May 01, 2003



Posted April 15, 2003
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AVMA Honor Roll Member
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Timothy H. Brasmer

Dr. Brasmer (COL '47), 78, Saint Anne, Ill., died Jan. 26, 2003. Retired, he was dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, from 1985-1988. Dr. Brasmer also served as professor of small animal surgery during that time, and again, from 1994-1997. Following graduation, he co-established the Hillcrest Hospital for Animals in Danville, Ill. From 1950-1952, Dr. Brasmer taught at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He resumed his practice in Danville until 1966.

Dr. Brasmer was appointed associate professor and chief of surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969, establishing the first ICU and Trauma Center at the college. He then served as associate dean and professor of surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1978, Dr. Brasmer moved to Hawaii, where he established a surgical practice. During this time, he helped initiate the Japanese Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Brasmer was a Navy veteran of World War II.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, he served as a regent and was instrumental in starting the surgical forum in 1973. In 1972, Dr. Brasmer was named AAHA Veterinarian of the Year. He served as president of the Hawaii VMA in 1982, and received the Japanese Animal Hospital Association Special Award for Continuing Education in 1988. The association also initiated an annual Brasmer Award in his honor. In 1998, Dr. Brasmer was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Ross University, in recognition of his dedication to the teaching profession and to veterinary medicine.

His three sons and a daughter survive him. One son, Dr. Christopher Y. Brasmer (COL '87), is a veterinarian in Albuquerque, N.M. Memorials may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, with a request that they be designated for animal health studies.

Morris S. Cover

Dr. Cover (UP '38), 86, Chestertown, Md., died Jan. 28, 2003. From 1967 until retirement in 1985, he was director of veterinary services and regulatory compliance for Ralston Purina Company. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cover served as professor and chair of the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Delaware. He conducted research on several poultry disease problems.

During retirement, Dr. Cover served as the first chair of the U.S. Animal Health Association's Feed Safety Committee, and as coordinator for the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association's research grant program from 1985-1992. He was also a consultant for Ralston Purina Company and U.S. Poultry. In 1992, Dr. Cover received the Special Service Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists. The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine honored him with the Commissioner's Special Award in 1997.

Dr. Cover was recently awarded honorary diplomate status in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Dr. Cover's son, Dr. Chuck Cover (UP '75), is a veterinarian in Elkton, Md.

Joseph A. Duce

Dr. Duce (ILL '61), 71, St. Louis, died Nov. 28, 2002. Retired, he owned The Bellefontaine Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice, in Spanish Lake, Mo., from 1966-1978. Prior to that, Dr. Duce worked as a meat inspector for the Department of Agriculture. Following graduation, he practiced at Florissant Animal Hospital in Florissant, Mo., for two years.

Dr. Duce's wife, Edna; two sons; and two daughters survive him.

William E. Jennings

Dr. Jennings (COR '31), 92, San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 26, 2003. Retired, he had taught at Kansas State, Cornell, and Auburn universities; worked as director of meat inspection for the state of New York; and was a World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization consultant in public health to Central and South America.

From 1934-1961, Dr. Jennings served in the Army, including appointments as chief veterinarian in India, China, and Europe, and for the 5th U.S. Army, and director of the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the Army Medical Field Service School in Texas. He attained the rank of colonel. Dr. Jennings was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal.

He served two terms on the AVMA Council on Education. Dr. Jennings received an honorary degree in veterinary medicine from the Free University of Berlin. He was a past president of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and had chaired its examinations committee. The college established the Helwig-Jennings Award in honor of Dr. Jennings' contributions.

In 1961, he received the Outstanding Veterinarian Award from the state of New York. Dr. Jennings was the recipient of the AVMA Public Service Award in 1981. His son survives him.

Javier Olano

Dr. Olano (GA '90), 40, Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 9, 2002. He had co-owned Five Points Animal Clinic in Columbia with his wife, Dr. Nancy Olano (GA '90), since 1995. Prior to that, Dr. Olano practiced in Camden, S.C. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and three sons. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.

Raymond E. Reed

Dr. Reed (WSU '51), 80, Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 23, 2002. Prior to retirement, he was chair of the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. Reed was known for his study of Coccidioides immitis, the cause of valley fever. During his career, he also helped establish and served as the first director of the Registry of Comparative Pathology. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Reed was instrumental in establishing the Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Tucson.

He received the Veterinarian-of-the-Year, Distinguished Service, and Special Merit awards from the Arizona VMA. A World War II veteran, Dr. Reed flew P-38 fighter aircraft in the Aleutian theater. His wife, Verley; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Ray and Verley Reed Pathology Graduate Student Award, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164-7040.

Bernard W. Rosen

Dr. Rosen (COR '40), 87, Cedarhurst, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2002. From 1946 until retirement, he practiced at Crawford Animal Hospital in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Dr. Rosen was a member of the New York State VMS. President of the VMA of New York City in 1965, he was granted distinguished life member status in 1996. A World War II veteran, Dr. Rosen served in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1944-1946. He attained the rank of captain.

Dr. Rosen is survived by his daughter. Memorials may be made to the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, S3005 Schurman Hall, Box 39, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401.

Dennis P. Stuttgen

Dr. Stuttgen (MO '77), 54, Fall Creek, Wis., died Dec. 17, 2002. He owned a mixed practice in Fall Creek for 19 years. Prior to that, Dr. Stuttgen practiced in Cadott and Loyal in Wisconsin. He was a member of the Wisconsin VMA. Dr. Stuttgen's wife, Jayne; a daughter; and two sons survive him.