February 01, 2017



​Posted Jan. 19, 2017


AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member
Delbert O. Anthony

Dr. Anthony (California-Davis ’52), 94, Kamas, Utah, died Sept. 3, 2016. He was a retired small animal practitioner.

J. Desmond Baggot

Dr. Baggot (Dublin ’66), 76, Dublin, died June 27, 2016. He was a professor of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology and senior associate dean at the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, prior to retirement in 2012. During his career, Dr. Baggot held research, teaching, and administrative appointments at universities in several countries, including Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. While in Ireland, he served as director of the Irish Equine Centre in Johnstown for 10 years.

Known for his expertise in veterinary pharmacology, Dr. Baggot authored “Principles of Drug Disposition in Domestic Animals: The Basis of Veterinary Pharmacology” and “The Pharmacological Basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology,” and he co-authored “Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine.” He was a past president of what was known as the World Association of Veterinary Physiologists, Pharmacologists, and Biochemists, and was a member of the founding committee of the Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, serving on the editorial board for 32 years. In 2012, the University of California-Davis honored him for his research in comparative pharmacology.

Dr. Baggot is survived by two daughters. One daughter, Dr. Siobhan Baggot Jones (Oregon State ’01), practices veterinary medicine in Arizona.

Jerry F. Breuel

Dr. Breuel (Kansas State ’62), 83, Taylorville, Illinois, died Aug. 29, 2016. He was a retired mixed animal veterinarian. Dr. Breuel is survived by a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren.

Malcolm D. Cameron

Dr. Cameron (Texas A&M ’64), 81, Dallas, died Sept. 25, 2016. He was the founder of Preston Royal Animal Clinic in Dallas, where he practiced small animal medicine until retirement in 2011. Dr. Cameron also founded an emergency animal clinic in Dallas, subsequently serving as president. He was a past treasurer of the Dallas County VMA and a member of the Texas VMA.

A veteran of the Navy, Dr. Cameron attained the rank of lieutenant (junior grade). His wife, Beverly; a son and a daughter; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward an educational fund, with checks made payable to the Texas A&M Foundation, and the memo line notated to Walk of Honor, In Memory of Malcolm Cameron DVM, may be made to the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Office of Development, 4461 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843.

Melani M. Freeman

Dr. Freeman (Texas A&M ’79), 61, Bay City, Texas, died Sept. 17, 2016. She practiced small animal medicine in South Texas. Dr. Freeman’s two daughters and two grandchildren survive her. Memorials may be made to Texas Blessings Rescue, P.O. Box 209, Blessing, TX 77419, or Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, 12625 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477.

George A. Gates

Dr. Gates (Missouri ’66), 74, Loch Lloyd, Missouri, died Sept. 1, 2016. He founded Prairie Village Animal Hospital in Prairie Village, Kansas, where he practiced small animal medicine until retirement in 2016. Dr. Gates also co-founded Land of Paws, a pet store in Prairie Village. He authored the book “A Dog in Hand: Teaching Your Puppy To Think.”

Dr. Gates’ wife, Pam; three sons; and seven grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 9720 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66222.

Oliver F. Goen

Dr. Goen (Texas A&M ’48), 94, College Station, Texas, died Aug. 28, 2016. He began serving in the Air Force as a veterinary officer in 1953, retiring in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. Dr. Goen was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, also serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. His honors included an Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. After retiring from the Air Force, Dr. Goen ranched in Texas’ Brazos County. Early in his career, he practiced in Brazos County for a year and served on the veterinary faculty of the University of Florida for four years.

Dr. Goen is survived by two sons, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church, 11200 State Highway 30, College Station, TX 77845.

R. Lamance Joyce

Dr. Joyce (Georgia ’81), 63, Kilmarnock, Virginia, died June 20, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Bayside Animal Hospital and Pet Emporium in White Stone, Virginia. Dr. Joyce is survived by two daughters. Memorials may be made to White Stone Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1270, White Stone, VA 22578, or Northern Neck Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578.

Kenneth D. Quist

Dr. Quist (Minnesota ’55), 87, Atlanta, died Aug. 17, 2016. He retired from the United States Public Health Service in 1985 with the rank of captain as director of scientific services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Quist began his career with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, serving as an epidemiologist in Texas, Nebraska, and Idaho. He subsequently earned a master’s in public health from the University of California-Berkeley and moved to CDC headquarters in Atlanta. In the 1960s, Dr. Quist traveled to Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Japan to study the cholera epidemic as part of a World Health Organization project. After retiring from the CDC, he practiced at Wieuca Animal Clinic in Atlanta for 10 years.

Dr. Quist was a past president of the southeastern branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and was a member of the Georgia VMA. His wife, Lois; three sons; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild survive him.

Memorials may be made to the Shallowford Presbyterian Church Chapel Choir Fund, 2375 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.

Walter R. Rice

Dr. Rice (Auburn ’61), 85, Jackson, Tennessee, died Aug. 6, 2016. He was a mixed animal veterinarian. Dr. Rice served in the Army. His wife, Virginia; a daughter and a son; and six grandchildren survive him.

John W. Seddon

Dr. Seddon (Pennsylvania ’55), 84, Elkridge, Maryland, died June 7, 2016. He practiced small animal medicine in Elkridge, Maryland, for 50 years, retiring in 2007. Dr. Seddon was a veteran of the Army. He is survived by four sons, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. One of Dr. Seddon’s sons, Dr. John C. Seddon (Pennsylvania ’86), is a veterinarian in Bowie, Maryland.

Memorials may be made to Amer­ican Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101.