April 15, 2016



​Posted March 30, 2016 


AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member
John T. Anderson

Dr. Anderson (California-Davis ’65), 88, Ontario, Oregon, died Feb. 11, 2016. He owned Diamond Pet Clinic, a small animal practice in Oakland, California, prior to retirement. Dr. Anderson was a veteran of the Marine Corps and Air Force. His daughter survives him.

Charles H. Campbell 

Dr. Campbell (Colorado State ’45), 92, Healdsburg, California, died Sept. 11, 2015. In 1948, he founded Healdsburg Animal Hospital, focusing on ovine medicine. Dr. Campbell later served as state veterinarian and worked at the Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Field racetracks. Early in his career, he practiced briefly with his father, the late Dr. Harvey Campbell, in Petaluma, California. Dr. Campbell was a past president of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and was instrumental in establishing the Cloverdale Ram Sale. He served on the Sonoma County Fair Board and was active with the 4-H Club, National FFA Organization, and Masonic Lodge. Dr. Campbell was an Army veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain. Memorials may be made to Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair, P.O. Box 763, Healdsburg, CA 95448. 

James H. Lilley Jr.

Dr. Lilley (North Carolina State ’87), 55, Hubert, North Carolina, died Dec. 20, 2015. A mixed animal veterinarian, he was the co-founder of AniMed Veterinary Hospital in Hubert. Earlier, Dr. Lilley owned Tidewater Animal Hospital in Plymouth, North Carolina. He was a past chair of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Rotary Club. Dr. Lilley is survived by his daughter. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Swansboro Building Fund, 614 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584.

James A. Mayer

Dr. Mayer (Auburn ’68), 73, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, died Sept. 10, 2015. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Radcliff Veterinary Clinic in Radcliff, Kentucky, for 32 years. Dr. Mayer served on the Hardin County Board of Education for 17 years. His wife, Elizabeth; four daughters and two sons; and 18 grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made for Masses to St. Christopher Catholic Church, 1225 S. Wilson Road, Radcliff, KY 40160.

Howard G. Miller

Dr. Miller (Washington State ’56), 84, Spokane Valley, Washington, died Dec. 15, 2015. He was a small animal veterinarian.

James T. O’Connor

Dr. O’Connor (Michigan State ’53), 86, Polo, Illinois, died Feb. 19, 2016. He co-owned Polo Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice, for 42 years prior to retirement in 1996. Before that, Dr. O’Connor practiced in Platteville, Wisconsin. He was a past president of the Northern Illinois VMA. Dr. O’Connor is survived by his wife, Dorothy; eight children; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. His son-in law, Dr. Michael R. Rosek (Purdue ’78), is a semiretired small animal practitioner in Crystal Falls, Michigan, and his granddaughter, Dr. Sarah Novak (Wisconsin ’06), practices small animal medicine in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Dr. O’Connor’s son-in-law, the late Dr. Irvin L. Zook (Iowa State ’85), also practiced in Stevens Point.

Daniel E. Scott 

Dr. Scott (Texas A&M ’54), 84, Murchison, Texas, died Jan. 21, 2016. Following graduation, he joined the Air Force as a first lieutenant, attaining the rank of captain after two years of service. In 1957, Dr. Scott began practicing in Tyler, Texas, joining the University of Texas Southwestern  Medical School in Dallas later that year. After graduating with his medical degree in 1961 and completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School faculty as an assistant professor. In 1978, Dr. Scott was appointed chair of the OB-GYN department and director of residents at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He retired from the hospital as a distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology in 1998.

Dr. Scott bred and raised Pinzgauer cattle and served multiple terms as president of the American Pinzgauer Association. He was also a past president of the Texas Perinatal Society. In 2014, Dr. Scott received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Alliance, 211 Winchester Drive, Tyler, TX 757501; First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Murchison, TX 75778; or Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 837 N. Prairieville, Athens, TX 75751. 

Peter Sofian

Dr. Sofian (Michigan State ’49), 101, Troy, Michigan, died Dec. 20, 2015. A small animal veterinarian, he owned and served as president of Lafond Veterinary Hospital in Detroit from 1949-1981. Dr. Sofian was a past president of the Southeastern Michigan VMA. He served in the Army during World War II, receiving two Bronze Battle stars for his service. Dr. Sofian’s two daughters and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center F & G wings, 784 Wilson Road Room G-100, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Steve R. Sulsberger 

Dr. Sulsberger (Iowa State ’78), 61, Mapleton, Iowa, died Aug. 24, 2015. In 1980, he established Mapleton Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for 35 years. Earlier, Dr. Sulsberger worked in Dodge City, Kansas. His wife, Colleen, and a son and daughter survive him. Memorials toward a scholarship in his name may be made to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011. 

Carl K. White III

Dr. White (Louisiana State ’77), 62, Downsville, Louisiana, died Nov. 5, 2015. He practiced small animal medicine at Animal Hospital of West Monroe in West Monroe, Louisiana, for 35 years. Dr. White was a member of the Louisiana and Northeast Louisiana VMAs. His wife, Janet; two daughters; and three grandchildren survive him. Memorials, with the memo line of the check notated to the Dr. Carl Kenneth White Memorial Scholarship, may be made to the LSU Foundation, c/o Tracy Evans, LSU SVM, Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.