December 15, 2016



Posted Nov. 30, 2016 


AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member
John N. Berg

Dr. Berg (Iowa State ’60), 80, Columbia, Missouri, died Oct. 7, 2016. He began his career in private practice in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. In 1968, Dr. Berg moved to Columbia, where he earned a master’s in veterinary microbiology and doctorate in microbiology in 1970 and 1972, respectively, from the University of Missouri. He then joined the university as a professor of veterinary pathobiology and, in 2000, was named professor emeritus. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Dr. Berg continued to teach veterinary bacteriology and mycology courses until shortly before his death.

His wife, Donna; three sons and a daughter; and six grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Southampton Drive, Columbia, MO 65203.

Melinda R. Burgwardt 

Dr. Burgwardt (Minnesota ’86), 60, Lancaster, New York, died Oct. 7, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, she was the founder of what was known as Broadway Veterinary Clinic in Lancaster. Dr. Burgwardt is survived by her husband, Glenn Gibson. Memorials may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, P.O. Box 32141, New York, NY 10087; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets, Buffalo, NY 14263; or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. 

David M. Gregg

Dr. Gregg (Michigan State ’65), 75, Winchester, Virginia, died Sept. 11, 2016. He practiced mixed animal medicine at Berryville Avenue Animal Clinic in Winchester for more than 40 years prior to retirement. Dr. Gregg helped establish the veterinary emergency clinic in Winchester. Early in his career, he worked in Woodstock, Virginia, and Rogers City, Michigan.

Dr. Gregg is survived by his wife, Kathie; two daughters and two sons; and 11 grandchildren. His brother, Dr. George W. Gregg (Michigan State ’74), is a small animal veterinarian in Oswego, Michigan. Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., #405, Winchester, VA 22601, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

John C. Hadlock

Dr. Hadlock (Colorado State ’65), 77, Blythe, California, died July 17, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Animal Clinic of Quartzsite in Quartzsite, Arizona. Dr. Hadlock previously owned Circle H Veterinary Hospital in Blythe. He was active with the Blythe Rotary, Elks, and Jaycees. Dr. Hadlock’s wife, Wanda; two sons; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Colorado River Fair, 591 N. Olive Lake Blvd., Blythe, CA 92225.

Penelope A. Iannacone

Dr. Iannacone (Tennessee ’05), 57, Knoxville, Tennessee, died Sept. 15, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, she co-owned Central Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville since 2008. Earlier, Dr. Iannacone practiced at Admiral Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville. She served on the board of directors of the Knoxville VMA.

Dr. Iannocone’s husband, Albert, and two sons survive her. Memorials, with checks made payable to the University of Tennessee Foundation, may be made to the Penny Iannacone Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Attn: Kippy Toddy, 2407 River Drive, A301P, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Mark W. Jackson

Dr. Jackson (Wisconsin ’87), 55, Raymond, New Hampshire, died Aug. 20, 2016. Prior to moving back to the United States in recent years, he worked at the University of Glasgow in Scotland as the Feline Advisory Bureau Hill’s lecturer in feline health and welfare. 

Earlier, Dr. Jackson taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Bristol, England, and North Carolina State University. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Jackson is survived by a son and a daughter. His former wife, Dr. Hilary Jackson (Edinburgh ’85), is a veterinarian in Scotland, and his brother, Dr. Greg Jackson (Illinois ’82), is a veterinarian in Loyal, Wisconsin.

Elywn A. Liebl

Dr. Liebl (Kansas State ’51), 92, Dodge City, Kansas, died July 7, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he was a partner at Ripple Liebl Veterinary Clinic in Dodge City, focusing on small animals from 1994 until retirement in 2001. Earlier, Dr. Liebl owned a practice in Seneca, Kansas.

A past president of the Kansas VMA, he was named Kansas Veterinarian of the Year in 1971. Dr. Liebl was active with the Boys Scouts and received several awards, including the Silver Beaver Award in 1978. He served in the Army during World War II, earning a Campaign Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Presidential Distinguished Unit Badge. Dr. Liebl was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Liebl’s children, Drs. Barbara Liebl Wensel (Kansas State ’77), Steve Liebl (Kansas State ’81), and Tom Liebl (Kansas State ’85), are small animal veterinarians in Austin, Texas; Torrance, California; and Lawrence, Kansas, respectively. His grandson, Dr. Parker Liebl (Kansas State ’16), is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Memorials toward Sacred Heart School Endowment, Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, or Catholic Committee on Scouting may be made c/o Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801.

David E. Moreman

Dr. Moreman (Texas A&M ’66), 73, Front Royal, Virginia, died Sept. 12, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, he was the founder of Front Royal’s Warren County and Cedarville veterinary clinics. Dr. Moreman was also an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Early in his career, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps for two years, working as a course director at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Moreman attained the rank of captain. He also practiced for a year in Texas before moving to Front Royal.

Dr. Moreman was a past secretary-treasurer of the Virginia VMA. Active in the community, he was a past chair of the Lord Fairfax Community College board and Warren County Planning Commission, a past president of the Front Royal Rotary Club, and a past district governor for Rotary International. Dr. Moreman is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and a daughter. His brother-in-law, Dr. Clifford Whitmore (Texas A&M ’57), and nephew, Dr. Mark Whitmore (Louisiana State ’88), are veterinarians in Arkansas.

Prem S. Paul

Dr. Paul (Haryana-India ’69), 68, Lincoln, Nebraska, died Sept. 2, 2016. He retired a few days prior to his death as vice chancellor for research and economic development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Following graduation from the Haryana Agricultural University in India and earning a doctorate in microbiology and virology from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Paul moved to Ames, Iowa, and worked as a veterinary medical officer for the Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Disease Center. In 1987, he joined Iowa State University, serving as professor-in-charge at the Veterinary Medical Research Institute, associate dean for research and graduate studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and associate vice provost for research of the college. Dr. Paul was appointed vice chancellor for research and economic development at UNL in 2001. Under his leadership, research funding increased, and the university became known as a research-intensive university. Dr. Paul helped establish the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research; Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior; and Social Sciences Behavioral Research Consortium. He was known for his research on the pathogenesis of swine viral diseases, including the porcine paramyxovirus.

Dr. Paul was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, chairing its board of governors in 1989. He served on the AVMA Council on Research from 1997-2003 and was a past president of the Council of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases.  He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Virology, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Dr. Paul is survived by his wife, Missi; a daughter and a son; and a grandchild. Memorials may be made to the Prem S. Paul Fund for Research Excellence, University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68508.