Published on
information-circle This article is more than 3 years old

AVMA member

AVMA honor roll member


Ignatius W. Adams

Dr. Adams (Pennsylvania '58), 89, Surfside, Florida, died June 16, 2018. He practiced in Miami for more than 40 years. Dr. Adams also established an emergency clinic in Miami and served as head veterinarian for the Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters and a son; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Women's Relief Association, c/o Karen Davis, Treasurer, 384 NE 94th St., Miami Shores, FL 33138.

Sidney N. Allen

Dr. Allen (Texas A&M '58), 84, Nashville, Tennessee, died March 24, 2018. In 1998, he co-founded Rapha International, a humanitarian organization in Fort Worth, Texas, shipping medicine, food, and relief supplies worldwide. In 2010, Rapha International merged with Healing Hands International, a ministry based in Nashville, continuing to provide assistance to people in need. Earlier in his career, Dr. Allen served in the Air Force and Army Veterinary Corps, worked for the Department of Agriculture, and served as an agricultural missionary to South Korea. His wife, Jenetta; a daughter and two sons; and eight grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Healing Hands International, 455 McNally Drive, Nashville, TN 37211, or Western Hills Church of Christ, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209.

Louis T. Anderson III

Dr. Anderson (Auburn '67), 76, Waverly, Tennessee, died Jan. 22, 2018. A mixed animal veterinarian, he founded Waverly Animal Clinic in 1968. Dr. Anderson also established clinics in two neighboring counties. He was a past president of the Tennessee VMA, represented Tennessee as delegate and alternate delegate on the AVMA House of Delegates, and was a past chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee. Dr. Anderson also served on the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and AVMA Political Action Committee. In 1990, he received the TVMA Distinguished Service Award. Active in his community, Dr. Anderson was a past Waverly city councilman and a past commissioner for Humphreys County. His wife, Ruth; a son and a daughter; four grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Waverly Animal Shelter, 108 Young Road, Waverly, TN 37185.

Robert L. Butchofsky

Dr. Butchofsky (Texas A&M '46), 94, Ruidoso, New Mexico, died May 17, 2018. He was the founder of Animal Clinic in El Paso, Texas, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for 40 years. Dr. Butchofsky also bred and raised Greyhounds and Thoroughbreds. He was a co-founder and lifetime member of the El Paso VMA.

In 1975, the English Springer Spaniel Association of El Paso named him Veterinarian of the Year, and, in 2005, he received the El Paso VMA's first Veterinary Legend of the Southwest Award. Early in his career, Dr. Butchofsky practiced in Lafayette, Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife, Marci; a daughter and a son; and two grandchildren. Memorials, with the memo line of the check notated to the EPVMA Scholarship/Robert Lee Butchofsky, and made payable to the Texas A&M Foundation, may be mailed to the East El Paso Veterinary Hospital, 3370 Wedgewood Drive, El Paso, TX 79925.

Julius F. Frank

Dr. Frank (Guelph '45), 96, Brockville, Ontario, died Jan. 5, 2018. Prior to retirement in 1978, he worked for the Canadian Department of Agriculture for more than two decades. During that time, Dr. Frank directed its animal disease research institute and, later, its animal pathology division with laboratories nationwide. In retirement, he led projects for the former Canadian International Development Agency, United Nations University, World Health Organization, and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture.

Dr. Frank was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and a past chair of the editorial board of the Canadian Veterinary Journal and what is now known as the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. He was a past executive board member of the Canadian VMA and Canadian Animal Health Institute and a member of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Dr. Frank received a Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967 and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three daughters and a son; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister. Memorials toward the Rotary Foundation may be made to the Rotary Club of Brockville, c/o Brockville Country Club, 1548 King Street W., Brockville, Ontario, Canada K6V 5T7, or Rotary Club of West Ottawa, 359 Kent St., Suite 503, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P OR6.

George Jordan

Dr. Jordan (Cornell '58), 83, Centereach, New York, died Feb. 13, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Centereach Animal Hospital from 1961 until retirement in 1999. Prior to that, Dr. Jordan practiced at North Shore Animal Hospital in Bayside, New York. His wife, Bette, survives him. Memorials may be made to Anatomy Gifts Registry, 7522 Connelley Drive, Suite M, Hanover, MD 21076.

William T. Moseley

Dr. Moseley (Texas A&M '46), 95, San Benito, Texas, died April 29, 2018. He was the founder of Arroyo Animal Hospital in Harlingen, Texas, where he practiced small animal medicine until retirement. Earlier in his career, Dr. Moseley traveled to Europe as part of a United Nations mission, caring for horses being transported there; looked after cattle and horses at the King Ranch in south Texas; worked in Mexico, helping eradicate foot-and-mouth disease; and practiced in Weslaco, Texas. He was active with the North Harlingen Rotary Club and volunteered with the Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry.

Dr. Moseley is survived by his wife, Eloise; two daughters; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry, P.O. Box 937, Harlingen, TX 78551; Culture of Life Ministries, P.O. Box 533162, Harlingen, TX 78553; or Humane Society of Harlingen, 1106 Markowsky Ave., Harlingen, TX 78550.

Kenneth R. Rayner

Dr. Rayner (Iowa State '58), 91, New London, Iowa, died April 16, 2018. He owned a mixed animal practice in New London from 1958-96. Dr. Rayner was a past secretary-treasurer of the Southeast Iowa VMA. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. Dr. Rayner is survived by his wife, Marianne; three children; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Notify JAVMA within six months of a death via a toll-free phone call to 800-248-2862, ext. 6754; email to newsatavma [dot] org (news[at]avma[dot]org); or fax to 847-925-9329.