March 15, 2011



Posted March 1, 2011

AVMA Honor Roll Member
AVMA Member

Clark K. Bushey

Dr. Bushey (COR '69), 67, St. Albans, Vt., died Dec. 29, 2010. A bovine practitioner, he was a founder of Northwest Veterinary Associates Inc. in St. Albans. Early in his career, Dr. Bushey practiced mixed animal medicine in Fulton, N.Y. He was a longtime member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Dr. Bushey's wife, Jane Bower, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8 Bishop St., St. Albans, VT 05478; Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AK 72203; or Be the Match Foundation, 3001 Broadway St. N.E., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Edwin R. Lindner

Dr. Lindner (ISU '63), 77, Dodgeville, Wis., died Jan. 12, 2011. A large animal practitioner, he was a partner at Dodgeville Veterinary Service prior to retirement in 1997. Dr. Lindner was a past president of the Society for Theriogenology and Wisconsin VMA. In 1986, he was named Veterinarian of the Year. During retirement, Dr. Lindner served on the Exotic Newcastle Disease Task Force, helped train veterinarians in Bulgaria on the recognition and control of avian influenza, and tested cattle for Johne's disease in the community and fish for disease at several fish hatcheries. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and three daughters. Memorials may be made to Upland Hills Hospice, 800 Compassion Way, P.O. Box 800, Dodgeville, WI 53533.

Arlye M. McDermid

Dr. McDermid (ISU '38), 96, Peoria, Ariz., died Dec. 10, 2010. From 1949 until retirement in 1978, he owned Middleton Veterinary Hospital in Middleton, Wis., where he practiced mixed animal medicine until 1960 and later focused on small animal medicine. Dr. McDermid was also the veterinarian for Henry Vilas Park Zoo in Madison, Wis., for 34 years, serving on the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society board of directors for 49 years. Early in his career, he worked as Wisconsin state veterinary pathologist, and during World War II, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps and Air Force, retiring with the rank of major from the Air Force.

Dr. McDermid was a past president of the Wisconsin and Dane County VMAs. Active in civic life, he was also past president of the Middleton Village Council and served as the first mayor of Middleton when it became a city in 1963. Dr. McDermid was a life member of the Middleton Area Historical Society. In the 1970s, he received the Iowa State University Key Award for outstanding community service and the Sertoma Award for Service to Mankind.

Dr. McDermid is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two sons; and two daughters. Memorials toward the Henry Vilas Zoo may be made to Friends of the Zoo, 606 S. Randall Ave., Madison, WI 53715.

Yvonne C. Oppenheim

Dr. Oppenheim (COR '90), 47, Newton, Mass., died Jan. 21, 2011. She practiced small and exotic animal medicine at Brookline Animal Hospital in Brookline, Mass., for the past 10 years. Dr. Oppenheim also served as primary veterinarian for Cat Connection, a cat rescue organization based in Waltham, Mass. Early in her career, she practiced in Syracuse, N.Y.; taught exotic and wildlife medicine at Cornell University; spent a year in Germany, where she trained falcons and translated veterinary textbooks; and practiced in Boulder, Colo. Dr. Oppenheim was a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. She translated the book "Birds of Prey: Medicine and Management" and was a recipient of the P. Philip Levine Prize in Avian Medicine. Dr. Oppenheim is survived by her husband, Meers; two daughters; and a son. Memorials toward exotic animal medicine may be made to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Alan P. Ross

Dr. Ross (AUB '92), 44, Nolensville, Tenn., died Dec. 31, 2010. A feline practitioner, he practiced at Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ross practiced in Jerome, Idaho; at Lexington Hospital for Cats in Lexington, Ky.; and Wilderness Trace Veterinary Clinic in Danville, Ky. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214; or go to

Donald E. Welsh

Dr. Welsh (OSU '63), 81, Churubusco, Ind., died Dec. 27, 2010. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Churubusco Veterinary Hospital prior to retirement in 2005. In retirement, Dr. Welsh practiced part time at the hospital. He was a member of the Indiana VMA and served for several years on the executive board of the Humane Society of Whitley County. Active in civic life, Dr. Welsh also served on the executive board of the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and was named the chamber's Citizen of the Year in 1999. His wife, Darlene; two sons; and three stepchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Humane Society of Whitley County may be sent to Darlene Welsh, 648 Country Hills Drive, Churubusco, IN 46723.

Roy L. Wilson

Dr. Wilson (TEX '49), 86, Houston, died Dec. 3, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he practiced in Texas for 48 years at La Grange, Waco, and Houston prior to retirement in 1999. Following graduation, Dr. Wilson served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; two sons; and a daughter.

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