November 15, 2000


 In Memoriam

Posted Nov. 1, 2000

AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member
  Roswell S. Bowersett Sr

Dr. Bowersett (GA '55), 74, Silver Spring, Md, died July 15, 2000. A small animal practitioner, he owned Four Corners Animal Hospital in Silver Spring for 44 years. Dr. Bowersett was a charter member of the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Maryland VMA. Through his leadership came the establishment of the Montgomery County Veterinary Emergency Medical Service. Dr. Bowersett was a World War II veteran.

  Roy E. Carr

Dr. Carr (TEX '51), 75, Lake Jackson, Texas, died May 19, 2000. One of the first veterinarians in the Brazosport, Texas area, Dr. Carr owned a small animal clinic in Clute. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Patricio Garcia

Dr. Garcia (HAV '52), 70, Miami, died June 25, 2000. He was a small animal practitioner.

  Orville A. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy (COL '42), 83, Cerritos, Calif, died June 8, 2000. A member of the California VMA, he worked for the state of California in disease control for 30 years. Prior to that, Dr. Kennedy had practiced in Colorado for several years, mostly as a large animal practitioner, then moved to California, where he had a mixed practice for about five years. Memorials may be made to the Artesia-Cerritos United Methodist Church, 18523 Arline Ave, Artesia, CA 90701.

  Claude W. Miller

Dr. Miller (UP '28), 95, Mechanicsburg, Pa, died Sept 11, 2000. He had retired as director of pathologic services for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Industry. Before that, Dr. Miller worked for the USDA in bovine tuberculosis eradication. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Avian Veterinarians and was named Allied Industryman of the Year by the Pennsylvania Poultry Federation in 1968.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 442 Hummel Ave, Lemoyne, PA 17043 or the Care Assurance Fund of Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Charles S. Roberts

Dr. Roberts (AUB '37), 86, Auburn, Ala, died Aug 28, 2000. He represented Alabama in the AVMA House of Delegates for 17 years and had served as executive vice president of the Alabama VMA.

Dr. Roberts began his career in the 1930s, as district supervisor for the USDA Bureau of Animal Industry, involved in bovine TB eradication and tick eradication programs in Puerto Rico and Georgia. From 1939-1940 he was supervisor of meat inspection with the Health Department in Atlanta. During World War II he served in the United States and the South Pacific.

In 1947 Dr. Roberts became professor of veterinary pathology at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He served in this post for more than 30 years and was also director of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at Auburn, named the Charles S. Roberts Laboratory upon his retirement in 1977. After his retirement he was elected to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He retired from the Army Reserve in 1968 as a colonel.

As a member of the Alabama VMA, Dr. Roberts received the Outstanding Member Award in 1977 and the Distinguished Service Award for 1979-1980. His other memberships included the East Alabama VMA, Animal Disease Research Workers of the Southern States, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Memorials may be made to the Bruce McGehee Sunday School Class of Auburn United Methodist Church, 220 E Magnolia Ave, Auburn, AL 36830; or the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory.

Steven A. Tischler

Dr. Tischler (COR '70), 53, Alamo, Calif, died Aug 13, 2000. He was president of the Contra Costa Veterinary Emergency Clinic and was a past president of the Contra Costa County VMA.

After graduation, Dr. Tischler practiced in Long Island, NY, for two years before moving to California, where, since 1976, he was co-owner of Alamo Animal Hospital, a small animal practice. Dr. Tischler was board certified in Canine and Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Memorials may be made to Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

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