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Donald C. Blenden

Dr. Blenden (MO '56), 74, Columbia, Mo., died Jan. 12, 2004. Retired since 1990, he was professor emeritus at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Known for his expertise on zoonotic diseases, including rabies, leptospirosis, and listeriosis, Dr. Blenden served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and at one time as president of the Missouri Public Health Association. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a member of the Missouri VMA. Dr. Blenden was known as a teacher and leader in the area of disaster preparedness.

An amateur radio operator and member of the Central Missouri Radio Association, he served as emergency communication coordinator in Boone County for several years. Dr. Blenden is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65203.

C. Seymour Card

Dr. Card (COR '57), 75, Wellington, Colo., died Oct. 7, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1997, he was executive secretary of the Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission for the state of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, Dr. Card owned a practice in South Clarendon, Vt. He moved on to serve on the faculties of Pennsylvania State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Idaho as professor of veterinary medicine. In 1979, Dr. Card returned to Penn State as head of the Department of Veterinary Science. He then joined the University of Arizona-Tucson, where he served as state association director of agricultural research stations.

Dr. Card's two daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the C. Seymour and Marion Card Scholarship Fund, c/o Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.

William D. Carlson

Dr. Carlson (COL '52), 74, Denton, Texas, died Oct. 24, 2003. Prior to retirement, he was head of the Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, Dr. Carlson practiced in Littleton, Colo. In 1953, he joined the faculty of Colorado State University, where he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology and Radiation Biology and director and president of the CSU Research Foundation. Dr. Carlson was responsible for launching the CSU radiation program in 1958, incorporating the main extramural U.S. Public Health Service-sponsored radiation laboratory.

He accepted the presidency of the University of Wyoming in 1968, serving in that capacity until 1979. Dr. Carlson moved on to the USDA, where he served as associate administrator of the CSREES and head of its competitive grants program before being named head of the extension service in 1995. Author of the book "Veterinary Radiology," he was a founder and diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and a past president of the American Veterinary Radiological Society.

His many honors include being named Veterinarian of the Year in 1967 and 1968 by the American Animal Hospital Association and the Colorado VMA, respectively. Dr. Carlson also received the "Top Prof" award from Colorado State University. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a son; and a daughter. Dr. Carlson's son, Dr. Earl D. Carlson (COL '77), and daughter-in-law, Dr. Mary E. Carlson (COL '87), are veterinarians in Colorado. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 114 W. University Drive, Denton, TX 76201.

Douglas J. Collins

Dr. Collins (MSU '44), 82, Gainesville, Fla., died Nov. 20, 2003. Prior to retirement, he owned small animal hospitals in Detroit and Farmington Hills, Mich. A World War II and Korean War veteran, Dr. Collins served in the Army Veterinary Corps until 1977.

He was a past trustee of the Oakland Community College Board. Dr. Collins is survived by his wife, Shirley; three sons; and two daughters.

J. Harold Drudge

Dr. Drudge (MSU '43), 81, Lexington, Ky., died Jan. 28, 2004. Retired since 1988, he was professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky. Following graduation, Dr. Drudge served in the Army Veterinary Corps for four years. Awarded an AVMA research fellowship, he studied and conducted research at the Johns Hopkins University from 1947-1950. He worked as a parasitologist in the Department of Veterinary Science at Mississippi State College, then in 1951 joined the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science, where he served as parasitologist and professor for 12 years. In 1963, he was named chairman of the department, serving in this capacity for 10 years.

An internationally known authority on animal parasites, Dr. Drudge was vice president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists from 1960-1962. A member of the Kentucky VMA, he received its Distinguished Service Award in 1970. Dr. Drudge was the recipient of the 1988 Baxter Healthcare Corporation Equine Research Award and was inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame in 1990. He also received the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Award in 1991. Dr. Drudge was a member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology and several other parasitology and research workers' groups.

Dr. Drudge is survived by his daughter.

