Posted Oct. 1, 2007
AVMA Honor Roll Member
Brian E. Albers
Dr. Albers (IL ’69), 64, Tacoma, Wash., died July 13, 2007. He owned The Pet Doctor, a practice in Lakewood, Wash. Dr. Albers was a past president of the Washington State VMA and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. He was also a founding member of the Veterinary Leadership Group, focusing on effective practice management.
Dr. Albers is survived by his wife, Sarah; a son; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133; or Merle Palmer Minority Scholarship, P.O. Box 7119, Tacoma, WA 98417.
James E. Edwards
Dr. Edwards (OSU ’65), 69, Worthington, Ohio, died July 16, 2007. In 1968, he founded Linworth Animal Hospital in Worthington. During his career, Dr. Edwards also helped design more than 60 veterinary hospitals across the country. A past president of what was known as the Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service, he was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Ohio VMA, and Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and was active with the Capital Area Humane Society.
In 1991, Dr. Edwards received an Annual Recognition Award from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society for his service in the designing and building of the Columbus Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Active in civic life, he served on the Worthington Architectural Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Municipal Planning Commission. Dr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Diane, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.
Arlen F. Kantor
Dr. Kantor (CAL ’55), 77, Del Mar, Calif., died Feb. 23, 2007. He owned Clairemont Animal Hospital in San Diego for more than 30 years. Dr. Kantor’s wife, Ginger; two daughters; three stepdaughters; and two stepsons survive him. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association-San Diego/Imperial Chapter, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92123; or Hospice by the Sea, 312 South Cedros, Suite 250, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Robert L. Kinser
Dr. Kinser (IL ’61), 76, Carlinville, Ill., died July 5, 2007. He had practiced in Carlinville since 1963. Dr. Kinser was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and Society for Theriogenology and a past board member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. Dr. Kinser’s son and daughter survive him.
Lynne M. Maletz
Dr. Maletz (UP ’81), 51, Upper Salford, Pa., died June 7, 2007. She was the founder of Schwenksville Veterinary Medical Arts, a mixed animal practice in Schwenksville, Pa. Early in her career, Dr. Maletz practiced in Lansdale, Pa. Memorials toward a minority veterinary scholarship fund may be made to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
John V. Sibolae
Dr. Sibole (WSU ’62), 72, Lodi, Calif., died May 30, 2007. He owned Mokelumne Veterinary Hospital in Lodi from 1975 until retirement in 2005. Following graduation, Dr. Sibole practiced large animal medicine in Enumclaw, Wash. He then worked for the Department of Agriculture in Yerington, Nev., and Stockton, Calif. Dr. Sibole resumed private practice in Lodi in 1969. He was an Army veteran. Dr. Sibole’s wife, Biruta; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95617.
John C. Wise
Dr. Wise (OSU ’51), 82, Amsterdam, Ohio, died July 5, 2007. Prior to retirement, he owned Wintersville Veterinary Hospital in Wintersville, Ohio. Dr. Wise is survived by two sons.