May 01, 2014



​Posted April 16, 2014


AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member

W. Ross Cryar
Dr. Cryar (AUB ’51), 89, Atmore, Ala., died Nov. 11, 2013. A small animal practitioner, he was the founder of Green Springs Animal Clinic in Homewood, Ala., and served as a partner in Hoke Animal Clinic in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Cryar was a past president of the Alabama and Jefferson County VMAs. In 1980, he received a service award from the Alabama VMA. Dr. Cryar served in the Army during World War II. His two daughters and three grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL 36849.

Leanne K. Donovan
Dr. Donovan (OSU ’91), 48, Stratham, N.H., died Nov. 20, 2013. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at Dover Veterinary Hospital from 2009-2013. Dr. Donovan began her career at Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital in Westchester, Ill. She later worked at Ardmore Animal Hospital in Ardmore, Pa., and Animal Medical Associates in Saco, Maine. From 1996-2006, Dr. Donovan practiced at Gray-New Gloucester Animal Hospital in Gray, Maine. She subsequently worked at Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital in Newfields, N.H.

Memorials may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760; Wolf Haven International, 3111 Offut Lake Road S.E., Tenino, WA 98589; or The Seeing Eye Inc., 10 Washington Valley Road, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963.

Marguerite B. Gulick
Dr. Gulick (UP ’44), 92, Great Barrington, Mass., died Oct. 30, 2013. Following graduation, she co-founded a practice with her late husband, Dr. William Gulick, in Great Barrington, where she initially practiced mixed animal medicine, later focusing on small animals. Dr. Gulick’s three sons survive her. One son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Donald W. Gulick (UP ’75) and Claire E.B. Gulick (UP ’75), have co-owned the Great Barrington practice since 2001. Memorials may be made to Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201; or Purradise, 301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Mary C. Hallenbeck
Dr. Hallenbeck (COR ’47), 87, Branford, Conn., died Oct. 30, 2013. She practiced at Merryfield Animal Hospital in Hamden, Conn., for several years. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hallenbeck worked in New York. An avid outdoorswoman, she was a lifetime member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, a member of the New Haven Hiking Club, and a past president of the Sleeping Giant Park Association. Dr. Hallenbeck was also a member of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Memorials may be made to the Connecticut Players Foundation (Long Wharf Theater), 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511; or Branford Land Trust, P.O. Box 258, Branford, CT 06405.

Clyde M. Haller
Dr. Haller (COR ’44), 90, Adams, N.Y., died Nov. 17, 2013. In 1948, he established a practice in Adams, where he worked until retirement in 1994. Earlier in his career, Dr. Haller practiced in LaFargeville, N.Y. He was a veteran of the Army. Dr. Haller’s wife, Audrey; a daughter and a son; and three grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Adams Free Library, 2 N. Main St., Adams, NY 13605; or South Jefferson Rescue Squad, 38 Main St., Adams, NY 13605.

Bryan S. Johnson
Dr. Johnson (UP ’63), 78, Osprey, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2013. A small animal and exotic animal practitioner, he was the founder of Cranbury Veterinary Hospital in East Brunswick, N.J., and Bayview Veterinary Hospital in Toms River, N.J. Dr. Johnson also owned Animal Crackers Pet Supply in Toms River for five years and served 10 years as a conservation officer for the New Jersey State Department of Fish and Game. He retired to Florida’s Sarasota County in 1999.

Dr. Johnson served on several committees of the New Jersey VMA and was a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Animal Hospital Association, and Metropolitan New Jersey VMA. Active in civic life, he was named Citizen of the Year by East Brunswick Township in 1980 and 1986. Dr. Johnson was a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Veronica; two stepsons; and a grandson.

Leland D. Kendall
Dr. Kendall (KSU ’57), 81, Penn Valley, Calif., died Dec. 15, 2013. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Costa Mesa Animal Hospital in Costa Mesa, Calif., prior to retirement in the mid-1990s. Dr. Kendall was a member of his local Kiwanis club. He served as a captain in the Air Force. Dr. Kendall is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters and two sons; and four grandsons.

John B. Peterman
Dr. Peterman (UP ’45), 93, Willow Street, Pa., died Jan. 26, 2014. He owned a small animal practice in Pottstown, Pa., for 35 years. Dr. Peterman was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. Dr. Peterman’s wife, Ruth; two daughters and a son; and six grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 1425, Lancaster, PA 17604; Bethel United Methodist Church, 950 Bethel Church Road, Spring City, PA 19475; or Mathias J. Brunner Nursing Education Fund, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602.

John R. Popish
Dr. Popish (COL ’57), 84, Casper, Wyo., died Nov. 9, 2013. He founded Popish Veterinary Clinic in Casper, practicing there until retirement in 1992. Dr. Popish was a past president of the Wyoming VMA, served on the Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine for four years, and was Wyoming’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1972-1975. Active in civic life, he also served on the Natrona County Health Board, Casper Chamber of Commerce, and Casper City Council, and was a past president of the Casper Kiwanis Club.

Dr. Popish was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, with the rank of 1st lieutenant. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 701 S. Wolcott St., Casper, WY 82601.

Lois K. Sargent
Dr. Sargent (FL ’92), 58, Miami, died Jan. 15, 2014. She was a professor and program coordinator for the Miami Dade College Veterinary Technology Program for the past 10 years. Dr. Sargent also practiced small animal medicine part time at Miami’s Knowles Animal Hospital and Tropical Park Animal Hospital and owned a mobile, holistic practice. Early in her career, she worked in a mixed animal practice in western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sargent was a past secretary of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association and a past member of the American Holistic VMA board of directors. She was a member of the Florida VMA, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Dr. Sargent’s daughter survives her. Memorial donations toward the Lois Sargent Veterinary Technology Scholarship may be made to Miami Dade College Foundation, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Suite 1423-1, Miami, FL 33132.