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AVMA honor roll member


Gary J. Bennett

Dr. Bennett (Perugia '80), 66, Potsdam, New York, died May 18, 2018. Following graduation from the University of Perugia in Italy, he practiced large animal medicine in Madrid, New York, for two years. Dr. Bennett then joined the veterinary faculty at Cornell University, where he served as a field veterinarian for 30 years. During that time, he also worked as a relief veterinarian in the area. Dr. Bennett most recently practiced small animal medicine part time at Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Potsdam. He was a member of the Potsdam Humane Society and State University of New York-Canton Veterinary Technology Advisory Board, and was a past regional representative of the New York State VMS. Dr. Bennett's wife, Patty; a son and two daughters; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676; Potsdam Booster Club, 29 Leroy St., Potsdam, NY 13676; or North Country Public Radio, 80 East Main St., Canton, NY 13617.

Joel R. Bigger

Dr. Bigger (Pennsylvania '79), 67, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 5, 2018. Following graduation, he joined Avalon Veterinary Hospital in Avalon, Pennsylvania, where he practiced small animal medicine for 35 years until retirement in 2014. Dr. Bigger was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and a past secretary-treasurer of the Western Pennsylvania VMA. His wife, Peggi; two sons; two grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Spencer and Friend Animal Rescue Inc., 515 California Ave., Avalon, PA 15202, or Kinetic Theatre, P.O. Box 9246, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

Robert M. Claflin

Dr. Claflin (Michigan State '52), 96, Indianapolis, died April 27, 2018. He was a professor and an associate dean emeritus at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Claflin joined Purdue's faculty and shortly thereafter was named head of what was then the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Pathology, and Public Health. He subsequently helped establish the university's veterinary college in 1959. During his tenure, Dr. Claflin served as a professor of veterinary pathology and associate dean of academic affairs, retiring in 1988. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dr. Claflin's two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and a brother survive him. Memorials toward the Ludington Rotary Club's STRIVE mentoring and scholarship program may be sent to P.O. Box 149, Ludington, MI 49431.

Allen W. Hahn

Dr. Hahn (Missouri '58), 84, Columbia, Missouri, died March 20, 2018. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he was professor emeritus at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Hahn served as a research assistant at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He subsequently worked as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, while pursuing and earning his master's (1964), and, later, his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Drexel University. In 1969, Dr. Hahn joined the veterinary faculty of the University of Missouri, retiring in 2000. During his tenure, he taught veterinary informatics and conducted research at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. In 1993, Dr. Hahn received the University of Missouri Faculty Alumni Award, and, in 2001, he was the recipient of the Mizzou Alumni Association's Henry S. Geyer Award for public service to higher education. He served on the former AVMA Committee on Veterinary Medical Informatics, and was a past president of the American Academy of Veterinary Informatics and the Veterinary Medical Database. Dr. Hahn's wife, Joan; two sons and a daughter; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild survive him. Memorials, toward cardiology research, may be made to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211; American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 105, Columbia, MO 65202; or Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.

Robert D. Marquis III

Dr. Marquis (Missouri '78), 67, Glade Park, Colorado, died May 11, 2018. In 1983, he established Tiara Rado Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Earlier in his career, Dr. Marquis worked in New York, Vermont, Missouri, and Kansas. He volunteered with the Mesa County Search and Rescue Team. Dr. Marquis is survived by his wife, Burdette; a son and a stepdaughter; three grandchildren; and a brother and a sister. Memorials toward The Marquis Miracle Fund, helping pet owners with limited means to afford medical care for their pets, may be made to Tiara Rado Animal Hospital, 2245 3/4 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507.

Earl H. McCauley

Dr. McCauley (Minnesota '66), 84, Bozeman, Montana, died June 11, 2018. He began his career practicing mixed animal medicine in Petaluma, California. In 1971, Dr. McCauley joined the large animal faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure, he established and administered an externship program for fourth-year students in field training, and he identified and conducted research on dietary iodide toxicity in cattle. Dr. McCauley later moved to Big Timber, Montana, where he owned and operated a beef cattle ranch, remaining on the adjunct faculty of the University of Minnesota veterinary college. He consulted for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Agriculture, and Food and Agriculture Organization. Dr. McCauley was a veteran of the Air Force.

His wife, Sue; a son and a daughter; four grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 123 Williams St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038, or Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 2118 S. 3rd Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715.

John S.J. Morehead

Dr. Morehead (Louisiana State '97), 46, Brooklyn, New York, died Feb. 11, 2018. He practiced small animal medicine at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn. Dr. Morehead's wife, Shawn; two daughters; his parents; and two brothers survive him. One brother, Dr. Samuel Morehead (Louisiana State '02), is a small animal veterinarian in Leander, Texas.

Gary L. Page

Dr. Page (Ohio State '72), 71, Colchester, Vermont, died May 14, 2018. He was the founder of Malletts Bay Veterinary Hospital in Colchester, where he practiced small animal medicine prior to retirement in 2011, when his son Dr. Dustin J. Page (Tennessee '11) took over the practice. Dr. Gary Page was a life member of the Vermont VMA. He is survived by his wife, Susan; his son and a daughter; four grandchildren; and a brother and a sister. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Edward C. Schroeder

Dr. Schroeder (Michigan State '57), 85, Tallahassee, Florida, died April 13, 2018. A diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, he served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1979 until retirement in 1997. During his tenure, Dr. Schroeder held multiple associate professorships and directed the university's Office of Laboratory Animal Care. Earlier in his career, he owned mixed animal practices in Michigan at Brown City and Southfield, and he served as director of laboratory animals at Florida State University. Dr. Schroeder was a past director of the Michigan VMA. He is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters and a son; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother. Memorials may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Grace Lutheran Church, 2919 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Janet D. Veit

Dr. Veit (Minnesota '96), 48, La Crescent, Minnesota, died May 20, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at Hillside Animal Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Veit was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Coulee Region VMAs. She taught classes in pet first aid for the American Red Cross and 4-H clubs, and she was active with the American Pointer Club and Vizsla Club of America. Dr. Veit is survived by two sisters and four brothers. Memorials toward the Dr. Janet Veit Scholarship Fund at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine may be made c/o Hillside Animal Hospital, W5706 State Highway 33 Trunk, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Theodore J. Vogelweid

Dr. Vogelweid (Missouri '51), 99, Moberly, Missouri, died May 26, 2018. He owned a mixed animal practice in Moberly for almost 60 years prior to retirement in 2011. Dr. Vogelweid also served as veterinarian for the Moberly Health Department. He was a past president of the Missouri VMA, served on the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, and was a member of the Northeast Missouri VMA. Dr. Vogelweid was also a past president of the Randolph County Health Council. He served in the Army from 1941-45, during World War II, and was awarded two Bronze Service Stars, a Good Conduct Ribbon, and a Purple Heart.

Dr. Vogelweid's two sons, a daughter, a grandchild, a great-grandchild, and a brother survive him. His daughter-in-law, Dr. Catherine Vogelweid (Missouri '80), is a member of the veterinary faculty at the University of Missouri. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076; Central Missouri Honor Flight (providing transportation for American veterans to memorials in Washington, D.C.), 1400 Forum Blvd. Suite 7A, Box 334, Columbia, MO 65203; or University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, S235 School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.