Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
2011 Annual Report Edition Vol. XXXIV, Number 2
A Message from the Dean “What’s in a name?” It is a fair question, as immortalized in the lines of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The answer in the case of Purdue Veterinary Medicine, is, “plenty!” And that is why, after careful thought and extensive discussion with faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, we requested that our name be changed from “School” to “College.” I am very pleased that the Board of Trustees approved that request in December, effective with the start of the 2012 spring semester. That’s why it is now possible for you to be reading the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Report. It certainly can be said that this is truly a “change in name only.” Everything else is staying the same. But that doesn’t mean the change is insignificant. First impressions are very important, as are proper introductions. The term “School” had begun to hamper our effectiveness in helping people understand the breadth and stature of Purdue Veterinary Medicine. The name “College” more accurately reflects the size and scope of our programs. In addition to the doctorate of veterinary medicine program, we offer the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree in veterinary technology, as well as the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in a number of biomedical disciplines. Our faculty represents 20 different boarded specialties. We have residency programs that train future specialists for careers in private practice and academia. We are home to scholars who are at the forefront of scientific discovery in their disciplines. This name change brings us more in line with the other major units on campus and reduces confusion by some who mistakenly believed that we were part of another Purdue college. Additionally, the term “college” is used by all but five of the 28 U.S. veterinary institutions. Being referred to as the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will help ensure an accurate understanding of our mission. Even though we have a new name, we will keep our same logo and short form name, Purdue Veterinary Medicine. And we will continue to emphasize those attributes that are our hallmarks, including our steadfast commitment to excellence and diversity; our leadership in scientific discovery focused on our key areas of strength, including cancer, infectious diseases, biomedical engineering and neuroscience; and our effectiveness in graduating practice ready veterinary professionals who are highly trained in a setting that maximizes development of real-world, hands-on preparedness. There is one other attribute that will continue to define us, even as we adopt our new name of “College.” That attribute is the focus of this annual report: our sense of “family.” Nowhere is the idea of a veterinary “family” more real than at Purdue University. As you thumb through this issue, whether in print, or on a computer monitor or a smart phone, take time to read the stories that showcase this wonderful family characteristic that will continue to be at the heart of what makes the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine such a special place.
Willie M. Reed, DVM, Ph.D.
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Family Dean Willie M. Reed Associate Deans S. Kathleen Salisbury Harm HogenEsch Sandra Amass Director of Advancement Carol Willoughby Director of Development Becky Hershey Editor Kevin Doerr Designer Elaine Scott Design Contributing Writers Kevin Doerr Becky Hershey Kay Hagen Kelli Anne White Carol Willoughby Photography Seth Bossingham Kevin Doerr Ed Lausch Sam Royer Purdue Marketing & Media
This Annual Report issue of the PVM Report focuses on family ties that link alumni, students, donors, clients and faculty and staff of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. It is often said that Purdue Veterinary Medicine “feels like family,” and the feature articles below will help explain why that’s true. Note that, as this publication was going to press, our name changed from “School” to “College” (see “Dean’s Column” on facing page). While most references to our name in this publication reflect that change, in some instances, the use of the word “School” was retained for appropriate historical context.
This issue of the PVM Report was published through donations from generous alumni and friends.
Please visit us at the College’s Web site: www.vet.purdue.edu.
On the cover: “Joe” Cooley provided unwavering and vital support to his companions, Pat and Beth Cooley, after both of them were diagnosed with cancer. Then, Joe found himself in a similar fight against the disease. Read the touching story of this family’s togetherness in seeking out the best possible care while battling “Against the Odds,” on page 24.
4 Veterinary Medicine - Family Style Read the stories of Purdue veterinary alumni who’ve made private practice a family affair.
10 News and Notes Catch-up on news about alumni, faculty and staff.
18 Animal Response Team Read how a shared desire to help animals in emergencies brought together a firefighter and a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumna.
20 PVAA Membership Roster A thank you to the alumni who support the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association through membership dues.
24 Discovery Team “Against the Odds” is a story about a dog named “Joe” who helped his “family” in its fight against cancer.
26 Delivery Team Shelter Medicine is the focus of an exciting new mobile unit that will help veterinary students serve and learn “on the road.”
28 A Hero's Shadow K9 Shadow brings new meaning to the word “healing” for the Purdue Veterinary Medicine team called on to treat the injuries he sustained in a tragic shooting.
32 Engagement Team See photos that capture memories from the 2011 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education Conference and Homecoming.
40 Teaching Team Awards recognize outstanding faculty and staff.
42 Veterinary Student Dads - and Moms Too!
Read how veterinary students meet the challenges of raising children in the midst of the demands of veterinary school.
44 Donor Tributes Planning your tribute to the Human-Animal Bond is a “Matter of the Will.”
46 Donor Honor Roll
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Veterinary Medicine Family Style The phrase, “Purdue Veterinary Medicine family” has a very literal meaning for some graduates of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Over the years a number of second generation veterinary students have followed in their parents’ footsteps, while others share Purdue Veterinary Medicine ties as brothers and sisters, or spouses. The following stories give a personal look at a few of these teams of Purdue veterinary alumni, revealing how they have carried the concept of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine “family” far beyond the walls of Lynn Hall. by Kevin Doerr
The Coolman Story When Dr. Roy Coolman completed veterinary school as a member of the Class of 1965, he and his classmate and soon-tobe business partner, Dr. David Thoma, were focused on starting their own veterinary practice in Fort Wayne. The prospect that someday Roy would welcome his own son into the practice as a partner and colleague was barely a thought. More than 45 years later, that “thought” is a fact that has become a part of the Coolman and Purdue Veterinary Medicine “family” history. This fall, Dr. Coolman was honored as a recipient of the College’s highest honor for alumni, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. His family was on hand for the Awards Celebration held during the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference. The gathering of family on that occasion reflected the Coolman’s longstanding family approach to veterinary practice—one in which quality relationships are paramount. Roy’s son Bradley remembers that he was considered the most likely one of his siblings to follow in his father’s footsteps. “I was most apt to go to the clinic with Dad, whether just tagging along or spending a day off of school with him,” recalls Bradley. “Mom’s first recollection of my interest in a veterinary career dates back to when I was in the 8th grade and the goat I was raising for my 4-H project died. She remembers me saying that ‘if I was a veterinarian, that would not have happened!’” Being sensitive to their children’s interests without pushing them in a particular direction was very important to Roy and his wife Nancy. Roy remembers, “When Bradley decided to go to veterinary school, he expressed interest in coming back to our practice, but it was always his decision. No pressure.” Bradley says his ultimate goal definitely was to come back to Fort Wayne to practice with his Dad. But he knew that when he did that, he would stay in Fort Wayne, so taking advantage of chances to see and experience other opportunities had to come first. After earning his DVM degree at Purdue in 1992, Bradley completed an internship at Auburn University, and then served three years in the Army, working with the military police dog program. Knowing that time was marching on, and realizing that the opportunity to work with his Dad would not last forever, Bradley left the military and enrolled in a surgery residency at the University of Illinois.
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Meantime, Roy and his long-time business partner, David, were working on arrangements that would enable Bradley to come on board. “It was always his decision whether he would come back to Fort Wayne to practice here. But with a multiple person practice, everyone had to be on board to make that happen. So, when Bradley indicated he wanted to come back, we had to start planning for it.” Bradley’s success in achieving board certification as a surgeon also was a critical part of the plan. Bradley realized that it would help him to be most effective at his Dad’s practice if he had his own credentials and expertise—and had established himself as his own person. The wisdom of that approach became evident as Bradley did join the practice.
(left-right) Dr. Bradley Coolman and his mother, Nancy Coolman with Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient Roy Coolman and PVM Dean Willie Reed.
“What he did with the skills he brought as a boarded surgeon and with the organizational skills he learned in the military…,” reflects Roy, “…he came in and took the practice to a different level.” Roy and his business partner David also had their own part to play in the successful transition. “We were able to let go,” said Roy. “One of the challenges when building a business is to let the next generation take it. Because of Bradley’s talents and skills, that was relatively easy for us to do.” As they worked side by side in the practice, they also experienced unique rewards. “We had a great relationship during those years,” says Roy. “I learned from him and he learned from me.” Bradley adds, “it was a wonderful experience. There were challenges as well as great times. One of the greatest things was learning from each other and helping each other. I had more academic background and knowledge, but he had 35 years of experience.” The practice expanded and today consists of both the St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital and the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital. Roy says, “It is an incredible experience when your son comes in and takes what you did and builds it to another level.”
The change also opened a new chapter for Roy. As the practice reached the point when it was time to consider hiring another surgery specialist, Roy did some soul searching and opted to retire, which opened the door for him to invest his life in another passion of his—a veterinary mission project that involved starting a dairy cattle operation in Ethiopia to benefit the indigenous people of that region. “It’s been a very rewarding and satisfying experience.” And now, Bradley and his wife, Shindok, have eight children, which raises the question of whether a third generation family member might one day join Bradley in the practice. Time will tell, especially since Bradley and Shindok are following the same philosophy as Roy and Nancy did. Bradley says his oldest daughter, who is now in high school, is looking at a possible career in human or veterinary medicine. And while he hopes her interests lead her into the veterinary profession, he is content to let her decide.
