins

Dr. Collins (AUB '68), 62, Lilburn, Ga., died Sept. 5, 2002. He practiced large animal medicine in the Atlanta area for more than 35 years. Past president of the Georgia Equine Practitioners Association, Dr. Collins was in charge of the Stone Mountain Wildlife Trail, and the Atlanta and National Park Service police horse veterinary programs, and was involved with the 1996 Atlanta Olympics equine program.

An Army commissioned officer and a Green Beret in the Special Forces, he served in Southeast Asia. Dr. Collins retired with the rank of colonel from the Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Janice, and a son. Memorials may be made to the University of Georgia Scholarship Memorial Fund for Dr. Madison T. Collins, c/o University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA 30602.


Richard W. Elliott

Dr. Elliott (ONT '38), 87, Oscoda, Mich., died Aug. 16, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1983, he practiced small animal medicine in Ypsilanti, Mich., for 45 years. Dr. Elliott was a member of the Washtenaw County Veterinary Association.

His wife, Helen; two sons; and a daughter survive him.


L. Meyer Jones

Dr. Jones (ISU '39), 89, Cary, N.C., died Dec. 9, 2002. Retired, he was past dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (1968-1976) and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (1966-1968). Early in his career, Dr. Jones was on the staff of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 24 years. From 1960-1966, he worked for the AVMA as director of the Scientific Activities Division. Following his tenure as dean in Georgia and Illinois, Dr. Jones served as a Fulbright professor in Dublin, Ireland, and Vienna, Austria. From 1977-1987, he was a visiting professor at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Jones was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, and had chaired the Council of Deans of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. He was a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Jones served on several councils and committees, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Toxicology Information, the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, and the AVMA Council on Research. He wrote and edited Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, which is still in use.

Dr. Jones' wife, Maribeth; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, 4700 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27606.


Lisbeth M. Kraft

Dr. Kraft (COR '45), 82, Mountain View, Calif., died Nov. 29, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1988, she was research scientist and staff veterinarian at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. Known for her expertise in laboratory animal medicine, Dr. Kraft had worked at several academic, governmental, and industrial institutions, including Cornell, Harvard, Yale, and New York universities. She had a special interest in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of murine viruses, publishing a seminal paper on the control and natural history of epidemic diarrhea of infant mice.

A diplomate and founder of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Dr. Kraft served on the board of directors from 1965-1970 and as president in 1966. She was the recipient of the Griffin Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 1972 and the Charles River Prize in 1981, for her research and advocacy efforts for improved standards of laboratory animal care. An artist during retirement, Dr. Kraft helped establish the nonprofit Silicon Valley Visual Arts, and served as president of the Pacific Art League in 1992.

Memorials may be made to the Lisbeth Kraft Memorial Fund, Silicon Valley Visual Arts, P. O. Box 60327, Palo Alto, CA 94306-0327; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P. O. Box 78342, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8342. Contributions to the latter may be made via the Internet at www.mdause.org/donate, specifying that contributions should go toward research on muscular dystrophy.


Philip P. Metzger

Dr. Metzger (UP '41), 84, Brethren Village, Pa., died Aug. 16, 2002. Retired since 1984, he had owned Small Animal Hospital in Elizabethtown, Pa. Early in his career, he worked as a state and federal meat inspector for Baum's Bologna in Elizabethtown.

Dr. Metzger was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and the Conestoga Veterinary Association. A past president of the Elizabethtown Lions Club and the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce, he also served as a West Donegal Township auditor.

Dr. Metzger's son survives him.


Robert B. Wilcox Sr.

Dr. Wilcox (TEX '43), 80, Groves, Texas, died Sept. 5, 2002. He co-owned Wilcox Veterinary Clinic with his son, Dr. Robert B. Wilcox Jr. (TEX '79), in Groves. Following graduation, Dr. Wilcox owned Animal Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He also did relief work for four years. A member of the Texas VMA, Dr. Wilcox served on its board of directors for 15 years.

He was an Army Reserve captain in the Veterinary Corps for 15 years. During retirement, Dr. Wilcox owned Wilcox Grain Company in Groves. A past president of the Port Arthur Kiwanis Club and the Capland Speech and Hearing Center, he chaired the Jefferson County Mosquito District for 30 years.

Dr. Wilcox's wife, Helen; three daughters; and his son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Ave., Beaumont, TX 77705.