September 01, 2016



Posted Aug. 17, 2016 


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AVMA honor roll member
Charles A. Anderson

Dr. Anderson (Michigan State ’61), 83, Frankfort, Michigan, died June 25, 2016. He began his career working five years for the Department of Agriculture in Wisconsin, testing animals for tuberculosis and brucellosis. Dr. Anderson went on to practice small animal medicine in Muncie, Indiana, where he established Riverview Animal Clinic. He retired in 1995. Dr. Anderson helped found Action for Animals Inc., promoting responsible animal ownership. He volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County, receiving the organization’s 2009 President’s Award for outstanding leadership and service and the 2009 Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Affiliate Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2010, the state of Michigan recognized Dr. Anderson as the Habitat for Humanity Volunteer-of-the Year. He was a veteran of the Army.

Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Maudie; three daughters; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County, P.O. Box 53, Frankfort, MI 49635; Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., Frankfort, MI 49635; or Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, 3860 N. Long Lake Road, Suite D, Traverse City, MI 49684.

William W. Armfield

Dr. Armfield (Washington State ’55), 93, Pullman, Washington, died June 28, 2016. In 1956, he founded Palisades Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Pacific Palisades, California, where he worked for 32 years. During that time, Dr. Armfield also served as a partner at Pacific Coast Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Malibu, California, and was a partner at a Quarter Horse and Paint Horse breeding ranch near Pear Blossom, California, for several years. In retirement, he served as senior vice president of Spokane Seed Company. Dr. Armfield was a life member of the Southern California VMA. He served in the Air Force for four years during World War II.

Dr. Armfield’s wife, Carolee; three daughters and a son; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild survive him. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.

Cindy L. Campbell-Eason

Dr. Campbell-Eason (Kansas State ’90), 50, Burlington, Colorado, died April 29, 2016 (see article). Focusing mainly on equine medicine, she owned a mixed animal practice in Burlington. Earlier in her career, Dr. Campbell-Eason practiced in Kansas at Red Oak Animal Hospital in Bucyrus, Bonner Springs Animal Care Center in Bonner Springs, and Republican Valley Veterinary Clinic in St. Francis. She was a member of the Eastern Plains Animal Welfare Alliance, Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, and National Agricultural Aviation Association.

Dr. Campbell-Eason is survived by her husband, Jon; two daughters; and three stepchildren. Memorials may be made to Shooting Star Equine Rescue Inc., 10527 SW Indian Hills, Wakarusa, KS 66546.

Stinson W. Frantz

Dr. Frantz (Pennsylvania ’51), 91, Ocala, Florida, died June 8, 2016. He practiced small animal medicine in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, prior to retirement in 1984. Dr. Frantz was a past president of the Lehigh Valley VMA. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Dr. Frantz’s wife, Betty; a son and a daughter; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren survive him.

Craig L. Galbreath

Dr. Galbreath (Minnesota ’74), 66, Oakes, North Dakota, died May 23, 2016. In 1978, he moved to Oakes, where he established Oakes Veterinary Services, practicing mixed animal medicine until retirement. Dr. Galbreath also established Harmony Farms, breeding registered Suffolk sheep until 2015, and helped establish Oakes Feed, a livestock feed and supply store. Earlier in his career, he worked in Lisbon, North Dakota. Dr. Galbreath was a member of the North Dakota VMA.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons; and five grandchildren. Three of his sons, Drs. Benjamin Galbreath (Minnesota ’07), Collin Galbreath (Minnesota ’11), and Justin Galbreath (Minnesota ’13), are veterinarians in North Dakota. Two of Dr. Galbreath’s daughters-in-law, Drs. Carrie Swier (Minnesota ’06) and Fonda Galbreath (Minnesota ’09), are also veterinarians in North Dakota. His niece, Dr. Cynthia Galbreath (California-Davis ’11), is a veterinarian in Oregon. Memorials toward services for children with special needs and their families may be made to The Anne Carlsen Center, 701 3rd St. NW., Jamestown, ND 58401.

Thomas Keith Grove

Dr. Grove (Pennsylvania ’82), 69, Vero Beach, Florida, died July 5, 2016. He was board-certified as both a human and veterinary dentist, having earned his DDS degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry in 1972 and later achieving diplomate status with both the American College of Veterinary Dentistry and American Board of Periodontology.

Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Grove established veterinary and human health care practices in Vero Beach, Florida, treating primarily small animals at Abbey Veterinary Clinic and humans at Dental Implant Center of Vero Beach. He was one of eight veterinarians who served on the organizing committee that established the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 1988 and was given honorary membership in the academy. Dr. Grove also served on the organizing committee of the American Veterinary Dental College in 1987 and went on to serve on the AVDC Examination and Credentials committees, and as president of the college from 1992-1994. He was a member of the American Association of Implantologists, American Veterinary Dental Society, and Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Grove contributed the periodontics chapter to the textbook Veterinary Dentistry.

He is survived by his wife, Kristie, and three daughters. Memorials may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Edward J. Hinsman

Dr. Hinsman (Michigan State ’58), 81, West Lafayette, Indiana, died May 14, 2016. He became a professor of veterinary anatomy at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1959, retiring as professor emeritus in 1995. Dr. Hinsman also served as an adjunct professor of anatomy at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists. Dr. Hinsman received several honors, including the Purdue Alumni Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and what is now known as the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award. He volunteered with the Kiwanis for several years. Dr. Hinsman’s two sons and a daughter, and a grandchild survive him. Memorials may be made to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Purdue Foundation, 403 W. Wood St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Howard F. Lancaster

Dr. Lancaster (Washington State ’52), 88, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, died July 9, 2016. He owned Lancaster Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in Coeur d’Alene, prior to retirement in 1991. Before that, Dr. Lancaster was a partner at Sunset Animal Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Coeur d’Alene, for 26 years. Following graduation, Dr. Lancaster served in the Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene.

Dr. Lancaster’s son, two daughters, and a grandchild survive him. Memorials may be made to Life Care Center of Post Falls, 460 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls, ID 83854.

Royal W. Ranney

Dr. Ranney (Missouri ’64), 89, Rolla, Missouri, died June 26, 2016. In 1966, he moved to Rolla and established Phelps County Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced mixed animal medicine until retirement. Prior to that, Dr. Ranney owned a practice in Grinnell, Iowa. He was a past president of the Western Veterinary Conference and Missouri and East Central VMAs and was a charter member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation and Missouri Veterinary Medical Academy. In 1989, Dr. Ranney was named Missouri Veterinarian of the Year. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served on the Advisory Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Phelps County Fair Board.

Dr. Ranney is survived by his wife, Merle; a son; and six grandchildren. His other son, the late Dr. Mark W. Ranney (see obituary, March 15, 2016), took over the practice on Dr. Royal Ranney’s retirement. Memorials may be made to the MVMF, 2500 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109, or Rolla Animal Shelter, 1915 Sharp Road, Rolla, MO 65401.

Joseph O. Simington

Dr. Simington (Pennsylvania ’43), 99, Danville, Pennsylvania, died June 12, 2016. He owned a small animal practice in Berwick, Pennsylvania, for 57 years. Prior to that, Dr. Simington served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of major. He was a past vice president of the Pennsylvania VMA and a past trustee of the Central Pennsylvania VMA. Dr. Simington was a member of the Berwick Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge. His two brothers and three sisters survive him.


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