August 01, 2007



Posted July 15, 2007

AVMA Honor Roll Member
AVMA Member

Wesson D. Bolton
Dr. Bolton (MSU ’44), 84, South Burlington, Vt., died March 28, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1986, he was a professor of animal science at the University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bolton owned a large animal practice in Cabot, Vt. His wife, Barbara, and four sons survive him. Memorials may be made to The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.

Hugh P. Callaway
Dr. Callaway (KSU ’42), 88, Waverly, Mo., died March 29, 2007. He was the founder of Waverly Veterinary Clinic and practiced there for 46 years. During his career, Dr. Callaway also served as veterinarian-in-charge at the Carrollton Livestock Auction in Carrollton, Mo., for more than seven years. He was a member of the Missouri VMA and served as secretary of the Central Missouri VMA for several years. A World War II veteran of the Army Veterinary Corps, Dr. Callaway attained the rank of captain. He was a charter member of the Waverly American Legion.

Dr. Callaway’s wife, Lucille, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Veterinary Class of 1942, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

James L. Doler
Dr. Doler (AUB ’63), 79, Bartlett, Tenn., died Dec. 2, 2006. Prior to retirement, he owned Parkway Village Animal Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for 33 years. Dr. Doler served 18 months with the Army of Occupation in Japan. His wife, Ruth, and two daughters survive him. Memorials toward educational scholarships may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Ivan C. Frederickson
Dr. Frederickson (ISU ’39), 91, Tequesta, Fla., died Feb. 14, 2007. Retired since 1990, he was the co-founder of Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. In 1975, Dr. Frederickson was a recipient of the Florida VMA Gold Star Award. He is survived by a son and three daughters. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Albert Goodman
Dr. Goodman (WSU ’39), 93, Altamonte Springs, Fla., died May 15, 2007. He was the founder of La Brea Veterinary Hospital in Hollywood, Calif. Dr. Goodman is survived by his wife, Edna. Memorials may be made to the Thirty Niners of the Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

Patrick L. Hubert
Dr. Hubert (TEX ’52), 79, Kingsville, Texas, died Dec. 2, 2006. He owned Hubert Veterinary Hospital in Kingsville, and farmed and ranched in Texas’ Kleburg County. Dr. Hubert was a member of the Texas VMA. Early in his career, he taught at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for four years. Dr. Hubert pitched for the Aggie baseball team from 1949-1951 and was inducted in the Texas A&M Athletic Department Hall of Fame in 1980.

His wife, Goldia; five daughters; and four sons survive him. Three survivors are veterinarians—Dr. Hubert’s son, Dr. Francis A. Hubert (TEX ’88), of Corpus Christi, Texas; his brother, Dr. Thomas F. Hubert (TEX ’58), of Alice, Texas; and his daughter-in-law, Dr. Amy H. Hubert (TEX ’00), of Kingsville, Texas. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation Church of Vattman, Riviera, TX 78379; or John Paul II Catholic High School, 3036 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78415.

Carlos B.J. Pijoan
Dr. Pijoan (MEX ’69), 61, Shoreview, Minn., died Jan. 9, 2007. He was a professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pijoan was also the founder and director of the university’s Swine Disease Eradication Center. He was known for his work on swine respiratory disease and the influence of swine production systems on the dynamics of microorganisms such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.

Dr. Pijoan received several honors, including the 2002 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. He is survived by his wife, Montse; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials toward an endowed fellowship in his name may be made to the Swine Disease Eradication Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, VMC #450, 1365 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.

Claude H. Richey
Dr. Richey (TEX ’45), 83, Austin, Texas, died May 9, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1991, he practiced small animal medicine in Austin for 32 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Richey practiced large animal medicine in Georgetown, Texas. He served in the Army from 1950-1957, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Richey’s wife, Mary Jane; three sons; and a daughter survive him. His cousin, Dr. James R. Saunders (TEX ’41), is a veterinarian in San Antonio. Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Hugh S. Starr
Dr. Starr (OSU ’43), 89, Columbus, Ohio, died May 14, 2007. He retired in 1986 as a veterinary consultant with Fort Dodge Animal Health in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Earlier in his career, Dr. Starr owned a practice in Wilmington, Ohio, for 25 years. A past president of the Southern Ohio VMA and the Clinton County Academy of Veterinary Medicine, he was a member of the Ohio and Iowa VMAs. Dr. Starr served in the Army during World War II. His son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221.

Milton L. Tate
Dr. Tate (MID ’44), 85, Kennett, Mo., died Dec. 3, 2006. He owned Kennett Animal Hospital. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tate practiced in Malden, Mo. A lifetime member of the Missouri VMA, he was recognized by the association in 2006 as the oldest practicing veterinarian in the state. Dr. Tate served two terms on the Kennett City Council and was a member of the Kennett City Light, Gas, and Water board of directors.

His wife, Natalie, and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Kennett Animal Shelter, c/o Brenda Privett, City Clerk, 200 Cedar St., Kennett, MO 63857; or Boston Latin School, Attn: Head Master Cornelia Kelley, 78 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115.

Charles B. Thayer
Dr. Thayer (KSU ’47), 84, Iowa City, Iowa, died May 11, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1986, he worked for the Department of Defense in the Republic of Panama. From 1957-1979, Dr. Thayer served as director of the laboratory animal care facility at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Early in his career, he practiced in Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey; worked for Fort Dodge Laboratories in Oklahoma; and owned a practice in Iowa City. Dr. Thayer served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines.

He was a life member of the Iowa VMA and a past president of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners and the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. Dr. Thayer’s wife, Dee; two sons; two daughters; and two stepchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240.

Steven J. Wickler
Dr. Wickler (CAL ’86), 55, Pomona, Calif., died May 26, 2007. He was university veterinarian and director of laboratory animal facilities and equine research at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona for 20 years. Dr. Wickler was named 1991-1992 Outstanding Advisor and 1999-2000 Teacher in the College of Agriculture. He also received California State University’s Wang Family Award in Teaching Excellence in 2000 and the Department of Agriculture’s Western Region Award for Excellence in Higher Education Programs.

Dr. Wickler’s wife, Nicole; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Steven J. Wickler Scholarship Fund, Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Science, 3801 W. Temple Ave., CA 91768.  

Memorial contributions to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are gratefully accepted. When making such contributions, please indicate the name and address of the individual who should receive notification of your donation. Contact: AVMF, Department 20-1122, P.O. Box 5940, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5940