posted May 16, 2009
AVMA Honor Roll Member
Warren J. Dedrick
Dr. Dedrick (KSU ’41), 90, Jamul, Calif., died April 17, 2009. From 1948 until retirement in 1988, he owned a practice in El Cajon, Calif. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dedrick worked in Manhattan, Kan. He was an Army Veterinary Corps veteran of World War II. Dr. Dedrick’s wife, Vivian; two sons; and two daughters survive him. One daughter, Dr. Patricia Dedrick (CAL ’85), is a veterinarian in Santa Ynez, Calif.
James R. Downing
Dr. Downing (LSU ’84), 50, Hammond, La., died March 31, 2009. He owned Downing Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., for 20 years. Dr. Downing was a member of Ducks Unlimited. His wife, Mary; three daughters; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, 6357 Quinn Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817; or First Baptist Church, 325 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454.
Calvin D. Glenn
Dr. Glenn (KSU ’60), 78, Lubbock, Texas, died Feb. 16, 2009. Prior to retirement in 1998, he worked for the Department of Agriculture, first in Louisville, Ky., and, later, in Lubbock. Earlier in his career, Dr. Glenn owned a mixed animal practice in Aberdeen, S.D. He was a past president of the South Dakota VMA. Dr. Glenn’s wife, Charlene; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Foundation, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Robert A. McDonald
Dr. McDonald (WSU ’65), 85, Turlock, Calif., died March 13, 2009. Prior to retirement, he owned Crows Landing Road Veterinary Clinic in Modesto, Calif. Following graduation, Dr. McDonald practiced in Puyallup, Wash., for a year. He then moved to California, where he worked for the state in the Poultry Pathology Laboratory in Turlock. During his career, Dr. McDonald also served as a federal meat inspector and taught at the Modesto Junior College and San Joaquin Delta College. In retirement, he served with the Stanislaus County Animal Control for several years. Dr. McDonald was a member of the Stanislaus Farm Bureau.
His wife, Mary; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the UC Regents, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
Charles L. Page
Dr. Page (KSU ’52), 82, Plano, Texas, died March 16, 2009. He retired as a professor of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2000. In 1999, Dr. Page received a teaching award from the veterinary college. Earlier in his career, he owned a large animal practice in Odebolt, Iowa.
Dr. Page was a Navy veteran of World War II. Active in civic life, he was a past mayor of Odebolt. His wife, Marilyn; a daughter; and four sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Texas A&M Foundation, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Office of the Dean, 4461 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 (memo line on checks notated to the Dr. Charles Page Memorial Fund); or Community Hospice of Texas, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Charles F. Reid
Dr. Reid (COR ’56), 75, Unionville, Pa., died Feb. 12, 2009. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, he was professor emeritus of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center. Dr. Reid was known for his expertise in equine radiology and his clinical approach to equine radiographic interpretation. During his 35-year tenure at Penn, he chaired the Section of Radiology and the Department of Clinical Studies. A former member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Dr. Reid held consulting sessions at the association’s yearly conferences in the ’70s and ’80s.
He is survived by two sons. Memorials toward the Charles F. Reid Scholarship Fund, with checks made out to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, may be sent to the Development Office, New Bolton Center, 382 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
William D. Roberts
Dr. Roberts (TEX ’38), 94, Wichita Falls, Texas, died March 6, 2009. Prior to retirement in 1989, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Wichita Falls. Dr. Roberts was a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Texas VMA. He served on the AVMA Council on Education from 1963-1973. Dr. Roberts helped organize the American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and was past chair of the city/county Board of Health of Wichita Falls. He received several honors, including the 1968 AVMA Practitioner Research Award and the 1985 Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Roberts is survived by two sons and two daughters. One son, Dr. Clifford R. Roberts (TEX ’64), is a veterinarian in San Francisco. Memorials may be made to the Texas A&M Foundation, W. Dan Roberts, DVM, ’38 Endowed Scholarship, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Office of the Dean, 4461 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843.
Hugh A. Rogers
Dr. Rogers (KSU ’85), 50, Whitefish, Mont., died April 1, 2009. He owned Alpine Animal Hospital in Whitefish since 1997. Earlier in his career, Dr. Rogers practiced in Jackson, Wyo., and Driggs, Idaho. He was involved with the Red Cross, Montana Food Bank, Whitefish Community Foundation, Human Therapy on Horseback, and Muttshack Veterinarian Relief Organization. An avid pilot, Dr. Rogers volunteered his services to Angel Flight, a program providing free flights to patients in need. His wife, Roxane, survives him.
Memorials may be made to Kansas State University Pet Tribute, 103 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506; The Humane Society of Northwest Montana, P.O. Box 221, Kalispell, MT 59903; Angel Flight, 3161 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica, CA 90405; Wildlife Return, 200 Stageline Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937; or Montana Food Bank Network Inc., 5625 Expressway, Missoula, MT 59808.
Allen C. Sayers
Dr. Sayers (UP ’57), 85, Burlington, N.J., died Dec. 13, 2008. He practiced in south Jersey for more than 40 years. Dr. Sayers is survived by his wife, Ellen. Memorials may be made to the Mount Holly Lodge #14 F & AM, 15 Garden St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060.
Orville C. Thompson
Dr. Thompson (OSU ’50), 82, Findlay, Ohio, died Dec. 21, 2008. A poultry health consultant, he was president of Orville Thompson & Associates. Following graduation, Dr. Thompson joined Leipsic Veterinary Service in Leipsic, Ohio, where he practiced until 1965. He then began his consulting career in poultry practice. Dr. Thompson was an Air Force veteran of World War II. His wife, Evelyn; four daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Heritage Christian School, 2000 Broad Ave., Findlay, OH 45840.
William L. Yerse
Dr. Yerse (OSU ’61), 73, Millersburg, Ohio, died Dec. 30, 2008. He owned Rustic Ridge Veterinary Center, a mixed animal practice in Millersburg, for 47 years. Dr. Yerse also raised Standardbred horses. He was a member of the Ohio VMA. Dr. Yerse’s wife, Patricia; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Holmes County Humane Society, P.O. Box 442, Millersburg, OH 44654.