AVMA honor roll member
Stanley R. Agenbroad
Dr. Agenbroad (Kansas ’62), 87, Emmett, Idaho, died April 19, 2014. He practiced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1965-1986. Earlier in his career, Dr. Agenbroad worked in Idaho at Nampa and Twin Falls. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and a member of the American Legion. Dr. Agenbroad is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three sons and a daughter; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Freemont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.
Philip H. Berends
Dr. Berends (Minnesota ’70), 69, St. Charles, Minnesota, died May 27, 2014. A mixed animal veterinarian, he was a partner at St. Charles Veterinary Clinic prior to retirement in 2011. Dr. Berends served several years on the St. Charles School Board and Foundation for Academic Excellence Board. His wife, Barbara; a daughter and two sons; and six grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1900 E. 6th St., St. Charles, MN 55972; or St. Charles Foundation for Academic Excellence, 600 E. 6th St., St. Charles, MN 55972.
Kenneth C. Bovee
Dr. Bovee (Ohio ’61), 77, Deer Isle, Maine, died May 23, 2014. A past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he was professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine since 1998. Dr. Bovee joined the veterinary faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as an associate professor in the mid-1960s. During his tenure at the university, he served as chief of medical studies, chaired the Department of Clinical Studies, and was honored with the first Henry and Corinne R. Bower Chair in Medicine. Dr. Bovee was also a member of the university’s Faculty Senate and Academic Planning and Budget Committee and chaired the Graduate Group in Comparative Medical Sciences.
Known for his expertise in small animal urology and veterinary nephrology, he wrote the book “Canine Nephrology” and received the Ralston Purina Small Animal Research Award in 1980. Dr. Bovee was a member of the American and International societies of nephrology, American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association, and College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, Terry, and two sons. One son, Dr. Brad Bovee (Pennsylvania ’92), is a small animal veterinarian in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S. 17th St., #800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Walter R. Chace Jr.
Dr. Chace (Iowa ’52), 88, Laurel, Nebraska, died April 23, 2014. He was a mixed animal practitioner in Laurel. Dr. Chace served in the Navy during World War II. His wife, Alice; three daughters and a son; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren survive him.
James R. Collins
Dr. Collins (Iowa ’60), 78, Dixon, Ill., died May 2, 2014. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Dixon Veterinary Clinic for 38 years prior to retirement. Dr. Collins was a past president of the American Embryo Transfer Association and Mississippi Valley VMA and a member of the Illinois State VMA. He served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps.
Dr. Collins is survived by his wife, Ellabeth; a son and two daughters; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011; or First United Methodist Church, S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.
Otho C. Collins
Dr. Collins (Texas ’52), 89, Midland, Texas, died April 23, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, he owned a practice in Midland for 33 years. After that, Dr. Collins served as a relief veterinarian for 24 years. He was a member of the Texas and Permian Basin VMAs.
An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Collins earned a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Award and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His wife, Frances; two sons and two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Midland Christian School, 2001 Hughes, Midland, TX 79705; or Home Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.
Rae L. Cupp
Dr. Cupp (Ross ’05), 53, Holly Springs, North Carolina, died March 8, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at VCA Animal Hospital in Apex, North Carolina. Earlier in her career, Dr. Cupp worked at Colerain Animal Hospital in Cincinnati. Memorials, with the memo line of the check notated to “Rae Lynn Cupp,” may be made to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.
Richard D. Elliott
Dr. Elliott (Kansas ’50), 89, Lone Tree, Iowa, died April 8, 2014. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned a practice in Lone Tree until retirement in 1989. Earlier in his career, Dr. Elliott worked in Riverside, Iowa. He was a life member of the Iowa VMA and a member of the Lone Tree School Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Masons. Dr. Elliott served in the Air Force during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. His wife, Grace; two daughters and a son; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren survive him.
J. Ross Fleetwood Jr.
Dr. Fleetwood (Missouri ’68), 74, Montgomery City, Missouri, died April 30, 2014. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Montgomery City Animal Clinic for 46 years. Dr. Fleetwood was a lifetime member of the Missouri and Northeast Missouri VMAs and a past president of the Montgomery County Fair Society and Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two sons; two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandsons.
Floyd L. Gunn
Dr. Gunn (Texas ’43), 94, College Station, Texas, died May 10, 2014. He served on the faculty of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences from 1966 until retirement in 1982. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gunn was in private practice in La Grange, Texas. His two sons and a daughter; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Dr. Floyd Gunn Scholarship Fund may be made to the Office of the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, TAMU Mail Stop 4461, College Station, TX 77843.
