July 15, 2007



Posted July 1, 2007


The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine recently named three 2007 Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni for their contributions to animal welfare, the profession, and their communities.

Dr. Annelda Baetz (AUB '47) practiced from 1948-1986 in San Antonio, Texas, and is a charter member of three animal control associations, including the National Animal Control Association. In 1978, she served as a consultant on dog control for the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Wayne Roberts (AUB '67) opened Westgate Veterinary Hospital in Enterprise, Ala., in 1969. He operated a mixed practice until 1984, when he began concentrating on companion animals. He sold the practice in 2003 but continues to work part time. He is a past president of the Southeast Alabama VMA and Alabama VMA.

Dr. Clyde Taylor (AUB '60) was one of the 17 founding faculty members at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He also worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in private practice, and as a poultry consultant. He served 20 years in the Air National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.