March 01, 2015



Posted Feb. 11, 2015


AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member

Richard A. Binder
Dr. Binder (Missouri ’56), 84, Camdenton, Missouri, died Jan. 2, 2015. He owned Dr. Binder’s Small Animal Hospital in St. Louis from 1957 until retirement in 1997. Dr. Binder was a member of the Gravois Kiwanis and Elks Lodge. His wife, Bettye Jo; two sons; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the New Hope Lutheran Church may be made c/o Allee Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15 Clint Ave., Camdenton, MO 65020.
Wyland S. Cripe

Dr. Cripe (California-Davis ’52), 93, Micanopy, Florida, died Dec. 28, 2014. Following graduation, he co-established Elk Grove Veterinary Clinic in Elk Grove, California, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for 16 years. In 1968, Dr. Cripe became director of the University of California-Davis and University of Chile veterinary schools’ cooperative exchange program and moved to Chile, where he helped establish livestock operations and mobile veterinary clinics. He later served as associate dean of student services and clinical professor of food animal medicine at the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine before moving to Barinas, Venezuela, where he was a team leader at the International Research Institute via the Food and Agriculture Organization. 

Dr. Cripe joined the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974 and served as associate dean of student and public services. During his tenure, he helped establish the university’s rural animal medicine service, retiring in 1989 as associate professor emeritus of rural animal medicine. 

Dr. Cripe was known for his expertise and consulted on the care of water buffalo, having developed an interest in the species while in Venezuela. In 1982, he was part of a team that performed the first successful embryo transfer in water buffalo. Dr. Cripe served as co-president of the first World Buffalo Congress in 1985. In 1988, he was a co-recipient of the International Buffalo Federation’s Distinguished Cup.

Dr. Cripe received the International Veterinary Congress Prize in 1987 and was honored with the UC-Davis Emil Mrak International Service Award in 1994. He also received the Florida VMA Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Service Award in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Cripe was a Navy veteran of World War II. Active in civic life, he served on the Sacramento County Board of Education and assisted in the unification of the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Dr. Cripe is survived by five daughters and four grandchildren. Memorials toward the Dr. Wyland Cripe Memorial MPVM Scholarship may be made to the University of California-Davis Foundation, University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 1167, Davis, CA 95617; or The Drost Project (in honor of Dr. Wyland S. Cripe), Account No. 5729, University of Florida Foundation, c/o Dr. Maarten Drost, 2105 NW 15th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32605.
Arthur E. Hall

Dr. Hall (Michigan State ’54), 88, Elkhart, Indiana, died Dec. 24, 2014.  From 1970 and until retirement in 1993, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. During that time, Dr. Hall served as veterinarian-in-charge in Indiana and Illinois, was program chief of field operations for foreign animal diseases, and served as acting director of the northern region of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Earlier in his career, he was in mixed animal practice in Garrett, Indiana, taking over from his father, the late Dr. Frederick A. Hall (Cornell ’23). 

Dr. Hall was a member of the Indiana Wildlife Federation and was honored with its Water Conservationist-of-the-Year Award in 2001 and Ginn Award in 2009. Active in civic life, he was a past president of the Garrett-Keyser-Butler School Board. Dr. Hall served in the Army during World War II, receiving several bronze stars and other medals for his service.

Dr. Hall is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
A. Harris Mosher

Dr. Mosher (Pennsylvania ’62), 78, Salford, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 27, 2014. Following graduation, he served in the Army for two years. After obtaining a doctorate in pathology from the University of Connecticut in 1968, Dr. Mosher worked for Merck in North Wales, Pennsylvania. He then joined Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals in Spring House, Pennsylvania, where he served as a veterinary pathologist for 27 years prior to retirement in 1998. 

Dr. Mosher was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. In retirement, he raised Limousin cattle and was active with the North American Limousin Foundation. Dr. Mosher was a member of the Farm Preservation Board of Montgomery County and Salford Township Zoning Hearing Board.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons and a daughter; and eight grandchildren. Memorials in Dr. Mosher’s name may be made to Montgomery County Land Trusts, P.O. Box 300, Lederach, PA 19450.
Charlie J. Ogletree

Dr. Ogletree (Auburn ’51), 96, LaCenter, Kentucky, died Dec. 26, 2014. A mixed animal practitioner, he was a partner at Coffee Memorial Animal Clinic in LaCenter prior to retirement in 1987. Dr. Ogletree was a past president of the Kentucky VMA and represented the state association on the Southern Veterinary Medical Federation. He served in the Navy during World War II. 

Dr. Ogletree was a Cub Scout leader and was active with Habit for Humanity and Earth Team. His wife, Lila; two sons and a daughter; 13 grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 3752 Paducah Road, LaCenter, KY 42056; or Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.

Arthur E. Otto
Dr. Otto (Colorado State ’75), 69, Kalispell, Montana, died Dec. 23, 2014. He owned a small animal practice in Kalispell prior to retirement in 2008. Dr. Otto was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. His wife, Debbie; three sons and two daughters; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.


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