The Haviar Story For David and Kathleen Haviar, the concept of a “veterinary family” was very real from the moment their children could walk. “Our first clinic was attached to the house,” recalls David, a member of the Purdue DVM Class of 1975 who settled in Rocky Hill, Conn., near Hartford. “When you opened the door to the kitchen, you would walk right into the clinic reception area.” Consequently, as soon as their children, Jason and Kristin, began walking, they could find their way into the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill. In the mid ‘80s, the Haviars built a new separate clinic with a house next to it. Even with the clinic being in a separate facility, going to the clinic was just a matter of “walking next door,” David explains. “The children were in it all the time. They always saw us working with animals.” As a result, Jason and Kristin never really had a definite time when they “decided to become a veterinarian.” They have been involved with veterinary medicine nearly all their lives. As the time to enroll in college approached, Jason, the oldest, opted for his dad’s alma mater. That decision also eased the decisionmaking process for Kristin, who is younger by four school years. “When Jason got into Purdue, I was confident enough to say ‘your sister will be right behind you,’” comments David. And that’s exactly what happened. As Jason began his veterinary studies, Kristin came to the Purdue campus as an undergraduate student.
Dr. Jason Haviar and his father, Dr. David Haviar, celebrate with Dr. Kristin Haviar on the occasion of her graduation from veterinary school in 2007.
“We had relatives in Indiana, and I was able to visit my grandparents while I was going to school at Purdue,” Jason says. “I’m glad I went to Purdue. I really appreciated the surgery experience.” As the family celebrated Jason’s graduation from veterinary school in May 2003, they also helped Kristin prepare to begin her Purdue veterinary studies that fall semester. Kristin remembers, “When I started veterinary school, it was like stepping into another family. Everyone who knew Jason was very welcoming.” While Kristin worked on her DVM degree, Jason was gaining experience during an internship at the West Hartford Specialty Clinic in Connecticut. There he learned about treating emergencies. “I liked not knowing what was coming in the door. It was exciting, even though there was a lot of stress.” Jason’s interest in emergency medicine was piqued. (continued next page)
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Haviar Story (continued) After gaining additional practice experience, including a stint at a practice in North Carolina, Jason found himself faced with a new opportunity that would bring him back to his “veterinary family.” His Dad was interested in opening an emergency clinic that would operate at the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill during the evening hours. Jason was the perfect fit to help get the idea off the ground. “Lots of pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly to allow us to get the emergency clinic open,” recalls Jason. “Dad’s great work and reputation helped us successfully launch the new service,” Jason said. Called the Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut, the facility took referrals during evening hours in the same building that housed the day-time veterinary practice. To help with the staffing needs, the Haviars hired a fellow Purdue graduate, who was just one class behind Jason, Chris Gargamelli (PU DVM ’04). Jason and Chris worked well together and developed a schedule that enabled Jason just the right combinations of days off to pursue his hobby of deep sea fishing. “Being 80 miles from land, catching tuna and swordfish, you forget about everything else. It is good stress relief,” explains Jason. Four years after Jason’s graduation, Kristin earned her Purdue DVM degree, graduating in the Class of 2007. She was excited to return home. “I love being on the east coast and I enjoyed getting started at my Dad’s practice and getting settled,” says Kristin. “Dad is a great mentor and he helped me out a lot. I also helped share with him new information I had learned at Purdue. It made for a good partnership,” Kristin explains. “We are a very close family. We spent lots of time together, and we have stayed close throughout the years,” she said. Jason adds, “When I come in for my shift at 5:30 in the evening, we can review cases together.” And David says he really appreciates his daughter’s knowledge of computers. Kristin concludes, “It’s easy to come to work every day. We share ideas. It’s a great working environment.” And the family’s Purdue pride even shows through the message that plays if the courteous and professional clinic staff have to put a client on hold. The announcement emphasizes that all three veterinarians in the family that has owned the practice for more than 30 years are, indeed, Purdue grads!
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PVM Alumna Reaches National Audience through Satellite Radio Tune in to XM Satellite Radio channel 166 on a Saturday between noon and 2:00 p.m., EST (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST), and chances are you will hear Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumna Deborah White (PU DVM ’94) taking questions from callers, in her role as “call-in veterinarian.” Dr. White is on-air talent for a program called “Animal Radio®,” which features a “Dream Team” of resource people for pet owners, including a dog trainer, a pet travel expert, a groomer and an animal communicator. Dr. White’s role is to answer listeners’ questions about everything from serious health issues to wild and wacky pet behavior, and to help them manage their pets’ health. Dr. White has been involved with “Animal Radio®” since 2007. The invitation to join the “dream team” was a natural outgrowth of other on-air work she had been doing in the Las Vegas area. Her media work began unexpectedly when she was asked by a news anchor from a local station to be a judge in a pet costume contest. That volunteer work led to an opportunity to become a regular contributor for a weekly pet segment in 2005. “I loved the experience and felt comfortable with it,” comments Dr. White. A year later, she got involved with the Veterinary News Network, and served as a correspondent for the Western Veterinary Conference television system. For Dr. White, being involved with the media is a calling. “I like being in a position to provide accurate information that can help people formulate good opinions, and squash the misinformation that might otherwise get out.” That’s why she became a founding member of what is now called the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, and serves on the organization’s Board of Certification. “We screen veterinarians interested in working with the media and put a seal of approval on those who have demonstrated the skill sets necessary to serve as spokespersons to the media.” As someone who herself has both the expertise and talent to do on-air work, Dr. White is interested in becoming more involved in mass communication. “Book writing is another interest I would like to develop if and when I’m able to free up time from clinic duties,” says Dr. White. To find out more about Dr. White’s role on “Animal Radio®,” see http://animalradio.com/ARNPROG.html. Find a list of affiliate stations that carry “Animal Radio®” at http:// animalradio.com/stations.html
Veterinary Practice Family Style Married, with Practices… For Drs. Deborah White (PU DVM ’94) and Kurt Mychajlonka (PU DVM ‘93), “veterinary family” means starting and ending each work day together, but spending the work day itself at separate but co-owned veterinary practices. Kurt and Deborah were just one year apart when they enrolled as veterinary students at Purdue. A friendship blossomed. “We were both in OTS, and got introduced through that,” recalls Kurt. When Kurt graduated, he opted to seek out openings in Las Vegas, where he heard that there would be lots of opportunities to pursue his interest in surgery. After Deborah graduated a year later, she decided to give Vegas a try as well. Both of them found veterinary positions at clinics owned by long-time Las Vegas veterinarian and practice-owner, Dr. James E. Nave. Kurt and Deborah married, and found a path to dynamic careers that reflect both togetherness and teamwork that’s important in a marriage, as well as individuality and independence. Within a couple of years of beginning their careers as veterinary practitioners, a unique opportunity surfaced for Kurt and Deborah to manage two clinics that were part of Dr. Nave’s multi-practice enterprise. Kurt says Dr. Nave is a very dear friend who knew of his desire to manage a clinic. Kurt got his chance when a new facility, the Craig Road Animal Hospital, opened in 1996. “I moved into it January 6, and ran it until 2003, when we bought it. Then we expanded it in 2007,” Kurt recalls. Deborah also was offered an opportunity to take a management position at the Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, just a couple of miles away from Craig Road. “I was reluctant to take that big step just two-and-a-half years into my private practice experience,” recalls Deborah. But her husband knew her well enough to give her the encouragement to take the opportunity and not let it pass her by. “Kurt said I would regret it if I didn’t do it. I would have held back without a supportive husband.” And so, Deborah said “yes” and found that the management responsibilities were just the right growth opportunity for her. Kurt and Deborah also purchased Lone Mountain and they continue to operate both clinics as co-owners today. “We have our own management style,” explains Deborah. “We can express our individuality. But we also function as a great support network, whether sharing supplies or helping out with each other’s clients. It has been a great cooperative relationship.” They
Drs. Deborah White and Kurt Mychajlonka with their canine companions.
also maximize the benefit of having different strengths. “We focus on different things. We do a lot of exotic work at Lone Mountain. Kurt’s practice offers the latest technology and procedures, including advanced dentistry and laparoscopic surgery,” Deborah explains. On the business end, Kurt takes care of managing the process for ordering supplies and equipment, and Deborah handles the books and bills. Deborah notes that Kurt “certainly can spend money well!” Deborah also has a knack for media relations and has developed that interest both at a local and national level (see related story). Kurt has been active in the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association, even serving as its president. In the midst of the pressures and stresses of owning and running two clinics, Kurt and Deborah still find time to invest in their relationship with each other. Kurt says their approach has worked well for them. “We work hard, and try to keep work talk to a minimum when we go home.” He says the days start at 4 a.m. and they catch breakfast together before heading off to their respective practices. They also share their busy lives with three dogs—two black Labradors and a Yorkie Shih Tzu Poodle puppy. Deborah quips, “When I’m with others who are talking about their children, I sometimes say ‘Oh, I have an eight-monthold and a ten and 12-year-old…’ and then I explain that I’m talking about my dogs, Boss, Magnum and Jade.” Kurt concludes, “We feel extremely fortunate and happy. Veterinary medicine is an awesome career.”
