June 15, 2008



Posted June 1, 2008 


AVMA Honor Roll Member
AVMA Member

William F. Bozeman
Dr. Bozeman (AUB ’50), 89, Adel, Ga., died Feb. 26, 2008. Prior to retirement, he owned Adel Animal Hospital. Dr. Bozeman was a past member of the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine and past president of the Georgia and South Georgia VMAs. In 1989, he was named Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Bozeman was former mayor of Adel and past chair of the Cook County, Georgia, Board of Health. He served in the Marines and Air Force during World War II. Dr. Bozeman is survived by a son and a daughter. 

Mark A. Bronstein
Dr. Bronstein (UP ’73), 59, Ardmore, Pa., died Oct. 16, 2007. He owned Ivens Veterinary Hospital in Ardmore. Early in his career, Dr. Bronstein practiced in New Jersey and at Devon Animal Hospital in Devon, Pa. His wife, Nina; two daughters; and a son survive him. 

Gerald E. Chapman
Dr. Chapman (ISU ’44), 87, Farley, Iowa, died Feb. 26, 2008. Retired since 1993, he was a co-founder of Tri-Vets Associates Inc., with offices in Iowa at Farley, Dyersville, and Holy Cross. Early in his career, Dr. Chapman practiced in Cascade, Iowa. He was a life member of the Iowa VMA. Dr. Chapman served as a captain in the Army. His wife, Carmen; eight daughters; and two sons survive him. 


Lyle E. Hanson


Dr. Hanson (MSU ’50), 87, Indianapolis, died Dec. 19, 2007. He was professor emeritus at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine since 1985. Dr. Hanson joined the veterinary faculty following graduation. He served as head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene from 1967-1979 and was associate dean for   veterinary research and graduate training from 1979-1985.  

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Dr. Hanson was known for his expertise on leptospirosis and viral diseases of poultry. His research on Leptospira hardjo and L bratislava contributed to the incorporation of these two serovars in available bacterins. Dr. Hanson served as a consultant on leptospirosis for the Pan American Health Organization in Jamaica and for the Army Medical Corps.  He was a life member of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases and a member of the American Leptospirosis Research Conference. Dr. Hanson was also a member of the Illinois State VMA, United States Animal Health Association, American Association of Avian Pathologists, and American Society for Microbiology.  

In 1996, the CRWAD was dedicated to him. Dr. Hanson received a Special Service Award from the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. In 1999, he was the recipient of a Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Hanson served in the Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  

His two sons and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Northland College Scholarship Fund, 1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland, WI 54806.

Ronald A. Meeks
Dr. Meeks (AUB ’56), 77, Cincinnati, died March 25, 2008. A past president of the Cincinnati VMA, he owned a practice in Springdale, Ohio, from 1959 until retirement in 1999. Prior to that, Dr. Meeks served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. He was a member of the board of directors of the City Gospel Mission, Citizens for Community Values, Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association, and Glendale Heritage Preservation Group.
Dr. Meeks’ wife, Tina; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249; or Citizens for Community Values, 11175 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241. 

Tammy Pendergrass
Dr. Pendergrass (AUB ’93), 38, Marietta, Ga., died Oct. 28, 2007. During her career, she practiced at several Atlanta area clinics, most recently at Sweet Apple Animal Hospital in Roswell. Dr. Pendergrass was a member of the Georgia VMA. 

Andrew C. Wilkinson
Dr. Wilkinson (TEX ’87), 51, Fort Worth, Texas, died Oct. 30, 2007. He was director of the animal resources unit at Alcon Laboratories in Fort Worth since 2003. Following graduation, Dr. Wilkinson practiced in San Antonio. From 1991-2001, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Wilkinson then joined Alcon as manager of veterinary services in the animal resources unit. A diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, he received its Foster Award in 1999. Memorials in Dr. Wilkinson’s name may be made to the ACLAM Foundation, c/o Dr. Martin Morin, 118 Andrew Court, Centreville, MD 21617.