G. Clifford Goodband

Dr. Goodband (MSU '43), 82, Sharon, Mass., died Nov. 13, 2003. Retired, he had co-owned Bruce Animal Hospital, a mixed practice in Dedham, Mass., with his brother, Dr. Gordon Goodband (MSU '46), for more than 40 years. Dr. Goodband also served as an inspector of animals in Sharon and Dedham for several years. In the late 1940s and through the 1950s, he was track veterinarian at the Foxboro Raceway in Foxboro, Mass.

Dr. Goodband was a member of the Massachusetts VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Goodband's three sons and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

Michale E. Keeling

Dr. Keeling (TEX '66), 61, Bastrop, Texas, died Dec. 21, 2003. He was chair of the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and focused on the care of primates. Dr. Keeling's direction led to the Department of Veterinary Sciences participating in the National Chimpanzee Breeding and Research Program. Earlier in his career, he was chief clinical veterinarian at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta, and served as veterinarian at Atlanta Zoological Garden. Dr. Keeling was also a visiting professor on the graduate faculty in the Department of Veterinary Public Health at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He served on the advisory boards of the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, Tulane University Regional Primate Research Center, and Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for chimpanzees (see March 1, 2003 JAVMA, page 565). He was past president of the American Society for Laboratory Animal Practitioners and the Texas branch of the ASLAP.

He was active in the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International and served on the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee and the National Institutes of Health Interagency Research Animal Committee. Dr. Keeling was a consulting editor for the American Journal of Primatology. He wrote 12 textbook chapters on the care of primates, and a textbook on standards and guidelines for the care and management of laboratory animals.

Dr. Keeling was post veterinarian while serving as a captain in the Army in Fort Detrick, Md. He is survived by his wife, Donna; three daughters; and a son. Memorials toward the Cattlemen for Cancer Research may be made to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 650 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop, TX 78602.

Dean R. Prince

Dr. Prince (ISU '93), 38, Califon, N.J., died Dec. 21, 2003. An equine practitioner, he worked at the Pony Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla., and the Delaware Park Race Track in Wilmington, Del., following graduation. Dr. Prince then practiced in Oldwick, N.J. In 1998, he moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he taught at the University of Edinburgh for two years. During that time, Dr. Prince was honored by his students with the Professor-of-the-Year Award.

Donald I. Riddle

Dr. Riddle (TEX '50), 78, Paris, Texas, died Aug. 21, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1975, he was veterinary medical director of Armour Pharmaceutical Company's Animal Health Division in Omaha, Neb. From 1953-1973, Dr. Riddle owned a practice in Paris. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Dr. Riddle was a member of the Texas VMA, the Society for Theriogenology, and the American Brahman Breeders Association. His two daughters and a son survive him.

Morton S. Silberman

Dr. Silberman (GA '68), 70, Atlanta, died Aug. 4, 2003. Professor emeritus at Emory University, he was assistant director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center from 1988-1999. Early in his career, Dr. Silberman owned a consulting practice in Georgia. In 1976, he joined Emory University as associate professor of pathology, assistant professor of surgery, and university veterinarian in the Woodruff center. During his tenure at Emory, Dr. Silberman also served as director of governmental affairs in the Woodruff center and director of international affairs.

He was a contract veterinarian for the Atlanta Zoological Park from 1973-1981, and the zoo's M.S. Silberman Diagnostic Center is named in his honor. A member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Dr. Silberman served as its first executive director for 10 years. He was also a life member of the Georgia VMA and a member of the United States Animal Health Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners. He was named a scientific fellow of the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1999.

Dr. Silberman's wife, Joan; a daughter; a stepdaughter; and a stepson survive him.

Patricia A. Teer

Dr. Teer (AUB '59), 69, Auburn, Ala., died Oct. 9, 2003. She was professor emeritus at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine since 1990. At her retirement, the Pat Teer Award was established for students who demonstrate interest in the promotion of the human-animal bond. Dr. Teer bred and exhibited Weimaraners and German Shorthaired Pointers. She served on the board of directors of the Weimaraner Club of America and as health chairman for the breed for several years.

Memorials may be made to the Weimaraner Foundation Fund for Health Research, 19810 Gunpowder Road, Millers, MD 21102; or Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871.