Dr. Hubben (Pennsylvania ’53), 84, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, died May 3, 2014. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, he retired in 1989 as director of safety evaluation with Imperial Chemical Industries Americas Inc., in Wilmington, Delaware. Following graduation, Dr. Hubben worked briefly in Danville, Pennsylvania. From 1954-1956, he served with the rank of first lieutenant in the Air Force Veterinary Corps as base veterinarian and preventive medicine officer in Japan. Dr. Hubben then joined the veterinary faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1967. During his tenure, he worked in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s poultry diagnostic laboratory, earned his master’s in veterinary pathology, served as an instructor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, and was an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Biology.
In 1967, Dr. Hubben joined Atlas Chemical Industries, later acquired by ICI, as manager of the pathology section in Wilmington. In 1969, he became manager of the safety evaluation section, and in 1979, was named director.
In retirement, Dr. Hubben worked part time as a consultant with Pathology Associates International in Frederick, Maryland, for 10 years. He was a past secretary-treasurer of the Delaware VMA and a member of the Pennsylvania VMA, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology, Society of Pharmacological and Environmental Pathologists, and Society of Toxicologic Pathologists. Dr. Hubben was also a member of the American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicologists and New York Academy of Sciences.
His wife, Carol; four sons and two daughters; and three grandsons and three granddaughters survive him. Memorials toward the Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund may be made to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Jean Suta, 427 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Margaret J. Mason
Dr. Mason (Colorado ’83), 57, Carpinteria, California, died Jan. 15, 2014. She owned House Call for Pets, a mobile practice serving the Santa Barbara area of California. Following graduation, Dr. Mason worked at the Lovelace Research Institute in New Mexico. She moved to California in 1987 and earned a master’s in immunopathology from the University of New Mexico Medical School in 1989. During her career in California, Dr. Mason also practiced at Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital and served as a relief veterinarian. Memorials in her name may be made to ASAP Cat Shelter, 5473 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.
Ralph W. McGrew
Dr. McGrew (Illinois ’73), 69, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, died March 5, 2014. Prior to retirement, he owned Ridglan Animal Care Systems and Ridglan Farms in Mount Horeb. Earlier in his career, Dr. McGrew owned Mount Horeb Animal Clinic, a mixed animal practice. He was a member of the Wisconsin VMA and American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Dr. McGrew served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son and a daughter; and three grandchildren.
Jack L. Nunnery
Dr. Nunnery (Auburn ’55), 85, Magnolia, Mississippi, died Feb. 23, 2014. He owned a mixed animal practice in Magnolia for 58 years, prior to retirement. Dr. Nunnery also served as a preceptor instructor for the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for several years. He was a past president of the Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine and Mississippi VMA and a past member of the former AVMA Committee on Wellness.
In 1985, Dr. Nunnery was named Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year, and, in 2001, he received the MVMA Service Award and was inducted into the MVMA Hall of Fame. Dr. Nunnery was honored with an Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2011. That same year, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the McComb Enterprise-Journal. Dr. Nunnery’s wife, Sue; six children; and nine grandchildren survive him.
David W. Rozanski
Dr. Rozanski (Ohio ’99), 49, Carteret, New Jersey, died Feb. 23, 2014. During his career, he practiced small animal medicine in Toledo, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, 140 Emerson St., Carteret, NJ 07008.
Kurt A. Schilling
Dr. Schilling (Pennsylvania ’54), 89, Woodland Hills, California, died May 1, 2014. A small animal practitioner, he owned Tarzana Pet Clinic in Tarzana, California, for more than 40 years. Dr. Schilling was a member of the Tarzana Encino Rotary Club. His wife, Lois; a daughter; and three grandsons survive him.
Tommy D. Williams
Dr. Williams (Texas ’56), 79, Shreveport, Louisiana, died April 17, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, he founded North Shreveport Animal Hospital, where he practiced until retirement in 2013. Earlier in his career, Dr. Williams owned Agurs Animal Clinic. He was a past member of the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine and a past president of the Louisiana VMA. Dr. Williams is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons and a daughter; an adopted son; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Jonita K. Woodbridge
Dr. Woodbridge (Iowa ’80), 58, Sioux City, Iowa, died May 15, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at Elk Creek Animal Hospital in Sioux City for 24 years. Dr. Woodbridge also served as the veterinarian for the Woodbury County Fair pet and cat shows. Earlier in her career, she worked in Illinois for several years. Dr. Woodbridge was a member of the Interstate VMA, serving in several leadership positions. She was active with the 4-H Club and Boy Scouts and received a District Award of Merit from the latter for her service.
Dr. Woodbridge is survived by her husband, Alan Jacobsen, and three sons. Her brother, Dr. Rick J. Woodbridge (Kansas ’75), works for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Dr. Woodbridge’s father, the late Dr. John P. Woodbridge (Kansas ’46), was a large animal practitioner in Pierson, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106; Iowa 4-H Foundation, Extension 4-H Youth Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011; or June E. Nylen Cancer Center, 230 Nebraska St., Sioux City, IA 51101.
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