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Purdue Veterinary Technology Family Like Mother, Like Daughter Purdue Veterinary Technology Program alumni share “family” connections, too. A member of Purdue’s first class of Veterinary Technology graduates, Sandy Dillard, RVT, (PU AS-VT ’76) is both the mother and colleague of Shawn Phelps, RVT (PU BS-VT ’02). “I’m very proud of her,” Sandy says. “I love the profession and was happy to bring her into it.” Shawn remembers that her family always had a lot of pets while she was growing up in Speedway, Ind., so it was natural for her to want to find a career that involved working with animals. “I knew my mom enjoyed her work, and when I got the opportunity to work at her clinic during high school, I realized that I liked the nursing side most, so I wanted to go the veterinary technician route,” Shawn explains. The decision that both mother and daughter made to enroll at Purdue also involved family ties. “We bleed gold and black,” says Sandy, whose father and husband also are Purdue grads. “I was already at Purdue, pursuing my interest in science and biology in 1974, when my mother called me to let me know about a feature story she had seen announcing that Purdue was starting a vet tech program,” recalls Sandy. “The program was to start the following year, and it seemed like the perfect option for me.” Though Sandy did not have any kind of experience working in a veterinary clinic, she was a bright student, achieving good grades both in high school and in her coursework at Purdue. It turned out, she was just the kind of student the new Veterinary Technology Program was looking to include in its first class. “They wanted some students like me who did not have veterinary experience to evaluate how we would do in the program.” So, Sandy was admitted along with 19 others. They started in June, 1975 and went straight through for 18 months, graduating in December, 1976 with the Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. “I was very happy with my education. I felt very well versed in what I needed to know to be successful.” Sandy took her first job as a new Registered Veterinary Technician at the Allisonville Animal Hospital in Indianapolis, working for a veterinarian who was a member of the Purdue DVM Class of 1976, Dr. Jim Ward. She later changed jobs and was working at the Georgetown Animal Clinic for another DVM Class of 1976 member, Dr. David Fenoglio, when, sensing a calling as a mother, she took several years off from her professional career to raise her two daughters. After Shawn and her sister Shannon grew out of their impressionable elementary school years, Sandy heard again from Dr. Fenoglio, who asked if she wanted to come back to work for him—this time at the Augusta Animal Clinic in Indianapolis. Sandy took the opportunity, which later opened the door for Shawn, who gained summer work experience there between her junior and senior years in high school. “They explained things to me, and it was a very interesting summer job,”
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Purdue Veterinary Technology alumna Shawn Phelps, RVT, with her mom and fellow alumna, Sandy Dillard, RVT.
says Shawn. “In particular, I had the opportunity to meet another Purdue Veterinary Technology alumna who worked there, Gara Schommer, RVT (PU AS-VT ’93), who was an important mentor to me.” Sandy adds, “I feel like her interest in veterinary technology was sparked during her summer job at Augusta. She got her feet wet and saw what it was like.” Thanks to Sandy’s pioneering role as one of Purdue’s first veterinary technology graduates, Shawn was a strong applicant for the Purdue Veterinary Technology Program at the dawn of the new millennium. Not only was Shawn bright, achieving the rank of co-salutatorian of her high school class, she also had the practice experience that Sandy lacked when she had applied. And, Purdue’s veterinary technology program had grown as well, expanding its degree offerings to include the Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. “Since they had the Bachelor of Science Degree program—that’s what sealed the deal,” Shawn explains in describing her decision to apply. Soon, Shawn was admitted to the program, and taking classes in Lynn Hall, where her mother had studied 25 years earlier. But Shawn would graduate with both the Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees, earning the latter in 2002. “I really enjoyed the coursework,” Shawn remembers. “Veterinary Medicine is fascinating. I enjoyed all the hands-on experiences in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The teachers were good and I never doubted my decision.” She adds, “Having four years of college better prepared me for life.” As part of the BS degree program, Shawn was able to select a focus area, and opted for animal behavior. (continued next page)
Distinguished Alumni Honored A veterinary technology program alumna and two DVM graduates received the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s highest honor for alumni during the annual PVM Fall Conference and Homecoming activities. A special Awards Celebration held at the Purdue Memorial Union September 22 included the presentation of the first PVM Distinguished Veterinary Technologist Alumna Award. The award was established in 2011 to honor Purdue veterinary technology alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance. Dean Willie Reed presented the inaugural award to Kristin Husband, RVT (AS-VT ’02), who is the Program RVT at the International Business College’s Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne, Ind. Distinguished Alumni Awards also were presented to Drs. Roy Coolman and Fred Hoerr. Dr. Coolman (PU DVM ’65), is a retired private practitioner from Fort Wayne, Ind., who has been actively involved in veterinary-related mission work in Ethiopia. Dr. Fred Hoerr (PU DVM ’76), is the director of the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories and professor of avian pathology at Auburn University. The Awards Celebration featured videos about each recipient’s career that were played just before each award was presented. The videos and the recipients’ acceptance speeches are available for viewing via the college’s website at http://www.vet.purdue. edu/2011FallConference/awards-celebration.php. The presentation of the PVM Distinguished Alumni Awards dates back to 1978, when the first Distinguished Alumnus Award was given posthumously to Dr. David Mullis, a member of the Class of 1967—the class which established the award as a memorial. More than 50 alumni have been recognized as distinguished graduates since then.
(top-bottom) Kristin Husband, RVT (with PVM Dean Willie Reed), Dr. Roy Coolman and Dr. Fred Hoerr
Veterinary Technology Family (continued) After graduation, Shawn, like her mother, jumped right into work at a veterinary clinic, though she changed jobs a couple of times before finding the right fit at the Rockville Road Animal Hospital in Indianapolis. As mother-daughter colleagues, Sandy and Shawn enjoy the family dimension to their professional lives. Shawn appreciates the opportunity to share experiences with her mom, knowing she really understands them. “She had similar experiences. When I told her about the first time I placed a catheter, it meant something to her,” Shawn explains. “We compare notes. If we are trying a new product, we can discuss how it worked,” Shawn adds. Sandy is excited to see her daughter thriving at a busy multiple doctor practice. “When I started out, veterinary technology was a new career field,” Sandy says. Shawn remembers that when her mom graduated, veterinarians didn’t necessarily know what veterinary technicians could do for their practices. “Today, practices know how to utilize veterinary technicians. We are happy that we both work in practices that respect and utilize our skills and expertise,” Shawn says. Sandy concludes with satisfaction, “it all worked out.” And that’s true for the “pioneer,” her progeny, and the Purdue Veterinary Technology Program.
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Three Purdue alumni received special recognition during the 2011 annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Bret Marsh (PU DVM ’84), Indiana State Veterinarian and outgoing AVMA treasurer, received the AVMA President’s Award. The award recognizes individuals and groups inside and outside veterinary medicine who have made a positive impact on animal, human, or public health, veterinary organizations and the profession. Dr. Marsh just completed a six-year term as AVMA treasurer. He also served in the AVMA House of Delegates for nearly a decade, during which he was twice elected to the House Advisory Committee and served on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Dr. Marsh is a past president of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association. He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from both the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and the Purdue College of Agriculture. He has also received the USAHA Medal of Distinction, and the IVMA President’s Award. Additionally he has served as the Special Detail to the United States Secretary of Agriculture’s Homeland Security Staff. In that role, he represented the views of the country’s state veterinarians on issues affecting the nation’s ability to preserve and protect its agricultural assets. Dr. Karen Cornell (PU DVM ’88), professor of small animal medicine at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, received the 2011 SAVMA Community Outreach Excellence Award at the 2011 AVMA Convention. This student-nominated award is for a veterinarian who goes beyond his or her responsibilities within the community. Dr. Cornell completed a small animal internship and surgery residency and earned her PhD in cancer biology at Purdue before joining the faculty at Georgia, where she developed an interest in training related to communication skills needed by veterinary professionals. Dr. Cornell also co-founded Vets for Pets and People, which disseminates information to both veterinary professionals and the general public regarding the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. The program also provides temporary foster care for pets whose owners have sought protection from abusive situations. Additionally, Dr. Cornell has served on the editorial board for Veterinary Surgery and is currently a member of the Board of Regents for the ACVS. She received the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009. Dr. Mary Beth Leininger (PU DVM ’67), a past president of the AVMA, received the Russell Anthony Award for Outstanding Service by the AVMA Political Action Committee at the AVMA’s annual convention in July. The award is for an AVMA member who has worked to further the strength of the AVMAPAC and to advance issues important to veterinary medicine and the profession.
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AVMA Exec. V.P. Ron DeHaven (left) with fellow Purdue alumnus and AVMA President’s Award recipient Bret Marsh at the AVMA Convention in St. Louis.
Dr. Karen Cornell (center-left) with outgoing AVMA President Larry Kornegay (right) and representatives of SAVMA. (AVMA Photo by Scott Nolen)
Dr. Mary Beth Leininger (AVMA Photo by Scott Nolen)
PVM Alumni Selected for Leadership Program A new Future Leaders Program launched at the AVMA Annual Convention includes three Purdue veterinary alumni among a total of ten inaugural participants. The year-long Future Leaders Program supported by Pfizer Animal Health is designed to develop volunteer leaders for the AVMA and other organized veterinary groups. Purdue alumni John Feutz (PU DVM ’05), a mixed-animal practitioner from Princeton, Ind., Elizabeth Nunamaker (PU DVM ’10), a lab animal medicine veterinarian from Chicago, and Chris Gargamelli (PU DVM ’04) a companion animal emergency practitioner from Durham, Conn.,
were selected from more than 70 AVMA member nominees who had earned their DVM degrees within the last 15 years. Working with a professional facilitator, Drs. Feutz, Nunamaker, and Gargamelli along with the other participants, will be provided with leadership and project management training. While developing new leadership skills they will also collaborate on a project to provide the AVMA with suggested solutions to help increase the leadership skills of veterinarians nationwide. The project results will be presented at the 2012 AVMA Convention in San Diego.
