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April 01, 2020


Published on March 11, 2020

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Susan N. Begg

Dr. Begg (Cornell ’76), 69, Ithaca, New York, died Sept. 15, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, she worked a few years in Buffalo, New York, following graduation. Dr. Begg then practiced at Briar Patch Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca. She subsequently established Vet Express, a mobile practice.

In later years, Dr. Begg served as a firefighter and worked in the Merchant Marine. Memorials may be made to Ithaca Community Recovery, 518 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Damon R. Campbell

Dr. Campbell (Texas A&M ’59), 84, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, died Oct. 10, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Campbell was a member of the Kentucky VMA. He was active with the Christian Veterinary Mission and traveled to Indonesia and New Guinea on behalf of the mission. Dr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons and a daughter; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship, P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653.

Karen B. Campbell

Dr. Campbell (Georgia ’68), 76, Union Mills, North Carolina, died Nov. 15, 2019. She owned a small animal practice in West Friendship, Maryland, and managed the large animal practice belonging to her husband, Dr. Donald Campbell (Georgia ’68), also located in West Friendship. During her career, Dr. Campbell worked for a brief period at the Food and Drug Administration outside Washington, D.C. She retired in 2002.

An advocate for education, Dr. Campbell was a past president of the Parent Teacher Association Council of Howard County, served on the board of directors of the Maryland Parent Teacher Association, and was elected to two six-year terms on the Howard County Board of Education. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and a son, 12 grandchildren, and a brother and a sister.

Keith A. Clark

Dr. Clark (Texas A&M ’65), 76, Calvert, Texas, died Oct 6, 2019. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he served as director of the Zoonosis Control Division for what is now known as the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin, Texas, prior to retirement. During his career, Dr. Clark also served as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University and owned a mixed animal practice in Marble Falls, Texas.

In 1990, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society honored him with an honorary diploma. In 1997, he received the AVMA Public Service Award. Dr. Clark was a veteran of the Air Force Veterinary Corps and Army Reserve, attaining the rank of colonel in the Army Reserve. His wife, Tammy; three sons and three daughters; 15 grandchildren; and a sister survive him.

Tracy B. Connelly

Dr. Connelly (Mississippi State ’98), 47, Flowood, Mississippi, died Oct. 4, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced in Mississippi at Jackson and Flowood. Dr. Connelly’s husband, John; two sons; and her parents survive her. Memorials, to fund ministries for special needs children or to Joni and Friends Mississippi, an organization providing outreach programs, may be sent to First Baptist Church of Jackson, 431 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39201.

Louis A. Corwin Jr.

Dr. Corwin (Colorado State ’52), 93, Columbia, Missouri, died Dec. 13, 2019. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, he was a professor of radiology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine for almost 30 years. Dr. Corwin also conducted research on bone cancer. In later years, he worked in radiology for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

Dr. Corwin served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; five daughters and four sons; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St., Columbia, MO 65201, or made to Second Chance, an animal rescue organization, and sent to P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, MO 65205.

Michael S. Garvey

Dr. Garvey (Illinois ’74), 69, Westhampton, New York, died Jan. 6, 2020. Following graduation, he was in private practice in Chicago for a year. Dr. Garvey then moved to New York City, where he completed an internship and a residency in internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center. In 1981, he was named chairman of the AMC Department of Medicine. From 1997 until retirement in 2007, Dr. Garvey served as director of the AMC E&M Bobst Hospital and chaired the AMC Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Dr. Garvey was a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and a diplomate and a past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He was also a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, a past vice president of the ACVECC, and a past AAVC delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11, Dr. Garvey served as the AMC emergency medical contact and medical liaison. Dr. Garvey was the sole veterinarian appointed to the New York City Task Force on Biological Terrorism, also serving as veterinarian for the New York Police Department.

During his career, he received several honors, including outstanding service awards from the VMA of New York City and New York State Veterinary Medical Society. He was also recognized for his care of the search and rescue dogs at the WTC disaster site by the Long Island VMA, VMA of NYC, and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 2006, Dr. Garvey was the second recipient of the AAVC Jack W. Judy Distinguished Service Award. In 2009, he was honored with the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Garvey co-authored the books “The Veterinarians’ Guide to your Dog’s Symptoms” and “The Veterinarians’ Guide to your Cat’s Symptoms.” He is survived by his brother.

Kenneth S. Harris

Dr. Harris (Iowa State ’67), 76, South English, Iowa, died Nov. 24, 2019. Primarily a large animal practitioner, he worked as a mobile veterinarian for Thomas Veterinary Clinic in Ottumwa, Iowa, and Sigourney Veterinary Clinic in Sigourney, Iowa, serving surrounding counties. Dr. Harris also served as veterinarian for the Kalona Sales Barn horse sales for several years. Early in his career, he practiced in Texas, Arkansas, and Minnesota.

Dr. Harris is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; six grandchildren; and a brother. Memorials may be made to English Valley Care Center, 150 W. Washington St., North English, IA 52316; Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50010; or Essence of Life Hospice, 3207 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203.

Annie H. Logan

Dr. Logan (Missouri ’90), 57, Harvard, Illinois, died Oct. 21, 2019. She owned Animal Natural Healing Arts in Harvard, focusing on equine and holistic medicine. Earlier in her career, Dr. Logan was in general practice in the St. Louis area of Missouri for several years. Her husband, Chris O’Boyle, and two sisters and a brother survive her. Memorials may be made to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO 65211; Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098; or Hospital of Special Surgery, 535 E. 70th St., New York, NY 10021, with donations to the hospital directed toward scoliosis research.

