In Memory – May 25, 2023

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AVMA member | AVMA honor roll member | Nonmember

Edward "Bud" R. Ames

Dr. Ames (Colorado State '59), 88, Corvallis, Oregon, died April 28, 2023. From 1987 until retirement in 1996, he served as director of the former AVMA Scientific Activities Division. Following graduation, Dr. Ames practiced briefly in Littleton, Colorado. He then worked for Merck Sharpe & Dohme Research Laboratories. After earning his PhD in animal pathology in 1968 from Colorado State University, Dr. Ames served on the veterinary faculty of the University of Missouri, where he was an associate professor of veterinary microbiology and director of educational resources.

In 1973, he joined the AVMA, serving as staff veterinarian and director of continuing education before assuming directorship of the former Scientific Activities Division. During his tenure, Dr. Ames served as the AVMA liaison to the U.S. Department of Education and was the staff consultant for the American Board of Veterinary Specialties and the former AVMA Convention Management and Program Committee.

Active with Heifer International, he established Team Heifer, a group of runners who ran the Boston Marathon for several years and raised more than $400,000 with the aim of ending hunger in the world. Dr. Ames was also a longtime member of Rotary International. His wife, Janice; three daughters; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister and a brother survive him. Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Steven P. Andres

Dr. Andres (Ross '00), 66, Chicago, died October 18, 2022. Following graduation, he moved to Chicago and worked at various practices before establishing Clark N Oak Animal Health Center. Dr. Andres also taught at the Animal Career Academy in Chicago and served on Loyola University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He is survived by his mother, a sister, and a brother. Memorials may be made to the Mayfield Cemetery Association, c/o Joe Adee, 25337 Malta Road, Clare, IL 60111, or PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.

Claude Ray "C.R." Hammons

Dr. Hammons (Missouri '75), 72, Neosho, Missouri, died January 13, 2023. Following graduation, he practiced at the Animal Clinic of Neosho for 35 years. Dr. Hammons subsequently joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2015, he began working part time at the Anderson Animal Hospital in Anderson, Missouri. Dr. Hammons was a lifetime member of the Missouri VMA. His wife, Dianne, and a sister and a brother survive him. Memorials, toward the American Heart Association or Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, may be sent to P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Tobias Jungreis

Dr. Jungreis (Cornell '60), 86, Las Vegas, died January 31, 2023. During his career, he practiced at Rego Park Animal Clinic in New York City. Dr. Jungreis authored several books, including "How to Be a Great Husband," and "How to Make Your Fifties the Best Time of Your Life." He is survived by his family.

Kathleen A. Lennon

Dr. Lennon (Purdue '15), 33, New Albany, Ohio, died March 13, 2023. An equine veterinarian, she founded Lennon Equine Services in 2022. Dr. Lennon previously practiced at The Pony Express Veterinary Hospital in Xenia, Ohio. In 2015, while in veterinary college, she received the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation's Student Surgery Proficiency Award for excellence in large animal surgery. Dr. Lennon was also honored with the Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners' Award for Exceptional Proficiency and Professionalism in Equine Practice.

A longtime member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, she competed in the All American Quarter Horse Congress and was a two-time congress champion in the Western Pleasure and Horsemanship categories. Dr. Lennon was also a National Snaffle Bit Association World and Reserve World champion and a Level 1 American Quarter Horse Association champion.

She is survived by her parents and two brothers. Memorials may be made to Not One More Vet Inc., Attn: Darlene Bos, P.O. Box 426656, San Francisco, CA 94142; Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation, 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43229; or toward the Dr. Kathleen Lennon Memorial Fund, with checks payable to the Purdue Foundation and sent to College of Veterinary Medicine Development, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Donald D. McKean

Dr. McKean (Michigan State '65), 81, Richland, Michigan, died November 2, 2022. From 1970 until retirement in 2002, he owned a small animal practice in Richland. Earlier in his career, Dr. McKean worked in Michigan at Monroe and Plainwell. From 1966-68, he served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps during the Vietnam War. During that time, Dr. McKean received recognition for his work as chief of the veterinary division at the former DeWitt Army Community Hospital at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters and two sons; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters and a brother. Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047; or the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI 49012.

Fletcher A. Reynolds II

Dr. Reynolds (Ohio State '62), 86, Fort Myers, Florida, died April 5, 2023. Following graduation, he served in the Army for two years. Dr. Reynolds subsequently owned veterinary practices in New Jersey at Brielle and Allenwood. In 1992, he moved to Fort Myers, where he served as a relief veterinarian until his late 70s.

Dr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son and three daughters; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harney Point Post 8463, 4709 SE 11th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904, or Living Faith Church, 939 SW 7th Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

David G. Zipf

Dr. Zipf (Ohio State '65), 82, Dayton, Maryland, died December 5, 2022. Following graduation, he joined the Maryland State Racing Commission as a staff veterinarian. Dr. Zipf went on to serve as state veterinarian for several years, retiring in 2016. That same year, he received the Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award, recognizing honesty, hard work, and humility. Dr. Zipf was also honored with a Governor's Citation.

He was a more than 50-year member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Zipf's wife, Jackie; two daughters and a son; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, or the Maryland 4-H Foundation, 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740.

A version of this story appears in the August 2023 print issue of JAVMA.

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