PVM Alumnus Makes NGTV Appearance An episode of a National Geographic show about dinosaurs, called “Jurassic CSI, T. Rex Trauma,” which aired in August on the National Geographic Channel, included a segment videotaped in Lynn Hall. Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate Kevin Donnelly (PU DVM, ‘93), a pathologist who works for Covance Laboratories, was interviewed in the Lynn Hall Anatomy Lab by paleontologist and show host Phil Manning. The segment focused on what dinosaur bones can tell us about the colossal injuries and deadly infection and diseases that prehistoric animals experienced. The videotaping was done in March, 2010. Dr. Kevin Donnelly (left) interacts with paleontologist Phil Manning during an NGTV videotaping in Lynn Hall.
PVM Alumnus Retires as Brigadier General Dr. Tim Adams (PU DVM ’86), who achieved the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, retired in December as Commander of the U.S. Army Public Health Command and Chief of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. He was honored for his 33 years of service to the Army at a military ceremony in October at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, 42nd Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the ceremony, and commended Adams for his extraordinary leadership. “You are the best thing that has come along for Army medicine,” Lt. Gen. Schoomaker said. “You’ve championed prevention and made a true impact
particularly on the health, fitness and well-being of our force.” Dr. Adams began his military career in 1974 as a medic. After taking time out to complete his education, he re-entered active duty in 1986. In addition to his Purdue University DVM degree, he holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University and Ph.D. in Toxicology from Duke University. He also is board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Toxicology. His military assignments took him to the Pentagon, and 40 countries, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. His numerous awards include the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. In addition, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Medal at the retirement ceremony. “It’s humbling to have made it this far,” Dr. Adams said in a November interview with his hometown newspaper, the Martinsville, Ind., Reporter-Times. “It’s been an absolute honor and privilege to have served and to have done so alongside America’s very finest.”
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New Faculty in 2011 Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Dr. Russell P. Main was appointed as assistant professor of basic medical sciences in January. Dr. Main completed his undergraduate degree in integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley before earning his Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard University in 2006. He came to Purdue from Cornell University where he was an NIH National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellow in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Dr. Main’s research interests include in vivo musculoskeletal biomechanics, skeletal development and adaptation to load and disuse, and biological regulation of skeletal structure and mass.
Dr. Mohamed N. Seleem was appointed as assistant professor of comparative pathobiology in January. Dr. Seleem earned his DVM degree at Assiut University in Egypt and in 2006 completed his Ph.D. in molecular microbiology at Virginia Tech. He also served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and at Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. Dr. Seleem’s research focus is targeted drug delivery for intracellular pathogens like Mycobacterium, Brucella, Salmonella and Listeria.
Carol Willoughby Named as Purdue Principal Gifts Director
Carol Willoughby visits with Mr. Ken Ecker at a PVM reception in June.
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Purdue Veterinary Medicine Director of Advancement Carol Willoughby has been named as the new Executive Director for Principal Gifts at Purdue University, effective January 19, 2012. Carol has served as the leader of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Advancement Office, which includes the areas of fund-raising, communications and alumni relations, since April, 2007. During her tenure, she spearheaded the School’s very successful 50th anniversary celebrations in 2009, and expanded PVM fund-raising initiatives, resulting in a significant growth in private giving. In her new position, Carol will lead a new principal gifts team in the University Development Office, as it implements and manages cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts related to gifts in excess of $1 million. “While we will miss Carol’s enthusiasm, creativity and effectiveness greatly, our School will benefit, along with the rest of the University, from her capable leadership of this vital new component of the University’s fund-raising enterprise,” said Dean Willie Reed. A search for her successor is underway.
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Dr. Sandra D. Taylor joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in December, 2010, as assistant professor of large animal medicine. Dr. Taylor earned her DVM degree at Washington State University in 2001. After completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., Dr. Taylor worked in private practice in Tacoma, Wash. until 2003, when she began a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of California at Davis. She became board certified in 2006, and then returned to Washington State University to complete a Ph.D. in microbiology and pathology in 2010. Dr. Taylorâ€™s areas of interest include equine infectious disease, immunology, virology and neonatology. Dr. Elizabeth J. Thomovsky was appointed as clinical assistant professor of small animal emergency critical care effective in August. She came to Purdue from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine where she worked as a clinical instructor in small animal emergency and critical care for three years. Dr. Thomovsky earned her DVM degree at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After an internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Thomovsky worked in private practice as an associate veterinarian and small animal emergency clinician before returning to the University of Missouri in 2005 to complete a residency and become board certified in small animal emergency and critical care. Dr. Anthony S. (Tony) Johnson was appointed as clinical assistant professor of emergency critical care effective in August, after serving as a visiting clinical assistant professor since 2009. Dr. Johnson earned his DVM degree at Washington State University in 1996. After completing a residency at the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital, he became board certified in emergency and critical care in 2003. Dr. Johnson worked in private practice as a critical care specialist and emergency department head before coming to Purdue. His areas of interest include pain management, mechanical ventilation, trauma, blood banking and transfusion medicine.
Dr. Stacy H. Tinkler joined the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department in September as clinical assistant professor of equine community practice. Dr. Tinkler earned her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then completed an internship in equine medicine, surgery and ambulatory service at the Chaparral Animal Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., before returning to the University of Minnesota to enter a large animal internal medicine residency in 2007. She came to Purdue in 2010 as a post-doctoral research associate, and also served as a large animal internal medicine interim clinical instructor. She became board certified in large animal internal medicine in 2011. Dr. Heather A. Towle was appointed as clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery effective in November. Dr. Towle came to Purdue from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she had served as an assistant professor since 2009. A member of the Purdue DVM Class of 2003, Dr. Towle completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois before returning to Purdue in 2004 to begin a small animal surgery residency. She became board certified in 2008, while working as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Surgical Centers of the Delta in Dublin, California. During her tenure at Kansas State University, Dr. Towle received several honors including the 2010 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award and the 2011 Pet Tribute Compassionate Faculty Teaching Award.
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Faculty Recognition Dr. Amstutz Named to Veterinarian Hall of Fame Dr. Harold Amstutz, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus of large animal medicine, was recognized for outstanding contributions to cattle production veterinary medicine when he was inducted as one of two inaugural members of the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame in September. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in St. Louis. Jointly sponsored by the AABP, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC), Bovine Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health and Osborn & Barr Communications, the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame was established to celebrate the rich traditions of American cattle production veterinary medicine by honoring exceptional men and women who have made lasting contributions to their profession. Dr. Amstutz and fellow inductee, Dr. Dan Upson, professor emeritus of pharmacology at Kansas State University, were chosen from among their peers through a process in which all AABP and AVC members had the opportunity to vote for one beef and one dairy veterinarian. Dr. Amstutz was selected as the 2011 Dairy Inductee. “I can’t believe how much time has passed by, but this is one of the best days of my life,” said Dr. Amstutz, who is 92, as he addressed the crowd of hundreds of cattle production veterinarians. “I’ve always tried to do what feels best and humbly accept this honor. I am truly thankful to you all.” The keynote speaker for the event, cattle veterinarian Keith Sterner of Ionia, Mich., presented the Hall of Fame award to his colleague and friend. “During the years of my association with
Dr. Amstutz, I could not begin to count the ways that he has served as an example and mentor,” said Dr. Sterner. “His personal qualities along with the breadth and scope of his contributions to our profession and society as a whole make him incredibly deserving of this great honor.” A DVM graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Harold Amstutz with award Dr. Amstutz joined the presenter, Dr. Keith Sterner. Purdue faculty in 1961 as head of the Department of Veterinary Clinics. His research focused on calf diseases, bovine respiratory disease, dehorning, bovine lameness and stray voltage. He retired in 1989. Well known for his work to pioneer and support both national and international organizations for bovine veterinarians, Dr. Amstutz held several leadership positions throughout his career, including president of the World Association for Buiatrics and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians; inaugural president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; and first executive vice president of the AABP, a position he held for 23 years.
PVM Alumnus Named Veterinary Technician of the Year Purdue Veterinary Medicine Instructional Technologist Josh Clark, RVT, received the 2011 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award, presented by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). The award was presented at the NAVTA Annual Conference in November in Washington, DC. The award is for a NAVTA member who has been an active member of the association, providing leadership and contributing to the association and the overall betterment of the industry. Mr. Clark is a 1996 veterinary technology graduate from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He earned his Purdue BS-VT degree in 2000, and he has experience working as a credentialed veterinary technician in small animal hospitals in Minnesota and Illinois. He currently serves on the NAVTA Executive Board and is the editor of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association (IVTA) quarterly newsletter. He also completed a six-year term on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technology Education and Activities. Award recipient, Mr. Josh Clark, RVT.
