August 15, 2008



Posted Aug, 1, 2008
AVMA Honor Roll Member
AVMA Member

Jean E. Arnold
Dr. Arnold (COL ’87), 55, Littleton, Colo., died Dec. 28, 2007. A small animal practitioner, she owned Healing Hands Mobile Veterinary Services, focusing on acupuncture, homeopathy, homotoxicology, therapeutic diets, and herbology. Dr. Arnold was a member of the Colorado VMA. Memorials in her name toward health studies in alternative medicine may be made to the Morris Animal Foundation, 10200 E. Girard Ave., Suite B430, Denver, CO 80231.

Ollie M. Dodgen
Dr. Dodgen (GA ’50), 88, Marietta, Ga., died Dec. 17, 2007. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as technical supervisor, inspector-in-charge, and assistant chief of the inspection branch of the poultry division. Early in his career, Dr. Dodgen practiced near Calhoun, Ga. He was a member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists and a veteran of World War II.

Clarke L. Holloway
Dr. Holloway (AUB ’49), 81, Auburn, Ala., died March 11, 2008. He was professor emeritus and past chair of what is now known as the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Holloway practiced in Mobile, Ala., for 10 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dr. Holloway’s wife, Peggy; a daughter; and two sons survive him.

Duane L. Kosht
Dr. Kosht (MSU ’43), 87, Grand Rapids, Mich., died Dec. 24, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1991, he owned a practice in Grand Rapids for more than 40 years. Early in his career, Dr. Kosht practiced in Cleveland. He also served as a senior associate in animal medicine from 1954-1990 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and was a founding member of its Animal Care and Use Committee. A past president of the Michigan and Western Michigan VMAs, Dr. Kosht was a member of the MVMA Ethics Committee. He was also past chair of the Michigan Animal Health Foundation and helped establish the West Michigan Academy of Small Animal Practice.

In 1964, Dr. Kosht received the MVMA Service Award. He was the recipient of the Michigan State University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1986. In 1997, Dr. Kosht was honored with the MVMA Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. He served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II. Dr. Kosht is survived by his wife, Garnet, and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Michigan VMA, 2144 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

Leicester L. Landon
Dr. Landon (GA ’51), 86, Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 30, 2007. From 1952 until retirement in 2001, he owned Covington Veterinary Hospital in Covington, La. Earlier in his career, Dr. Landon served on the veterinary faculty of the University of Georgia. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant. Dr. Landon’s wife, Joyce; two sons; and a daughter survive him.

Howard D. Levine
Dr. Levine (PUR ’80), 56, South Woodstock, Conn., died Feb. 14, 2008. He was a 23-year member of the veterinary faculty at Tufts University, serving as head of the Tufts Ambulatory Service and associate chair of the Department of Environmental and Population Health. A diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, Dr. Levine also served as course director for theriogenology and theriogenology laboratories and as faculty adviser to the Tufts Student Livestock Club. Early in his career, he practiced in Maine and Vermont.

Dr. Levine was a founding member of the Northeast Dairy Production Medicine Symposium and active in the Swiss Valley Farm Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island, where he performed bovine embryo collection to cryopreserve germplasm from endangered breeds. He trained food animal veterinarians in Armenia, Indonesia, and Nicaragua through Heifer Project International and created CDs and videos on bovine restraint and medical procedures.

In 1999, Dr. Levine received the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award. He is survived by his wife, Jo Gehrett; a daughter; and a son. Memorials may be made to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536.

Edwin W. Lindquist Jr.
Dr. Lindquist (ISU ’59), 73, Spring Valley, Calif., died Dec. 27, 2007. During his career, he served as a senior investigator for the California Department of Health Services. Dr. Lindquist was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Dr. Lindquist’s wife, Anna, and a son survive him.

D. Scott McKinley
Dr. McKinley (ISU ’70), 61, Janesville, Wis., died April 12, 2008. Prior to retirement in 2006, he owned Milton Veterinary Clinic in Milton, Wis., and practiced mixed animal medicine throughout southern Wisconsin. Dr. McKinley was a past president of the Wisconsin Equine Veterinary Association and the Milton Wisconsin Library Board. His wife, Nora; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials (with the memo notated to the D.S. McKinley Memorial Fund) may be made to the University of Chicago—Office of Medical Development, Attn: Stephanie Dahl, 1170 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

Duane N. Rice
Dr. Rice (COL ’54), 80, Broken Bow, Neb., died April 20, 2008. From 1979 until retirement in 1996, he served as extension veterinarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Early in his career, Dr. Rice co-owned Grassland Hospital in Broken Bow, focusing on the issues of fertility, hernia, and broken limbs in bulls. He was a past president of the Nebraska VMA and past member of the board of directors of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Dr. Rice served on the Nebraska Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery for six years and as a member of the board of directors of the National Mastitis Council from 1991-1994.

In 1991, he was honored by the American Association of Extension Veterinarians as Veterinarian of the Year, for upgrading the Veterinary Science 4-H manuals and slide sets used internationally. Dr. Rice received the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Nebraska VMA in 1995. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Active in civic life, Dr. Rice was a member of the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Broken Bow Booster Club. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters; and two sons. One son, Dr. Russell Rice (KSU ’86), is a veterinarian in Broken Bow. Memorials may be made to the Custer Company Foundation, 402 S. 9th, Broken Bow, NE 68822; Alzheimer’s Association, 5601 S. 27th, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68521; or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 620 N. 10th, Broken Bow, NE 68822.

Charles V. Steiner Jr.
Dr. Steiner (GA ’78), 60, Indialantic, Fla., died Jan. 9, 2008. He co-established Wickham Road Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Fla., with his wife, Dr. Janet M. Steiner (GA ’79), in 1980. Dr. Steiner authored the textbook “Caged Bird Medicine.”  A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served as a 1st lieutenant in the 4th Infantry Division, receiving the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.  Dr. Steiner is survived by his wife; a daughter; and three sons. Memorials toward a group home for people with disabilities may be made to Gillespie Services Inc., P.O. Box 411659, Melbourne, FL 32941.

Frederick D. Wertman Jr.
Dr. Wertman (ISU ’40), 91, Johnston, Iowa, died May 19, 2008. From 1960 until retirement in 1984, he served as executive director of the Iowa VMA. Prior to that, Dr. Wertman was in mixed practice in Carlisle, Iowa, for 20 years. During his career, he also served eight years as executive secretary and treasurer of what is now known as the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. 

Dr. Wertman served as Iowa’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1965-1984. He chaired the AVMA Committee on Scientific Program from 1975-1979, and was a trustee of the Professional Liability Insurance Trust for 14 years and its secretary for eight years. He was a member of the United States Animal Health Association, Livestock Conservation Institute, Iowa and American societies of veterinary medical association executives, Iowa Health Council, and Iowa Public Health Association.

Dr. Wertman served several years on the advisory committee to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, and on the advisory committee to the Iowa agriculture secretary. He was a past president of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Iowa Health Board.

In 1977, Dr. Wertman received the IVMA President’s Award and the Stange Award from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. He was the recipient of the AVMA Award in 1979. Active in civic life, Dr. Wertman was a past president of the Carlisle School Board and Lions Club. His wife, Josephine; a son; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA 50309; ISU Veterinary Scholarship Fund, College of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 3020, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011; or Iowa Health Home Care Hospice, 11333 Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322.