posted September 1, 2008
AVMA Honor Roll Member
Thomas C. Arand
Dr. Arand (ISU ’83), 51, Round Rock, Texas, died Jan. 19, 2008. He owned a small animal practice in Round Rock. Dr. Arand also served as veterinarian for the Round Rock Police dogs for several years. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Austin Fine Woodworking Society. Dr. Arand’s wife, Kim, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Williamson County Humane Society, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, TX 78641; or Round Rock Animal Control, 615 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78664.
Paul J. Cox
Dr. Cox (MIN ’51), 86, West Saint Paul, Minn., died June 9, 2008. In 1985, he retired as director of environmental health at the Saint Paul Division of Public Health. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cox owned a large animal practice in Owatonna, Minn. He was a veteran of the Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant. Dr. Cox is survived by his wife, Margaret. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104.
Charles H. Coy
Dr. Coy (MSU ’42), 91, Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Jan. 21, 2008. He was professor emeritus and adjunct professor at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Coy owned a mixed practice in Michigan for 25 years. During the 1970s, he served in the Peace Corps as veterinary officer of the Hhohho District in Swaziland, Africa.
Dr. Coy was a past president of the Michigan VMA and the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine. In 1988, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to Assuit University in Egypt.
Thomas J. Eganhouse
Dr. Eganhouse (ISU ’65), 71, Naperville, Ill., died April 26, 2008. He owned The Animal Hospital in Naperville since 1966. Dr. Eganhouse was a veteran of the Army and a past president of the Naperville Rotary Club. His wife, Betty; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Spina Bifida Association, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 403, Chicago, IL 60631.
Timothy R. Gwilliam
Dr. Gwilliam (WSU ’89), 46, Jackson, Wyo., died Jan. 26, 2008. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Jackson Hole Veterinary Clinic in Jackson. Dr. Gwilliam is survived by his wife, Catherine, and seven daughters.
Samuel E. Hancock
Dr. Hancock (ISU ’44), 87, Champaign, Ill., died Jan. 29, 2008. He practiced in Hannibal, Mo., for 56 years. Dr. Hancock retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1973 from the Army Reserve. His wife, Gail; a son; and a daughter survive him.
J. Blair Harff
Dr. Harff (COR ’88), 46, Watertown, N.Y., died April 20, 2008. He co-owned The Animal Doctors Veterinary Clinic in Watertown with his wife, Dr. Kristina Harff (COR ’88), since 1998. Earlier in his career, Dr. Harff was associated with Watertown Animal Hospital. He is survived by his wife; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Blair Harff Memorial Fund, c/o Watertown Hockey Association, P.O. Box 371, Watertown, NY 13601.
Louis F. Jennings
Dr. Jennings (MSU ’42), 88, West Melbourne, Fla., died June 8, 2008. From 1963 until retirement in 1980, he worked for the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at Plum Island Animal Disease Center. During that time, Dr. Jennings supervised large animal holding facilities, was involved with the breeding of laboratory animals and production of tissue-cultured cells and serums, and developed systems essential to the biological safety program. Earlier in his career, he owned a large animal practice in Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Dr. Jennings was a member of the United States Animal Health Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, attaining the rank of colonel. Dr. Jennings is survived by his wife, Gloria; a son; and a daughter.
Dr. Lock (WSU ’71), 68, Bethesda, Md., died July 22, 2008. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, he worked for the National Institutes of Health from 1976 until retirement in 2005. Dr. Lock began his career with the NIH as director of the animal disease investigation service and senior veterinary pathologist and consultant. From 1986-1990, he served as chief of the laboratory of comparative pathology at the National Center for Research Resources.
Dr. Lock then worked a year as director of the NCRR’s laboratory animal sciences program. From 1991 onward, he served as health scientist administrator at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Center for Research for Mothers and Children.
Dr. Lock was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, American Society of Parasitologists, and American Association of Molecular Pathology. He was also a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Commissioned Officer’s Association, and Military Officers Association of America.
In 1987, Dr. Lock received a Public Health Service commendation medal for his service in animal disease diagnosis and training of NIH pathologists. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was in the Army Reserve from 1964-1968. Dr. Lock served with the U.S. Public Health Service from 1976-2005, attaining the rank of captain. His wife, Katherine; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Allan Lock Memorial Fund, Jeffrey Modell Foundation, 747 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017.
Paul W. Padget
Dr. Padget (COR ’50), 86, Tully, N.Y., died April 13, 2008. Prior to retirement, he was Onondaga County (New York) veterinarian, also practicing large animal medicine throughout the county. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Padget served with the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. Active in civic life, he was a member and past president of the Tully School Board and helped expand Tully Central School. Dr. Padget is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to Tully Free Library Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 250, Tully, NY 13159; or Student Scholarship Fund, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Raul A. Ruvalcaba
Dr. Ruvalcaba (ECE ’80), 54, Los Fresnos, Texas, died Jan. 26, 2008. He practiced at Boca Chica Animal Hospital in Brownsville, Texas.
James N. Shively
Dr. Shively (KSU ’46), 83, Green Valley, Ariz., died July 7, 2008. He was professor emeritus at the University of Arizona. During his career, Dr. Shively also taught veterinary pathology at Cornell University and worked for the U.S. Public Health Service. He was a veteran of the Army Veterinary Corps.
In 1966, Dr. Shively was presented a commendation medal from the USPHS for his efforts in the development of the USPHS-Colorado State University Collaborative Radiological Health Animal Research Laboratory. His wife, Ann, and three children survive him.
Philip E. Smith
Dr. Smith (ISU ’43), 88, Fayetteville, Ark., died July 6, 2008. Prior to retirement, he was a field research and development specialist with The Dow Chemical Company. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Smith attained the rank of major. He received the Bronze Star, and his unit received a Presidential Unit Citation. Dr. Smith was a member of the Kiwanis Club. During retirement, he raised and trained Tennessee Walking Horses. Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 6 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR 72701; or Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Debra S. Upham
Dr. Upham (MO ’98), 40, Columbia, Mo., died May 18, 2008. She practiced small animal medicine at Boonslick Animal Hospital in Boonville, Mo., for the past 10 years. Dr. Upham was president of the West Central Missouri VMA. Her husband, Andrew; a son; and a daughter survive her. Memorials may be made to Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, 1390 Boone Industrial Drive, Suite 150, Columbia, MO 65202.