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AVMA honor roll member


Wayne G. Benstead

Dr. Benstead (Minnesota '62), 86, Delavan, Wisconsin, died Aug. 10, 2019. He owned Delavan Small Animal Clinic from 1976-94. Earlier, Dr. Benstead practiced in South Wayne, Wisconsin. He was a past president of the Delavan Lions Club. Dr. Benstead served in the Army during the Korean War.

His two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Albert's Dog Lounge Rescue, N7285 Woodfield Lane, Whitewater, WI 53190, or Lakeland Animal Shelter, 3615 WI-67, Delavan, WI 53115.

John F. Ferrell

Dr. Ferrell (Cornell '58), 84, Leesburg, Virginia, died June 9, 2019. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, he co-founded the Experimental Pathology Laboratory in 1971 in Herndon, Virginia, providing pathology support to companies and government agencies, and EPL Pathology Archives Inc. in 1978 in Leesburg, providing biorepository services.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Ferrell served in the Army and was a chief pathologist for Hazelton Laboratories in Vienna, Virginia. He was a past president of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology, a past director of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and a member of the International Academy of Pathology, Society of Toxicology, and American College of Toxicology.

Dr. Ferrell's wife, Janis; two sons; two grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Lauren P. Flato

Dr. Flato (Pennsylvania '93), 52, Sunnyvale, California, died July 21, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, she owned Sit Stay Wag Dog Training, providing training and behavior modification services in the south San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Flato was certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and was a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and Pet Professional Guild.

Her husband, Steven, and her children survive her.

Woodrow W. Holland

Dr. Holland (Kansas State '56), 94, Erie, Kansas, died June 4, 2019. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Erie until retirement in 2013. Dr. Holland served in the Navy from 1941-43. An avid collector of plants and flowers, he donated extensive collections to the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and Pittsburgh State University.

Dr. Holland is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters and two sons; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Prairie Mission Retirement Village, 242 Carroll St., St. Paul, KS 66771; St. Francis Catholic Church Rectory, 208 Washington St., St. Paul, KS 66771; or Kindred Hospice, 1819 Main St., Parsons, KS 67357.

William H. Jernigan

Dr. Jernigan (Auburn '63), 87, Sebring, Florida, died Sept. 7, 2019. He was the founder of Sebring Animal Hospital, where he initially practiced mixed animal medicine, eventually transitioning to solely small animal medicine.

Dr. Jernigan was a member of the Florida VMA and the University of Florida Alumni Association. He was also active with the Boy Scouts of America and Sebring Rotary Club. Dr. Jernigan served in the Air Force. His wife, Marge; a son and a daughter; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Dr. Jernigan's son, Dr. Wm. Lawrence Jernigan (Florida '82), owns Sebring Animal Hospital.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870, or Rotary Club of Sebring Charities Inc., Band Scholarship Fund, c/o Bruce Lybarger, 226 S. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.

Richard J. Kratochvil

Dr. Kratochvil (Michigan State '52), 92, Traverse City, Michigan, died Aug. 18, 2019. He was the co-founder of Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital in Traverse City. Dr. Kratochvil retired in 1996.

A life member of the Michigan VMA, he served on its Ethics Committee from 1964-68. Dr. Kratochvil is survived by his wife, Jean, and five daughters.

Arthur J. Nestved

Dr. Nestved (Cornell '64), 85, Shelby, North Carolina, died July 5, 2019. He was an equine veterinarian. Dr. Nestved's wife, Joanne; four sons and three daughters; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother survive him.