September 15, 2008



Posted Sept. 1, 2008


The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association recently honored two veterinarians posthumously with the 2008 Alumni Recognition Award.

Dr. Arnold S. "Rosy" Rosenwald (KSU '36), who died Jan. 23, was an emeritus extension poultry pathologist at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Rosenwald served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II. He joined the Un iversity of California in 1946 as its first extension poultry veterinarian. He was a past president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists and the American Association of Extension Veterinarians.

Colonel Cliff L. Walker (KSU '82), who died May 28, 2007, was commander of the Army Veterinary Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In 1972, he started active duty with the Air Force. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1976, earned his veterinary degree in 1982, and entered the Army Veterinary Corps in 1988. He also became a diplomate of the American College of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

The University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine recognized three veterinary alumni with the Alumni Achievement Award during the 2008 commencement ceremony.

Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro (CAL '71), who has directed the UC-Davis Center for Equine Health since 1998, received the honor for leadership and dedication to the advancement of equine health and welfare. Dr. Ferraro was an equine practitioner in Southern California from 1971-1997 and a faculty member in the veterinary school's Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences from 1979-1996.

Dr. John E. Madigan (CAL '75), a professor in the veterinary school's Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, received an alumni award for contributions to equine medicine, neonatal care, and animal welfare and rescue. Dr. Madigan has been the driving force behind the UC-Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Randall H. Scagliotti (CAL '73), co-medical director and ophthalmologist at Eye Care for Animals Inc., received recognition for leadership in specialty practice and mentoring in the field of veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Scagliotti was an associate clinical professor in the veterinary school's surgery department for more than 30 years. He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.


The Association for Veterinary Family Practice inaugurated officers June 26 during the Pacific Veterinary Conference in San Francisco. The new AVFP officials are Drs. Alan W. Schwartz (IL '81), Moorpark, Calif., president; Jennifer S. Clay (CAL '03), Memphis, Tenn., secretary-treasurer; and Richard P. Timmins (CAL '77), Davis, Calif., immediate past president. The AVFP debuted in July 2006 with the mission of advancing primary veterinary care.