June 15, 2014



Posted May 28, 2014
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Adrienne E. Barnard-Whitford
Dr. Barnard-Whitford (COR ’11), 30, Clay, N.Y., died March 10, 2014. During her career, she practiced small animal medicine at several clinics in New York state, including Quarryside Animal Hospital, Mexico Veterinary Hospital, and High Peaks Animal Hospital. Dr. Barnard-Whitford also volunteered with the nonprofit Shelter Outreach Services and spay-and-neuter clinics in the state. She was a member of the New York State VMS.
Dr. Barnard-Whitford is survived by her husband, Jack Whitford. Memorials toward the Tri-Lakes Humane Society may be made c/o Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12893.
Barbara S. Cuckovich
Dr. Cuckovich (MSU ’00), 61, Fenton, Mich., died Jan. 27, 2014. She practiced mixed animal medicine in Milford, Mich.

Gerard P. Giroux
Dr. Giroux (MON ’52), 86, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick, died March 4, 2014. He owned a small animal practice in St.-Basile until 1998. Earlier, Dr. Giroux worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture. During his career, he also served as a consultant in swine practice. Dr. Giroux was a member of the Canadian and New Brunswick VMAs. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Fondation des Oeuvres de l’Hôtel Dieu de Saint-Basile, 429B Rue Principale, Saint-Basile, NB, Canada E7C 1J2.

Robert C. Goulding
Dr. Goulding (WSU ’45), 91, Loomis, Calif., died Jan. 13, 2014. Prior to retirement, he worked for the state of California in animal health, focusing on equine programs. Earlier in his career, Dr. Goulding practiced large animal medicine. In retirement, he served as a judge and adviser for the American Endurance Ride Association and North American Trail Ride Conference. Dr. Goulding was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners. His wife, Charlotte; five children; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to VEF Cynthia Brush Memorial Scholarships, c/o Ken and Claudia Brush, 19724 Dixie River Road, Caldwell, ID 83607.

John W. Harrison
Dr. Harrison (COL ’42), 94, Longmont, Colo., died Jan. 9, 2014. During his career, he practiced in Longmont, served as a consultant in bovine medicine as well as practice appraisal and management, and taught at Colorado State University. Dr. Harrison served as Colorado’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates in the early 1950s and was a past member of the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of the Longs Peak VMS.
Dr. Harrison received a Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus Award in 1973 and was named Colorado Veterinarian of the Year in 1983. Active in civic life, he was a past president of the Longmont Lions Club and Longs Peak Park Board. His son, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Carol J. Helfer
Dr. Helfer (WSU ’81), 62, Portland, Ore., died Jan. 25, 2014. She owned Canine Peak Performance, a sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Portland. Earlier in her career, Dr. Helfer was in general practice in Portland. She was a past president of the Oregon and Portland VMAs. Dr. Helfer was an active participant in dog agility training and flyball tournaments and volunteered as on-site veterinarian at flyball events.
Memorials may be made to the Morris Animal Foundation,10200 E. Girard Ave., Suite B430, Denver, CO 80231.

H. Scott Hurd
Dr. Hurd (ISU ’82), 58, Roland, Iowa, died March 27, 2014. He was an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Laboratory at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hurd began his career practicing dairy medicine in Greencastle, Pa. After earning his doctorate in epidemiology and economics from Michigan State University in 1990, he joined the Department of Agriculture, working for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa. In 2004, Dr. Hurd joined the veterinary faculty of Iowa State University. During his career, he also directed the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Risk Assess­ment and Hazard Identification in Foods of Animal Origin.

Known for his expertise and advocacy on issues dealing with animal welfare and food safety, Dr. Hurd maintained the blogs “Hurd Health” and “The Gentle Vet.” He was the U.S. delegate to the Codex Alimentarius Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance in 2007. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Hurd deputy undersecretary for food safety at the Department of Agriculture.
He was a member of the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, serving as vice chair from 2012-2013. From 2011-2013, Dr. Hurd served on the AVMA Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee, chairing the committee from 2012-2013. He is survived by his wife, Susan; seven sons; and a daughter. Memorials toward parenting and family missions programs may be made to Dr. Scott Hurd’s Charitable Memorial Fund, 3275 400th St., Roland, IA 50236.

Carole G. Jones
Dr. Jones (TUS ’94), 50, Ridgewood, N.J., died March 5, 2014. A small animal practitioner, she worked at the Ramapo Valley Animal Hospital in Oakland, N.J. Dr. Jones also volunteered at the Ramapo Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made to Seeing Eye Dogs Inc., 10 Washington Valley Road, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963; or West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Jehu C. Layfield
Dr. Layfield (ISU ’75), 66, Milford, Del., died Jan. 15, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Milford Animal Hospital. Dr. Layfield was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and Delaware VMA. His wife, Anita; a son and a daughter; and a granddaughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Companion Animal Fund, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011; or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Michael L. Menegay
Dr. Menegay (OSU ’70), 68, Willow Creek, Calif., died Jan. 7, 2014. He was a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Menegay is survived by his son, daughter, and grandson.