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Dr. John and Nancy Van Vleet on the occasion of the 2008 induction of faculty into the Purdue University Book of Great Teachers.
Dr. John F. Van Vleet Dr. John F. Van Vleet, professor emeritus of comparative pathobiology and former associate dean for academic affairs, died January 5 at the age of 73. Dr. Van Vleet’s Purdue Veterinary Medicine Career spanned 43 years, and included 22 years as associate dean. Even after his official retirement in 2010, he continued to actively serve the college and the profession in a variety of capacities. Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed said, “Dr. Van Vleet was a very dear friend, colleague and mentor, who touched countless lives during his Purdue Veterinary Medicine career. He will be missed tremendously not only in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family, but across the veterinary medical profession.” A native of Lodi, New York, Dr. Van Vleet earned his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1962, and then went on to graduate school at the University of Illinois, where he earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Veterinary Pathology. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1967, the same year when he joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty. Dr. Van Vleet received numerous honors and awards during his tenure as a veterinary educator and administrator, and he was selected to be included in the Purdue University Book of Great Teachers. He was a member of several professional societies including the International Academy of Pathology and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Van Vleet was highly regarded in his own specialty field of cardiovascular pathology and was published in various pathology journals and textbooks. Since 2001, he also served as a visiting professor at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. Upon his retirement from Purdue University, Dr. Van Vleet was honored with a Symposium on Cardiovascular Pathology that was held at Lynn Hall, as well as with a recognition dinner that included tributes from selected colleagues and alumni, a veterinary student, and AVMA Executive Vice President Ron DeHaven. Dr. Van Vleet was commended for his qualities of loyalty to the college, dedication, commitment, caring, and excellence, as well as his great attention to detail, his skills in planning and organization, his dependability and trustworthiness, and his steadfast support of the students. Dr. Van Vleet’s legacy of excellence and dedication is reflected in a total of four different funds established to honor him or his family. In recognition of Dr. Van Vleet’s tireless efforts to support and ensure the success of the College’s annual Fall Auction, the Van Vleet Auction Scholarship Endowment was established with auction proceeds to support veterinary student financial aid. Dr. Van Vleet and his wife Nancy also created the Van Vleet / Coon Family Veterinary Scholarship Endowment as a tribute to their own parents. Upon Dr. Van Vleet’s retirement, the College created the Van Vleet Summer Research Program Fund,
Dr. Alan Rebar, (PU DVM ’73) former PVM Dean, and exec. dir. of Purdue’s Discovery Park, with Dr. Van Vleet at the Symposium on Cardiovascular Pathology held in Dr. Van Vleet’s honor upon his retirement in 2010.
Dr. Van Vleet at his retirement dinner with two PVM mentors, (left-right) Drs. William Carlton and Robert Claflin.
Dr. Van Vleet works with faculty member Sandy Amass to give auction volunteer Harry Latshaw a “Mohawk” haircut to boost proceeds during the 2005 auction.
in recognition of Dr. Van Vleet’s vision for providing veterinary students opportunities to experience the world of scientific discovery through a summer research program that partners them with faculty scholars. Additionally, a duplex in Lafayette, Ind., that was gifted to the College for use in hosting international visitors was named the Dr. John F. Van Vleet International House. Dr. Van Vleet also was very involved with his family, his faith, and his community. He was a member of Covenant Church, where he sang in the choir. He also served on the board of the Bach Chorale Singers and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. His other interests included traveling, Purdue athletics, music, and spending time at his cottage on Lake Freeman with friends and family, especially his four granddaughters. The family has requested that gifts in memory of Dr. Van Vleet be made to the Van Vleet Auction Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to Purdue Foundation, with a notation that the gift is in Dr. Van Vleet’s memory, and should be sent to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement Office; Lynn Hall, Rm. 1177; 625 Harrison St.; West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026. Questions about any of the above-mentioned programs or funds may be directed to Becky Hershey, PVM Director of Development, who can be reached at 1-800-830-0104.
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In Memory continued Faculty/Staff Dr. John S. Baker Dr. John S. Baker, Purdue University professor emeritus of large animal medicine died Aug. 20 in West Lafayette, Ind. He was 90. Dr. Baker served on the PVM faculty for 20 years before retiring in 1988. Widely recognized as an expert in medicine and surgery of ruminant animals with a specialty in sheep and goat diseases, Dr. Baker was honored as the School’s Outstanding Clinician in 1975. Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church or the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Robert E. (Bob) Cole The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family lost a pioneer in the field of veterinary technology with the passing of Robert E. Cole of Lafayette, Ind., who died March 14 at the age of 67. Mr. Cole served 38 years as a veterinary technician staff member in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A native of Kokomo, Ind., Mr. Cole was known for his dedication on the job, his kindness and effectiveness as a teacher and mentor, and for his faithful involvement with the live spay and castration surgery demonstrations at the Indiana State Fair. For veterinary technology students, he served as a “calm amongst the storm” in the VTH anesthesia rotations, with his soothing demeanor and helpful attitude at a time when the students were apprehensive about taking an animal’s life into their own hands. In 2000, Mr. Cole was honored as the recipient of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Staff Award. At the ceremony, he was praised as “…an ‘on-the-job’ trained technician” who participated in the establishment of the Veterinary Technology Program at Purdue, and was a major player in the State Fair surgery demonstrations from the start. He also was recognized for always keeping “the best interests of the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department and School at heart.” Nominators commended him for his exceptional patience with students and ability to teach them many practical points, as well as his example of
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courtesy, compassion, and respect that made a deep and lasting impact on students. He also was acknowledged for his attention to “...the little details of the workplace” that made him “…a quiet, but important part of the infrastructure of the veterinary technology and clinical programs.” Colleagues established a fund-drive in his memory to support the Roger L. Lukens Veterinary Technology Scholarship Endowment, which provides financial aid to veterinary technology students. Memorial gifts to that endowment also are doubled through Purdue’s Presidential Scholarship matching program, which adds one dollar for every dollar contributed to an undergraduate scholarship fund. Gifts should be made payable to Purdue Foundation, and should include a memorial gift notation. Checks should be sent to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement Office; Lynn Hall, Rm. 1177; 625 Harrison St.; West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026.
Charles Knecht A former PVM faculty member regarded as a pioneer in veterinary surgery, Dr. Charles D. Knecht, passed away September 20 in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 79. Dr. Knecht served on the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty from 1972 to 1979. He then accepted an appointment at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as professor of small animal surgery and medicine, and head of the Small Animal Clinic before retiring in 1997. A 1956 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Knecht completed a surgical residency at the University of Illinois and served two years on the University of Georgia faculty before coming to Purdue.
Dennis P. Remsburg Dennis (Denny) P. Remsburg, a long-time staff member in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, died October 26. He was 66. Mr. Remsburg retired in December, 2010 from VTH Central Supply after 38 years of employment with the School.
Alumni Dr. Charles Robert McCune
Dr. Lawrence. G. Morehouse
Dr. Charles Robert (Charlie) McCune, (PU DVM ’64), of Indianapolis, died August 30. He was 73. A member of only the second class to graduate from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. McCune began his veterinary career in the Quad Cities before returning to Indianapolis, where he practiced for 43 years, assisting clients until just a few weeks before his death. He was a career member of CIVMA, IVMA and AVMA. He was also an avid history buff and member of the Historical Society, a sailing aficionado, and a dedicated grandfather who also took great pride in showing his pedigreed Akitas and Border Terriers.
Dr. Lawrence G. Morehouse (KSU DVM ’52) of Columbia, Mo., a leader in the field of veterinary pathology who earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1956 and 1960, died March 2 at the age of 85. A World War II veteran, Dr. Morehouse earned his DVM degree at Kansas State University in 1952 and worked in private practice for a year in the St. Louis area before coming to Purdue University. While a graduate student at Purdue, he also was the director of the USDA’s brucellosis laboratory. He joined the faculty at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1964 as professor and chairman of the Department of Veterinary Pathology and four years later became the organizing director of the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. He retired in 1987. During his career, Dr. Morehouse authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications dealing with diseases of livestock, laboratory and companion animals, and he was co-editor of a three-volume encyclopedic work on fungal toxins. He also served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and received the organization’s prestigious E. P. Pope Award. Dr. Morehouse also enjoyed other interests, serving as a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and as a board member of the Missouri Symphony Society.
Dr. Chris Peterson Dr. Chris Peterson (PU DVM ’91) of Bremen, Ind., died August 20 while visiting Manistee County, Mich. She was 44. In 2001 she founded St. Francis Family Pet Healthcare in Bremen, enjoying her many relationships with pets and their owners throughout the area. She also spent seven weeks filling in at the PVM Small Animal Hospital during a clinician’s maternity leave. Dr. Peterson loved camping, horseback riding, hiking, animals of all kinds and she had a passion for music as well. A member of Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Bremen, Dr. Peterson volunteered with Heart and Hands, teaching English as a second language.
Dr. Jack Oliver Dr. Jack Oliver (PU DVM ’66), of Maryville, Tenn., passed away June 5 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 73. Dr. Oliver served as a veterinary school faculty member at Purdue University, Texas A&M and The Ohio State University before joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where he served for 35 years as a specialist in pharmacology and endocrinology. Dr. Oliver received several awards and honors, including being named the Lindsey Young Professor of Veterinary Medicine and the Amon Carter Evans Research Scholar at the University of Tennessee. He also received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Russell Owen-Burger Dr. Russell Owen Burger (PU DVM ’69), of Anderson, Ind., died April 25 after an extended illness. He was 68. Dr. Burger owned and practiced at the Westside Veterinary Clinic in Anderson.
