Published on September 15, 2010
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Walter A. Bonnett

Dr. Bonnett (MIN '54), 88, Edina, Minn., died June 25, 2010. A retired small animal practitioner, he was the founder of Edina Pet Hospital; Southdale Pet Hospital in Southdale, Minn.; Flying Cloud Animal Hospital in Eden Prairie, Minn.; and Eagan Pet Hospital in Eagan, Minn. Dr. Bonnett was a past president of the Minnesota VMA and a 45-year member of the Edina Rotary Club. He served in the Navy during World War II. Dr. Bonnett's wife, Mary; a son; and a daughter survive him.

A.L. Bullock

Dr. Bullock (COL '48), 86, Newcastle, Calif., died April 9, 2010. He established Fairgate Veterinary Clinic in Auburn, Calif., in 1952. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bullock practiced in Grants Pass, Ore. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Dr. Bullock is survived by two stepdaughters and a stepson. Memorials may be made to the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville, CA 95678.

Phillip D. Jackson

Dr. Jackson (COL '74), 67, Colorado Springs, Colo., died July 22, 2010. He owned a mobile equine practice, focusing on dentistry. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson was a partner at Airway Veterinary Hospital, a mixed practice in Colorado Springs, and worked for the state of Colorado. He was a member of the Colorado VMA. Dr. Jackson was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He is survived by his wife, Jill Ader, and a daughter.

DuBois L. Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins (COR '43), 89, Catskill, N.Y., died March 13, 2010. Prior to retirement in 2008, he practiced at Catskill Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice he founded in 1958. Following graduation, Dr. Jenkins served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II, retiring as a major in 1946. He then moved to Catskill, where he practiced mostly large animal medicine prior to establishing his practice. Dr. Jenkins was a past president of the Hudson Valley VMS and a past executive board member of the New York State VMS. Active in civic life, he was a member of the Rotary Club. Dr. Jenkins' wife, Doris; a daughter; and two sons survive him. One son, Dr. David H. Jenkins (COR '77), owns Catskill Animal Hospital.

Vader M. Loomis

Dr. Loomis (COR '50), 90, Waynesboro, Pa., died April 23, 2010. From 1977 until retirement in the late 1980s, he served as a consultant in drug inspection for Shotwell and Carr in Texas. Dr. Loomis began his career as an inspector with the Department of Agriculture. He then worked for the Food and Drug Administration, inspecting domestic and imported drugs. Dr. Loomis was a member of the Western Maryland VMA and National Association of Retired Federal Employees and served on the Regional Pennsylvania Council of Aging. An Army veteran of World War II, he was also a member of the American Legion. Dr. Loomis is survived by his wife, Emma; three daughters; and two sons. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Home Care/Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Robert D. Mackereth

Dr. Mackereth (ISU '43), 89, Annandale, Minn., died Jan. 23, 2010. Prior to retirement, he practiced large animal medicine in central Minnesota. Dr. Mackereth was a member of the Minnesota VMA and a charter member of the Annandale Lions Club. His wife, Marsella; six sons; and a daughter survive him.

Arthur B. Magnusson

Dr. Magnusson (ISU '45), 96, Missoula, Mont., died July 27, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1977, he was in mixed animal practice in Blooming Prairie, Minn., for more than 30 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Magnusson worked at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne. In retirement, he served as a relief veterinarian, inspected and tested cattle at the Missoula Livestock Auction, and served as secretary of the Montana VMA. Dr. Magnusson represented District VI on the AVMA Executive Board from 1972-1976. He was a past president of the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board and Minnesota VMA. Dr. Magnusson served as mayor of Blooming Prairie and was twice honored as Minnesota Tree Farmer of the Year. He is survived by three daughters and three sons. Dr. Magnusson's son, Dr. Roger A. Magnusson (MIN '69), is an equine practitioner in La Grange, Ky. Another son, Dr. Dale A. Magnusson (MIN '75), practices mixed animal medicine in Hudson, Wis. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Vandell E. Snow

Dr. Snow (CAL '78), 58, Santa Ynez, Calif., died April 8, 2010. An equine veterinarian, he owned Santa Lucia Farm, focusing on horse lameness and reproduction. Dr. Snow had a special interest in hoof care and was known for his expertise in shock wave therapy to treat soft-tissue injuries and stress fractures in horses. Earlier in his career, he served as a veterinarian at Flag is Up Farms in Solvang, Calif. In 1996, Dr. Snow authored the visual image monograph "Sectional Anatomy of the Equine Digit with MRI." He also contributed to the text "Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse." Dr. Snow is survived by six children.

Carolyn R. Sutton

Dr. Sutton (KSU '73), 62, Grenola, Kan., died June 21, 2010. She was a field veterinarian with the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service since 1986. Earlier in her career, Dr. Sutton owned a mixed animal practice in Sedan, Kan. Her husband, Edgar; two daughters; and a son survive her. One daughter, Dr. Robyn L. Sutton (KSU '04), is a mixed animal practitioner in Blackwell, Okla. Memorials may be made to the Coco Sutton Memorial Scholarship, First National Bank of Sedan, P.O. Box E, Sedan, KS 67361.


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