Kenneth A. Peterson
Dr. Peterson (MIN ’63), 81, Cokato, Minn., died Jan. 4, 2014. He owned Peterson Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Cokato, from 1986 until retirement in 2012. Earlier in his career, Dr. Peterson practiced in Minnesota at Little Falls and Ada. He was a member of the Minnesota VMA. Dr. Peterson served in the Army from 1953-1955. His wife, Gladys; a son and a daughter; and two grandchildren survive him.

William W. Rosser
Dr. Rosser (TEX ’48), 87, Lubbock, Texas, died March 18, 2014. A diplomate and a past president of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he was director of what was known as the Texas Board of Health’s Bureau of Food and Drug Safety from 1994 until retirement in 1998.

Dr. Rosser began his career in general practice in Oklahoma at Enid and Alva. In 1950, he joined the Army Veterinary Corps, retiring in 1979 as director of veterinary services for the Army Health Services Command, with the rank of colonel. Dr. Rosser then joined the Texas Department of Health, where his roles included service as a public health veterinarian, regional veterinarian, chief of the Bureau of Veterinary Public Health, and director of the Cooperative Meat Inspection Division. From 1991-1994, he headed the state meat safety assurance program. In retirement, Dr. Rosser was a consultant to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

He served on the AVMA Council on Education from 1993-1999, chairing it from 1998-1999. Dr. Rosser received several honors, including the ACVPM President’s Award in 1983 and the AVMA Public Service Award in 1994. In 1998, the American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians named him Food Hygiene Veterinarian of the Year by, and, in 2000, he received an honorary diploma from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society. Dr. Rosser was also the recipient of military honors, including a Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster Award, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal First Class.

He is survived by two sons and three daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Richard E. Tully
Dr. Tully (OSU ’51), 90, Elkhorn, Wis., died March 14, 2014. He practiced mixed animal medicine at Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic for 33 years prior to retirement. Dr. Tully was a member of the Wisconsin and Rock Valley VMAs. In 2001, he received a WVMA 50-Year Award.

Dr. Tully’s  wife, Jean; a son and a daughter; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild survive him. His son, Dr. Richard C. Tully (OSU ’78), practices at Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, and his grandson, Dr. Scott R. Leibsle (WIS ’03), is deputy state veterinarian with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. Memorials in Dr. Tully’s name may be made to SMILES of Darien (a center for equine-assisted therapies for individuals with special needs), N2666 County Road K, Darien, WI 53114; or Lakeland Animal Shelter, 3551 State Road 67, Elkhorn, WI 53121.

David C. Van Sickle
Dr. Van Sickle (ISU ’57), 80, West Lafayette, Ind., died March 20, 2014. He was professor emeritus of veterinary anatomy at Purdue University since 2009. Dr. Van Sickle began his career practicing large animal medicine in Shannon, Ill., joining the Purdue faculty in what was then the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1961. During his tenure, he earned his doctorate in veterinary anatomy at the university and served a term as head of what is now called the Department of Basic Medical Sciences.

In 1980, the Indiana University School of Medicine honored Dr. Van Sickle as an outstanding teacher. He was a veteran of the Air Force, retiring from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of colonel in 1982. Dr. Van Sickle was a member of the American Legion. Memorials in his name may be made to the Dr. David Van Sickle Endowment for Musculoskeletal Research, c/o Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Development Office, Attn: Lynn Hall, Room 1177-A, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Earl L. Wahl

Dr. Wahl (ISU ’51), 91, Ames, Iowa, died April 2, 2014. He owned a large animal practice in Anamosa, Iowa, prior to retirement in 1987. Dr. Wahl was a past president of the Eastern Iowa VMA and was a life member of the Iowa VMA. Active in civic life, he served on the Anamosa School Board and Anamosa Community Hospital Board and was a member of the Lions Club.  

Dr. Wahl was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Dr. Wahl’s son, Dr. James Wahl (ISU ’81), owns Avenue Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Tinley Park, Ill. Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous, 12007 190th St., Monticello, IA 52310; or St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado, Ames, IA 50014.

Gregory G. West
Dr. West (TEX ’92), 49, Jacksboro, Texas, died Oct. 25, 2013. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Live Oak Veterinary Clinic in Jacksboro. Dr. West is survived by his wife, Karen; four children; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Greg West Memorial Fund, c/o Jacksboro National Bank, P.O. Box A, Jacksboro, TX 76458.
Irving W. Wiswall
Dr. Wiswall (COR ’54), 90, Granada, Nicaragua, died Feb. 24, 2014. From 1962 until retirement in 1987, he owned an equine practice in Batavia, N.Y. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wiswall was in general practice in Batavia. He was a past president of the Western New York VMA. He served on the Batavia Town Zoning Board. Cornell University honored Dr. Wiswall as Foremost Benefactor in 1994, and, in 1995, the Irving W. Wiswall Learning Laboratory was named in his honor. Dr. Wiswall was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion. His wife, Vilma; a son; and a daughter survive him.

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