Dr. John W. Petscher Dr. John Wilson Petscher (PU DVM ‘77) of Madison, Ind., died Feb. 27. He was 65. Dr. Petscher enlisted in the United States Army in 1968 and served with the 511th Military Intelligence Company. After being honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant, he pursued a career in veterinary medicine, enrolling in the DVM program at Purdue University. After graduation in 1977, Dr. Petscher entered private practice in Dublin, Virginia. In 1979, he moved to Madison and a year later founded the Madison Animal Clinic, where he served as owner and practitioner until the time of his death. Dr. Petscher served multiple terms as a member of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Alumni Liaison Committee, which also is the Board of Directors for the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association. He also was active in his community, serving as president of the Salvation Army Board, and as a member of the Boy Scouts Council and the board of the Animal Shelter. He also enjoyed horseback riding and was a sports enthusiast and fan, participating annually in the Madison Courier 10K race.
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Animal Response Team
EMERGENCY! It's a Family Affair. by Kelli Anne White For Veterinary Technology Class of 1986 graduate, Dawn Sorg, RVT, “family time” includes volunteering together to make a difference. In 2001, Dawn (Slessman at that time) made the decision to join the ranks of the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT), part of the National Disaster Medical System. Little did she know when she joined, what impact this would make on the remainder of her career. The tragedies of September 11, 2001, occurred just one week after Dawn joined NVRT. Dawn was deployed as a part of NVRT’s work in New York City at Ground Zero helping to treat service dogs working with fire and police teams. In the wake of her experience with the 9-11 tragedy, Dawn and her sister Lori Birky, a horse trainer, felt that something must be established to respond Dawn Sorg (PU AS-VT ’86) teaches a technical large animal rescue class. to animals in local emergencies. Dawn reflects, “I just came home from New York thinking, ‘What if this hapThe way in which the Sorgs’ professions weave together is pened in my city? What even happens in natural disasters here?’ perfectly suited to their involvement with the Animal Emergency And from that point, my sister and I decided we were going to do Response Team. Dawn has expert knowledge in animal handling something about it and make a difference in the animal world!” and behavior, which she began to acquire as part of her Purdue Nature’s Way Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc., was Veterinary Technology education. Richard has proficient skills in founded as a non-profit organization in 2002 by the two sisters. It technical equipment support because of his seasoned career as a is the first animal-related group recognized by the Indiana Emerfire fighter. gency Response Commission to be first responders. Nature’s Way Dawn also says that her “team” mentality was planted began offering classes about animal emergency response and how and cultivated during her experience in the Purdue Veterinary to develop an animal emergency response team in 2006 at places Teaching Hospital. “The Vet Tech classes are small so you really like the Hoosier Horse Fair, and by holding independent classes get to know your classmates,” comments Dawn, “You learn to of their own. It was at one of these classes during the Hoosier trust your fellow Vet Tech classmates as you care for animals Horse Fair that horse owner and fire fighter Richard Sorg became together and you work with the veterinary students in the Hospiinterested in this initiative. tal.” She speaks very highly of her Purdue University training and Richard applied to become a part of a Nature’s Way Animal explains that her PVM education prepared her to make such a Emergency Response Team and attended quarterly meetings and significant impact for animals and humans in natural disaster training sessions. Richard and Dawn began dating and later marand bio-threat situations. ried. Their shared passion for technical animal emergency response To learn more about Dawn, Richard, and Nature’s Way was one thing that bonded them together. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc., or to get involved, visit Dawn is currently working as a Veterinary Technician at a Fort www.nwart.org. To learn more about the unique career opporWayne veterinary hospital and Richard works for the Fort Wayne city tunities available with a Purdue Veterinary Technology degree, fire department. On top of that, they are both actively involved with contact Dr. Jim Weisman, director of the student services center Nature’s Way as animal first-responders as well as teaching and for the College at email@example.com or 765-494-0278. training others in technical animal emergency response.
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PVAA Membership Roster The Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association is an integral part of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family. It was established specifically for graduates of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, inclusive of both veterinarians and veterinary technicians in order to support veterinary alumni activities, events, and student recognition programs. Thank you to the individuals listed below who have chosen to support the College by being members of the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (Memberships recorded below were current as of October 26, 2011). Your membership truly makes a difference! Dr. Harold M. Aberman Dr. Susan J. Ahlfeld Dr. Eric M. Ako Dr. Jerry W. Allee Dr. Toby L. Alterman Dr. Yuen Y. Amicone Dr. Wendell D. Anderson Dr. Marianne Yeager Ash Dr. Raymond H. Backe Dr. John E. Baker Ms. Laura J. Baldridge Dr. Steven A. Bales Dr. Robert L. Barnes Dr. Robert F. Beard Dr. Val R. Beasley Dr. Donald L. Beckett Jr. Dr. Mark Beever Dr. Mary E. Benz Dr. Maria L. Berger Dr. Neal M. Bernstein Dr. Robert L. (Pete) Bill Dr. Michael C. Blasser Dr. William E. Blevins Dr. Nancy L. Blondin Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bohere-Stenger Dr. Christine L. Bongiorno Dr. Lisa Marie Booth Dr. Philip C. Borst Dr. Scott E. Borter Dr. David M. Bough Dr. Michelle R. Bowman Dr. G. Kay Boyd Dr. Mark A. Brady Dr. Jerry R. Brocksmith Ms. Natalia Mishay Browning Ms. Kellie Ann Brune Dr. R. David Brunner Dr. Gerald Matthew Buening Dr. Melissa A. Buggie
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Dr. David C. Bullerdick Dr. Douglas A. Burgei Dr. Loren E. Burlingame Dr. Sara Mauck Burns Dr. Thomas C. Butler Dr. Stephen V. Camp Dr. Robert F. Canada Dr. Matthew Dennis Cantrell Dr. Shannon Nicole Carpenter Dr. Teresita Carro Dr. Carmen A. Catoni Dr. Bernard V. Centofanti Dr. Richard P. Chaille Dr. Donald W. Chapman Dr. Tracy A. Chase-Thompson Dr. Leonard L. Chastain Ms. Erin M. Christie Dr. Theresa A. Cianciolo Dr. Paul F. Clemente Dr. Kelli A. Cobler Dr. Mark W. Coleman Dr. Christy M. Collignon Dr. Jeffery A. Collins Dr. Roger S. Colman Dr. Roy A. Coolman Dr. James D. Coots Dr. Staci D. Couch Dr. Gordon D. Cripe Dr. Darcy L. Crook Dr. G. Edward Cummins Dr. Valerie Carol Curtis Dr. Nicole Morgan Dalesandro Dr. Sharon L. Daub Dr. Julie Susanne Davis Dr. R. Blake Deckard Dr. J. Anthony Dillon Dr. S. Dawn Dinger Dr. Andrew A. Dircksen Dr. William V. Donohue, V
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Dr. Erica Marie Drake Dr. Beth S. Dunbar Dr. Janet L. Dunn Dr. Sarah R. Dutta Dr. Alice V. Ennis Dr. Jeffrey A. Epler Dr. Michael Scott Etter Dr. Robert B. Ferguson Dr. O. Ronald Ferris Dr. Arthur A. Fettig Dr. Heather Ann Fetzner Dr. James M. Feutz Dr. John T. Feutz Dr. Corinne E. Fisher Dr. Daniel L. Flinn Dr. Sally A. Fowler Dr. Richard M. Fulton Dr. Richard W. Gannaway III Dr. Heidi S. Gaultney Dr. Charles E. Geckler Dr. Joseph J. Giangarra Dr. Robert B. Gibson Dr. Jack R. Gillespie Dr. Thomas A. Gilligan Dr. Thomas L. Gilliom Dr. John S. Gilpin Dr. Eric N. Gingerich Dr. Sarah Kanagy Gingerich Dr. Richard A. Goebel Dr. Sharon L. Goodwin Dr. Kristi L. Graham Dr. Daniel F. Grimm, Sr. Dr. Jennifer D. Grota Dr. Michael A. Habel Dr. Stephen L. Hadley Dr. Thomas A. Haig Dr. William A. Haines Dr. Jerry C. Hall Dr. Jim D. Hardesty