Teresa B. Marshall

Dr. Marshall (Florida ’87), 64, Fairhope, Alabama, died Oct. 21, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, she owned Lillian Veterinary Hospital in Lillian, Alabama. Following graduation, Dr. Marshall owned Downtown Animal Clinic in Fairhope for many years. After doing relief work for a while, Dr. Marshall established Lillian Veterinary Hospital. She was also the founder of The Haven, a no-kill animal shelter in Fairhope. Dr. Marshall is survived by  her husband, Joe; a daughter and a son; and a brother. Memorials may be made to The Haven, 559 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532.

Carl E. Rogge

Dr. Rogge (Pennsylvania ’69), 77, Severna Park, Maryland, died Sept. 23, 2019. A mixed animal veterinarian, he was the founder of Severna Park Veterinary Hospital, subsequently establishing two more practices in the area, including Benfield Village Veterinary Hospital. During his career, Dr. Rogge also served several times as veterinarian for the Iditarod event in Alaska, providing care for the sled dogs; was director of the veterinary division at Dynasplint, a company in Severna Park manufacturing splints used for motion rehabilitation; and worked with horses at the Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and at an equine center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He was a past president of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, being named Business Person of the Year in 1995. Dr. Rogge’s wife, Brenda; two sons; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark Ministry, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146.

Darrel D. Sampson

Dr. Sampson (Iowa State ’66), 79, Prophetstown, Illinois, died Aug. 13, 2019. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Prophetstown until retirement in 2004. Dr. Sampson served on the Prophetstown City Council and was a member of the Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Glenda; a daughter and two sons; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four brothers and four sisters.

Paul E. Thorpe

Dr. Thorpe (California-Davis ’74), 79, Edgewater, Florida, died Nov. 18, 2019. He owned an equine practice in Lexington, Kentucky, prior to retirement a few years ago. Prior to that, Dr. Thorpe worked more than 30 years at what is now known as the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington. Known for his expertise in colic surgeries on Thoroughbreds, he developed colopexy surgery and a technique for treating dystocia. Dr. Thorpe helped design and plan the surgery room at Hagyard and treated several famous Thoroughbreds during his career, including the stallion Nureyev.

A veteran of the Navy, he served during the Vietnam War. Dr. Thorpe’s wife, Teresa; two daughters and a son; six grandchildren; and a brother and a sister survive him.

Matthew J. Van Zwieten

Dr. Van Zwieten (California-Davis ’69), 74, Furlong, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 1, 2019. He was executive director at Merck Research Laboratories in West Point, Pennsylvania, prior to retirement in 2002. Following graduation, Dr. Van Zwieten served in the Army, assigned to the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, Maryland. He attained the rank of captain.

After his military service, Dr. Van Zwieten trained in veterinary pathology at what is now known as the Angell Animal Medical Center and at Harvard Medical School, becoming certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1974. He subsequently worked at the former New England Regional Primate Center at Harvard before moving to the Netherlands, where he conducted research on aging and earned a doctorate in medicine in 1984 at Utrecht University.

In 1985, Dr. Van Zwieten moved back to the United States and joined Merck. He is survived by his wife, Adriana; a son and a daughter; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George H. Vincent

Dr. Vincent (Texas A&M ’59), 84, Sulphur, Louisiana, died Oct. 13, 2019. Following graduation, he practiced in Sulphur for six years. Dr. Vincent then changed course in his career, co-establishing what is now known as Century Group Inc., a family business dealing with precast concrete products. He served as chairman and president of the company, also raising cattle and horses.

Dr. Vincent was a past president of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association and a member of the National Cutting Horse Association. He served on the Calcasieu Parish School Board, Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, Chennault International Airport Authority board of commissioners, and West Calcasieu Parish Community Center Authority Board. Dr. Vincent was also a member of the Sulphur Rotary Club, a life member and committee director of Ducks Unlimited, and a life member of the Coastal Conservation Association. He was named West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was recognized in the Sulphur High School Hall of Fame.

Dr. Vincent is survived by his wife, Nina; three sons; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother. Memorials may be made to Henning Memorial United Methodist Church, 404 S. Huntington St., Sulphur, LA 70663, or Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest Louisiana, 3029 N. Beglis Parkway, Sulphur, LA 70663.

Alvin F. Weber

Dr. Weber (Iowa State ’44), 101, St. Paul, Minnesota, died Dec. 29, 2019. He retired in 1988 as professor emeritus from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation and after earning a master’s and a doctorate in anatomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Weber joined the veterinary faculty of the University of Minnesota. During his tenure, he served as a professor of anatomy and headed the former Department of Veterinary Anatomy from 1965-73. 

Known for his expertise in veterinary and human anatomy and histology, Dr. Weber conducted research on the cytology, ultrastructure, and cytogenetics of the reproductive and hematopoietic systems. He was awarded National Institutes of Health research fellowships to conduct research on cattle leukemia at Justus Liebig University in Giesen, Germany, and the University of Bern in Switzerland. In retirement, Dr. Weber continued to serve as a consultant and conduct research at the University of Minnesota. 

He was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists, World Association of Veterinary Anatomists, and Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Dr. Weber served on the International Committee on Veterinary Gross Anatomical Nomenclature, International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee, and NIH Anatomy and Pathology Fellowships Review Panel. He was a member of the American Association for Anatomy and Minnesota VMA. 

He received the AAVA Outstanding Veterinary Anatomist Award in 1989. In 1992, the 73rd annual meeting of CRWAD was dedicated to him. He was a co-recipient of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Service Award in 2001.

Dr. Weber is survived by a daughter and a son. Memorials toward the Al Weber DVM/PhD Scholarship Fund or Alvin F. and Eleanor E. Weber Scholarship Fund may be sent to the University of Minnesota Foundation, 200 Oak St. SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455.