January 15, 2007



Posted Jan. 1, 2007
AVMA Honor Roll Member
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Philip R. Carter
Dr. Carter (KSU ’26), 102, Raleigh, N.C., died July 14, 2006. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he retired as a colonel from the Army in 1959. Following graduation, Dr. Carter worked as a public health veterinarian with the Minnesota State Health Department for 14 years. From 1940-1946, he served with the Army Veterinary Corps in Newfoundland and Europe. Dr. Carter was then commissioned into the Army.

His son survives him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Philip R. Carter Discretionary Fund or the Garnet E. Carter Discretionary Fund, Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Irwin J. Collinge
Dr. Collinge (KSU ’51), 80, Emporia, Kan., died Nov. 2, 2006. Retired since 1990, he practiced at the Emporia Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Collinge was a past president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. During retirement, he served on the board of directors of Heifer International. Dr. Collinge’s wife, Lola; a son; and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Heifer International, c/o Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 808 W. 12th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801.
Earl O. Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson (COL ’54), 78, Pickrell, Neb., died Oct. 16, 2006. He was professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Early in his career, Dr. Dickinson served on the veterinary faculties of Washington State and Oregon State universities.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, he was also a life member of the Nebraska VMA and a member of the International Academy of Pathology. Dr. Dickinson received Washington State University’s Distinguished Teacher Award, the NVMA Merit Award, and the American Livestock Association’s Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service. His wife, Marjorie; a daughter; and two sons survive him. Memorials toward the Dr. Earl O. Dickinson Award for Outstanding Veterinary Students may be made to the University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Bernard Goldsmith
Dr. Goldsmith (MSU ’42), 90, Camarillo, Calif., died Aug. 25, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1979, he owned Seven Locks Animal Hospital, a practice he established in Potomac, Md., in 1970.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Goldsmith was a partner at the Berliner Animal Hospital in Washington, D.C., for 25 years. He was a charter member and past president of the D.C. Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goldsmith served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II in the China-Burma-India theater, attaining the rank of captain. His wife, Gertrude; a daughter; and a son survive him.
Norman E. Gray
Dr. Gray (KSU ’56), 74, Morrilton, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2006. He practiced in Morrilton for more than 40 years. A past president of the Arkansas VMA, Dr. Gray was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1990. He served in the Army as a captain at Fort Stewart, Ga. Dr. Gray was a member of the Conway County Fair Board for 11 years. His wife, Mary, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Chestnut St., Morrilton, AR 72110.
John C. Hays
Dr. Hays (TEX ’43), 86, Graham, Texas, died July 19, 2006. He owned Hays Animal Hospital in Graham for 60 years. From 1949-1952, Dr. Hays served as a captain in the Army. His two sons and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Graham Animal Shelter, 120 Craig St., Graham, TX 76450; or Indian Mound Cemetery, Route 1 Box 280, Graham, TX 76450.
John B. Healy
Dr. Healy (KSU ’44), 84, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1981, he worked for the Department of Agriculture for 34 years, including service as federal veterinarian in charge of the state of Florida. Dr. Healy also oversaw animal and plant health inspection programs in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories in the Pacific. Early in his career, he practiced large animal medicine in Iowa.

Dr. Healy’s wife, Clorinda; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Hospices of the Treasure Coast, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Gale L. Jagels
Dr. Jagels (CAL ’91), 50, Vacaville, Calif., died Sept. 21, 2006. He practiced at Redwood Veterinary Hospital in Vallejo, Calif., for the past 13 years. Dr. Jagels is survived by his wife, Linda.
Robert V. Manning
Dr. Manning (COR ’55), 82, Webster, N.Y., died Oct. 15, 2006. From 1974 until retirement in 1987, he owned Webster Veterinary Clinic. Earlier in his career, Dr. Manning was in mixed practice in Palmyra, N.Y., for 17 years.

He was a 15-year member and past chairman of the New York State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. A past president of the New York State VMS, Dr. Manning chaired its centennial committee from 1983-1990. He was a member of the Cornell University Joint Committee Alumni and Faculty Fund and the College Development Advisory Committee.

Dr. Manning received several honors, including the NYSVMS Veterinarian of the Year and Distinguished Life Service awards, and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Daniel Elmer Salmon Award. He was charter president of the Palmyra Lions Club. Dr. Manning is survived by his wife, Carroll; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Box 39, Ithaca, NY 14853.
Revel F. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt (TOR ’80), 52, Perkasie, Pa., died July 12, 2006. He owned Dublin Veterinary Clinic in Perkasie since 1992. During his career, Dr. Schmidt also served as chief state veterinarian for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 15 years. His wife, Laurie; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Bucks County SPCA, Street Road, Lahaska, PA 18931. 
George E. Schoel
Dr. Schoel (ISU ’51), 83, Bella Vista, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2006. Prior to retirement, he served as the first director of Iowa’s department of animal welfare. Earlier, Dr. Schoel owned a practice in State Center, Iowa, for 30 years. During his career, he also served as a partner at Diamonds Lab. Inc. and Diamonds Lab. Company, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Schoel was a member of the Iowa VMA. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Dr. Schoel is survived by his son and daughter. Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Hospice, 34 W. Colt Square, Suite #1, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Melvin E. Seeliger
Dr. Seeliger (MSU ’57), 82, Park Falls, Wis., died May 29, 2006. He practiced in Wisconsin at Park Falls, Princeton, and Juneau. Dr. Seeliger was an Army veteran of World War II. His two sons and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.
Joseph C. Shaffer
Dr. Shaffer (COR ’45), 90, Chevy Chase, Md., died May 16, 2006. 
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