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Dr. Jerome K. Harness Dr. Vernon Harp Dr. Suzanne E. Harshbarger Dr. Richard A. Hartigan Dr. Wendy L. Hatter Dr. David E. Haviar Dr. Charles G. Hawkins Dr. Bruce T. Henderson Dr. Christine S. Herr Dr. Chad E. Higgins Dr. Wesley L. Hildebrandt Dr. David Eugene Hinebaugh Dr. Stacy Lynne Hines Dr. Frederic J. Hoerr Dr. George R. Holl Jr. Dr. Brenda M. Hollis Dr. Linda D. Homco Dr. Raymond E. Houin Dr. James F. Howell Dr. Steven E. Hubbard Dr. Erica Denise Hughes Dr. Karen L. Hull Dr. William E. Humphrey Dr. Craig A. Hunt Mrs. Kristin R. Husband Dr. James L. Huseman Dr. George W. Irving III Dr. William O. Iverson Dr. Jennifer Anne Jenkins Dr. Ann L. Johnson Dr. Monica Brooke Johnson Dr. Susan E. Johnson Dr. Valerie A. Johnson Dr. John A. Johnston Dr. Davis W. Jones Dr. Gayland D. Jones Dr. Rita Jung Dr. Katherine Skiff Kane Dr. Duane L. Keaffaber
DVM 1966 DVM 1968 DVM 2003 DVM 1979 MS 1982, DVM 1985 DVM 1975 DVM 1968 DVM 1986 DVM 1992 DVM 1989 DVM 1978 DVM 1974 DVM 2004 DVM 1976, MS 1977, PHD 1981 DVM 1979 DVM 1994 DVM 1979 DVM 1973 DVM 1969 DVM 1981 DVM 2011 DVM 1982 DVM 1965 DVM 2002 AS VT 2002 DVM 1974 DVM 1965 DVM 1974 DVM 2011 DVM 1975 DVM 2005 DVM 1978 DVM 1997 DVM 1967 DVM 1972 DVM 1980 DVM 2009 DVM 1988 DVM 1970
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PVAA Membership Roster continued Dr. Kerry K. Keffaber Dr. Jason A. Kelly Dr. Timothy B. King Dr. Kelly R. Kirk Dr. Devin Nicole Kistler Dr. Gary R. Koenemann Ms. Elizabeth J. Kowalski Dr. Ronald M. Kraft Dr. Laurie A. Kristoff Mrs. Kelly Jo Kuehnert Dr. Gregory K. Kurtz Dr. Robyn L. Kurtz Dr. Mark D. Lapierre Dr. Larry K. LeMay Dr. Brooke N. Lechlitner Dr. Byron K. Lee Dr. Suzanne J. Lee Dr. Richard W. Leeper Mrs. Tracey L. Leeper Dr. Mary Beth Leininger Dr. Steven Leininger Dr. Laura B. Lemmons Dr. Matthew Scott Lemmons Dr. Michael P. Lent Dr. Stephen D. Lenz Dr. Robin Lepardo Dr. Robert G. Lindsey Dr. David M. Little Dr. David W. Loehndorf Dr. Jeffrey R. Longenbaugh Dr. William H. Loomis Dr. Anita Marie Lovely Dr. Catherine S. Lustgarten Dr. Sharalee Albert Lyons Mrs. Marilyn L. Mandernack Dr. Daniel J. Markwalder Dr. Bret D. Marsh Dr. Henry A. Martin III Dr. Lynn P. Martin Dr. Robert M. Mason Jr. Dr. William L. Mason Dr. Dennis W. Mattern Dr. Jeffrey W. Mauck Dr. Prudence D. Mc Cabe Dr. Robert F. McConnell Dr. Donald J. McCrosky Dr. Bruce Edward McDavitt Dr. John S. McKibben
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DVM 1981 DVM 2003 DVM 1978 DVM 1995 DVM 2011 DVM 1972 AS VT 2010 DVM 1974 DVM 1986 AS VT 2005 DVM 1982 DVM 1982 DVM 1996 DVM 1966 DVM 2009 DVM 1987 DVM 1987 DVM 1976 AS VT 1981 DVM 1967, HDR 1997 DVM 1966 DVM 2004 DVM 2003 DVM 1991 DVM 1981, PHD 1991 DVM 2007 DVM 1966 DVM 1973 DVM 1974 DVM 1980 DVM 1970 DVM 2011 DVM 1972 DVM 1986 AS VT 1976 DVM 1991 DVM 1984 DVM 1981 DVM 1964 DVM 1976 DVM 1970 DVM 1970 DVM 1975 DVM 1970 DVM 1964 DVM 1968 DVM 1992 DVM 1963
Dr. Susan A. McLaughlin Dr. Erica Sue McNaul Dr. Gail Weldin McNeill Dr. Lori Hoffman Mehringer Dr. Daniel W. Mellinger II Dr. Frederick L. Metzger, Jr. Dr. Max Michel Dr. C. Elizabeth Miller Dr. Cheryl A. Miller Dr. Larry E. Mitchell Dr. Janice Patricia Mogan Dr. Bryan L. Mohr Mrs. Julie M. Mohr Dr. Karen L. Monro Dr. Benny Bryan Moore Dr. Joshua Bryan Moore Dr. Julie Krugh Morris Dr. Trudy A. Mullings Dr. Kurt A. Mychajlonka Dr. David F. Nahrwold Dr. Howard T. Nelson Mrs. Cristin A. Newby Dr. Christine Anne Newman Dr. Felecia R. Niebojeski Dr. Sandra K. Norman Dr. Diane M. Norton Dr. Edward D. O’Connor Dr. Bruce Melvin Olson Dr. Carl A. Osborne Dr. Kenneth R. Overmyer Dr. Gary G. Pearl Dr. Nicole Rae Pearsall Ms. Susan Kay Pedigo Dr. David G. Pence Dr. Dan Pettay Dr. Andrew A. Pickering Dr. Raymond E. Plue Dr. Rebecca S. Pohland Dr. Thomas L. Powell Mrs. Tracey Colleen Powers Dr. Susan G. Price Dr. Glenn Milton Pullen Dr. Jeffrey L. Pyle Dr. Edward Gerard Rademaker Dr. Kathy A. Radford Dr. F. David Rausch Dr. Rachel Y. Reams Dr. Alan H. Rebar
DVM 1977 DVM 2001 DVM 1979 DVM 1995 DVM 1979 DVM 1986 DVM 1972 DVM 1983 DVM 1984 DVM 1973 DVM 1979 DVM 1989 AS VT 1987 DVM 2000 DVM 1973 DVM 2009 DVM 1989 DVM 1997 DVM 1993 DVM 1978 DVM 1973 AS VT 2010 DVM 1987 DVM 1979 DVM 1980 DVM 1998 DVM 1981 DVM 1977 DVM 1964 DVM 1991 DVM 1963 DVM 2007 AS VT 1995, BS VT 1999 DVM 1971 DVM 1968 DVM 1971 DVM 1968 DVM 1978 DVM 1964 AS VT 2000, BS VT 2001 DVM 1978 DVM 1986 DVM 1986 DVM 1977 DVM 1986 DVM 1970 DVM 1986, MS 1992, PHD 1995 DVM 1973, PHD 1975
Dr. Thomas T. Reed Dr. David E. Reeson Jr. Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds Dr. Robert W. Rich Dr. Ronald D. Richards Dr. Robert E. Rigney Dr. Ivan J. Rimstidt Dr. Pedro Luis Rivera Dr. Brian Marlen Roberts Dr. Jerry L. Rodenbarger Dr. Rick L. Rodgers Dr. Joanne Roudebush Dr. Philip Roudebush Dr. Lawrence R. Rueff Dr. Tony J. Rumschlag Dr. Jerome David Rusch Dr. Karen E. Rusch Dr. Jerry W. Rusk Dr. Wendy K. Salaguinto Dr. Suzanne Lamar Santamaria Dr. Stephen Clyde Sash Dr. Cynthia Feldman Schaefer Dr. Albert G. Schafer Dr. Wanda M. Schmeltz Dr. John T. Schnarr Dr. Jim L. Schoon Dr. Roger Herman Schrock Dr. Albert E. Schultze Dr. Casey Ray Shake Dr. Paul L. Shockley Dr. Aaron L. Shoolman Dr. Robert M. Sievers Dr. Lori Rae Simma Dr. Raj K. Singh Dr. Jenni Anne Smagala Dr. Jerry V. Smith Dr. Peter Alexander Smith Dr. Karen L. Spracklen Dr. Mark A. Stanforth Dr. Christopher Derek Stansberry Dr. Andrea Lea Starkey Dr. Lawrence W. Stauffer Dr. Susan Hobbs Steele Ms. Kelley Sue Steg Dr. Terry L. Stevens Dr. Alice Elizabeth Stewart Dr. Lauren M. Stewart Dr. Kathleen Elizabeth Stidham
DVM 1963 DVM 1975 DVM 1986 DVM 1963 DVM 1968 DVM 1965 DVM 1967 DVM 1986 DVM 1973 DVM 1979 DVM 1976 DVM 1975 DVM 1975 DVM 1979 DVM 1985 DVM 1991 DVM 1991 DVM 1963 DVM 2003 DVM 2001 DVM 1971 DVM 1981 DVM 1963 DVM 1986 DVM 1970 DVM 1970 DVM 1981 DVM 1982 DVM 2006 DVM 1974 DVM 1977 DVM 1991 DVM 2008 DVM 1990, MS 1991 DVM 2009 DVM 1967 DVM 1985 DVM 1992 DVM 1982 DVM 2007 DVM 2005 DVM 1967 DVM 1970 AS VT 2011 DVM 1976 DVM 2009 DVM 1983 DVM 2005
Dr. Kenneth L. Stites Dr. Martin G. Stotelmyer Dr. Amber D. Stover Dr. Richard A. Strauss Dr. Natalie M. Strode Mrs. Blythe M. Swanger Dr. Susan M. Tanner Dr. Kim A. Taylor Dr. H. Leon Thacker Dr. Douglas A. Thieme Dr. David E. Thoma Dr. Brian Eugene Thompson Dr. Scott L. Thompson Dr. Joaquin S. Titolo Dr. Maryanne E. Tocidlowski Dr. Ann Marie Trimmer Dr. Debra K. Van Roekel Dr. John J. VanDaele Jr. Dr. Marvin L. VanKley Dr. Peter F. Veling Dr. Kurt A. Volle Dr. J. Michael Volpp Dr. Daniel R. Volz Dr. Jay B. Votaw Dr. J. Frederick Walton Dr. Craig L. Wardrip Dr. Susan Lynn Wardrip Dr. Kristina M. Watts Dr. Mary Lou Weliever Dr. Kendall L. Wells Dr. Ralph G. Welp Dr. Deborah A. White Dr. J. Lee White Dr. Herbert E. Whiteley Dr. Kelly G. Whitesel Dr. Raechel A. Willard Dr. Donald G. Wilson Dr. Mindi Newman Wilson Dr. Raymond D. Wise Dr. Tina A. Wismer Dr. A. Barry Wood Dr. Dennis R. Woodward Dr. Christa Marie Young Dr. David H. Younts Dr. S. Michael Zehendner Dr. Robert L. Zell Dr. John F. Zook
DVM 1970 DVM 1971 DVM 1994 DVM 1986 DVM 2009 AS VT 2000, BS VT 2002 DVM 1984 DVM 1988 DVM 1965, PHD 1976 DVM 1983 DVM 1965 DVM 1998 DVM 1979 DVM 1977 DVM 1993 DVM 2001 DVM 1971 DVM 1992 DVM 1974 DVM 1981 DVM 1994 DVM 1970 DVM 1968 DVM 1970 DVM 1964 DVM 1978 DVM 1978 DVM 2003 DVM 1972 DVM 1964 DVM 1967 DVM 1994 DVM 1988 DVM 1977 DVM 1972 DVM 1996 DVM 1965 DVM 2002 DVM 1971 DVM 1994 DVM 1969 DVM 1976 DVM 2008 DVM 1968 DVM 1969 DVM 1972 DVM 1966
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Against the Odds A Fight Against Cancer for All in the Family by Carol Willoughby If a doctor told you that you have been diagnosed with final stage cancer and you only have two months to live, how would you spend the rest of your days? Is anyone prepared to answer such a question? For one Michigan family, however, this question presented itself on three separate occasions. In the fall of 1999 a serendipitous happenstance awaited three beings who would forever be intertwined by this dreaded disease. This is a story of an unbreakable bond created out of love, born from mutual understanding and strengthened by triumph. Here is the story of Pat, Beth and Joe Cooley… Pat and Beth Cooley were smokers; plain and simple. Tired of a series of breathing difficulties, Pat decided to kick the habit in 2004. However, the following year, he began to suffer from chronic lung issues, “I couldn’t breathe and was always tired,” he recalls. Upon presenting this information to their family physician, Dr. “Ray” Raythatha, Pat was sent to have a CT scan that revealed a tumor in his left bronchial tube. After a biopsy, the Cooleys learned that Pat had a form of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma.
