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Jack N. Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong (Washington State ’60), 86, Carson City, Nevada, died July 3, 2016. He retired in 1996 as Nevada state veterinarian and chief of the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Industry. During his 25-year career with the NDA, Dr. Armstrong also served several years as supervisor of the Nevada Animal Disease Laboratory.

Following graduation, he owned a large animal practice in Livingston, Montana, for many years, followed by a research associateship he served at the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where he also pursued graduate studies in medical entomology. Dr. Armstrong was a member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, United States Animal Health Association, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Western States Livestock Health Association, and Nevada VMA.

In 1995, he received the Nevada Farm Bureau Silver Plow Award. Dr. Armstrong was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials toward the Nevada Youth Range Camp, with checks made payable to the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management, may be made to Nevada SRM, c/o Tim Rubald, President, 4591 Bigelow Drive, Carson City, NV 89701.

Gerald R. Donner

Dr. Donner (Brandeis Middlesex ’47), 92, Newtown, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 27, 2016. In 1955, he established East Brunswick Animal Hospital in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Prior to that, Dr. Donner worked in large animal medicine for the state of New Jersey.

His wife, Leila; three daughters; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

John D. Gregory

Dr. Gregory (Ohio State ’83), 60, Northfield, Ohio, died April 30, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he practiced at Slavic Village Animal Hospital in Cleveland for 27 years. Earlier, Dr. Gregory worked at Winona Veterinary Hospital in Winona, Ohio. His wife, Janice, and a daughter survive him.

Memorials may be made to Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, OH 44264.

E. Wynn Jones

Dr. Jones (London ’46), 91, Starkville, Mississippi, died April 8, 2016. He was professor emeritus at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine since 1992. Following graduation and after earning a doctorate in equine anesthesia from Cornell University in 1950, Dr. Jones returned to the United Kingdom and joined the faculty of the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences, where he served as a lecturer in surgery and published work on ruminant anesthesia.

In 1954, he was appointed assistant professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University’s newly established veterinary college. Dr. Jones went on to serve as professor and director of veterinary research and graduate education at the college, helping to found the anaplasmosis laboratory at the university. He was later named professor emeritus of the veterinary college.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Jones joined the Mississippi State University faculty, where he was involved in the design of the facilities and program planning for the veterinary college. During his tenure, he served as professor, acting dean and vice dean of the college, and coordinator of clinical and biomedical research.

Known for making early contributions to the development of veterinary anesthesiology in the United States, Dr. Jones co-authored the textbook Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. He was a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a founding diplomate and a past president of what is now known as the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, an honorary diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia, and a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Jones was an affiliate member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists, British Veterinary Association, Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Mississippi VMA, American Academy of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Society of Quality Assurance.

In 1973, he was a co-recipient of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers’ Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for the development of a fluidically controlled ventilator that could also be used for sterilization procedures in animals, and the society’s Wonders of Engineering Award for the design of a fluidic controller for an external heart massage device. In 2016, Dr. Jones posthumously received the ACVAA Career Achievement Award (see IVECCS article).

Dr. Jones is survived by his daughter and granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Gregor L. Morgan

Dr. Morgan (Massey ’76), 64, Stillwater, Oklahoma, died Aug. 14, 2016. After earning his veterinary degree and a master’s in reproductive physiology (1978), both from Massey University in New Zealand, he moved to Stillwater, where he completed a residency in theriogenology and earned his doctorate in reproductive physiology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Morgan then began his more than 30-year teaching career at the university’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, focusing on production medicine and theriogenology.

During his tenure, he also served 22 years as chief of the food animal medicine section. A diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, Dr. Morgan was known for his expertise in embryo transfer in horses and cattle. He was a member of the Society for Theriogenology, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and American Embryo Transfer Association.

Dr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Dr. Sandra Morgan (Oklahoma State ’80), a retired toxicologist and instructor at Oklahoma State University; two sons; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 W. Wilshire Blvd. #109, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, or OSU College of Veterinary Health Sciences Student Scholarships (with checks made payable to the OSU Foundation), Oklahoma State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076.

John A. Newman Sr.

Dr. Newman (Minnesota ’61), 82, Peachtree City, Georgia, died Aug. 6, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Southview Animal Hospital in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, prior to retirement. Dr. Newman’s wife, Esther; three daughters and a son; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren survive him.

David D. Roberts

Dr. Roberts (Missouri ’86), 54, Glencoe, Missouri, died May 12, 2016. A diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, he was the founder of Manchester West Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in Ellisville, Missouri. Early in his career, Dr. Roberts worked in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Missouri and Greater St. Louis VMAs.

Dr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Sharon. Memorials toward the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary may be made to The Scott Foundation, Attn: Donations Department, 1065 Executive Parkway, Creve Couer, MO 63141.

Glen P. Rouse

Dr. Rouse (Minnesota ’72), 68, Sedalia, Colorado, died July 28, 2016. He co-owned Colorado Veterinary Specialists and Animal ER in Littleton, Colorado, with his wife, Dr. Peg Wykes (Colorado State ’79), until 2012. During his career, Dr. Rouse developed a surgical procedure using pins and cement for spinal stabilization in small animals. Early on, Dr. Rouse worked at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In retirement, he farmed and bred Red Angus cattle. He was a member of the Colorado VMA and Denver Area VMS. Dr. Rouse is survived by his wife. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 189, Sedalia, CO 80135.


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