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Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in humans and animals, and usually arises from mutated ectodermal or endodermal cells lining body cavities. Therefore, it can develop in a large number of organs and tissues including the lungs. Pat was informed that this type of cancer does not respond to chemotherapy and due to its location in his body, radiation and surgery were not options either. It was then that he heard those fate-defining words, “you have two months to live.” During our interview, Pat reflected, “That was some car ride home—you see things, things you never noticed before, and even a stop sign holds new meaning.” On this same ride Beth also was pondering this drastic change in outlook. She remembered that she had a cousin who recently had been treated for esophageal cancer. After placing a call, the Cooleys determined it was time to get a second opinion. Beth did her research. She was determined to find the best possible care and, with a hopeful heart, a cure for Pat. They were directed to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Center, and the Wayne State University School of
(photo left) Pat and Beth Cooley with Dr. Debbie Knapp and their “side-of-the-road puppy,” Joe.
Medicine. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos physicians are not only specialists in their respective areas, they are faculty members at the Wayne State University School of Medicine who participate in cutting-edge research, thereby giving Detroit Medical Center (DMC) patients and their families hope for a cancer-free future. There they met with Dr. Antoinette Wozniak, who is an oncologist at Karmanos. She reviewed Pat’s medical records and performed a comprehensive examination. She presented her findings to a DMC team of specialists. Upon this review she was pleased to inform the Cooleys that she believed that Dr. Frank Baciewicz could perform surgery to remove Pat’s tumor. Pat’s life was saved by Drs. Baciewicz and Wozniak exactly three weeks to the day after he was told he only had two months to live. In 2006, Beth, still a smoker, received the fateful news that she, too, had lung cancer. This time, the Cooleys knew exactly where to go. They had found the best in the business just one year prior and so they returned to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. On October 18, 2006, using the same team of Drs. Wozniak and Baciewicz, Beth had surgery to remove the upper left lobe of her lung. This year marks her fifth anniversary of being cancer free. Pat is now a six-year survivor. So, you may be asking, “why is there a story about lung cancer survivors in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual report?” Remember the reference to “Joe” Cooley? He is the Cooley’s lovable, faithful companion that saw them through not one, but two bouts with cancer. Now it’s time for his side of the story. Joe was a “side-of-the-road puppy” who had always been grateful for his family and was loved by the entire neighborhood. “There was just something special about him—just perfect,” said Pat. Beth adds, “He’d have made an awesome service dog.” The Cooleys truly credit Joe with helping them through some of the darkest hours of their lives. “Cancer is a scary word; people just don’t know what to say, not even your own children. There is nothing as soothing as a pet after chemotherapy or surgery,” they explain. So, in September of 2011 when an ultrasound uncovered a mass in Joe’s bladder, the Cooleys knew instantly what they had to do. “We had to find the experts,” Beth says. “We sought the best specialists in the business for ourselves and we were determined to do the same for Joe.” Beth’s research brought her to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. “I typed in transitional cell carcinoma and up comes a report by Dr. Debbie Knapp from Purdue. I began to read it and it was written in a way I could understand.” This led Beth to her next step—calling Purdue. Beth remembers, “I received a call back that day! The only question
Purdue staff had was if we were willing to make a road trip…so we were on our way to Indiana.” Hoping for the best, the Cooleys packed-up themselves and Joe for the eight-hour trip to West Lafayette. They arrived on a Monday. At Purdue, Joe had a cystoscopy performed in which a small-diameter tube-shaped instrument was inserted into the bladder to obtain a biopsy of the bladder mass. The biopsy confirmed that Joe had a type of bladder cancer called invasive transitional cell carcinoma. Unfortunately, in Joe’s case, the cancer was already causing serious complications. The tumor was blocking the flow of urine from one of his kidneys into the bladder, fluid was building up around the kidney, and his kidney function was declining. Joe had surgery performed to place a stent in the ureter to restore the flow of urine. This was very helpful in that Joe felt better after surgery, and his kidney function improved quickly. The cancer could not be removed surgically because of its location within the urinary tract, and Joe started receiving chemotherapy. Chances were good that the chemotherapy treatment would help Joe. In recent years, approximately 75% of dogs with transitional cell carcinoma treated with chemotherapy at Purdue have experienced remission or control of their cancer, and more than half of the dogs have enjoyed a year or more with good quality of life. At the time of the Cooley’s interview, Joe was healing well. His blood work was good. The Cooleys said that the whole experience exceeded their expectations. “Purdue veterinarians and staff make you feel as though you are a part of their family— everyone we spoke with in the waiting room felt the same way. You make decisions for your pet with full confidence that there is no better choice you could have made.” Sadly, just prior to publication, Joe lost his brave fight with cancer. The news was heartbreaking, but the inspiration Joe provided lives on. The Cooleys sentiment today is consistent with their first impressions. They say they knew from the time they placed their first call to the College that they had made the right decision for Joe. They emphasize that everyone has always kept things positive, in a way that mirrors their own experience at Karmanos. Even when they learned that Joe might not survive, they understood that he would receive the best possible care. They continued to be awestruck by the confidence and professionalism at Purdue. They also appreciated how the research being done at the College has the potential to benefit animals and humans alike, and that quality of life for the animal patients is of the utmost importance to all those involved. The Cooleys are truly grateful to Joe’s team of caregivers. And, with Joe’s memory ever present in their minds, they plan to continue living each day to the fullest, knowing they all had the best care anyone could ask for.
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SHELTER MEDICINE Helping those in need: Students hit the road to serve and learn
Most veterinary students work in the teaching hospital during the fourth year of the DVM program. But, students at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will soon be able to take their training on the road. Purdue Veterinary Medicine students will be afforded the opportunity to enhance their surgical skills while helping the thousands of animals currently being housed in shelters throughout the state. Thanks to the generosity of several civic minded organizations that are funding the program, including both the Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman Foundations, and PetSmart Charities, Indiana’s shelter pets will be able to increase their likelihood of adoptability while helping to educate our next generation of PVM Veterinarians. These charitable organizations and sponsors are contributing more than $750,000 in financial support. “We are very excited about this innovative effort to address the needs of animal shelters and the pets they house,” says Joni Thompson of the Tony Stewart Foundation. “This effort relates directly to our Foundation’s focus on meeting real needs in Indiana communities in practical ways. And because of the educational focus of this initiative, we also know this program will pay dividends far into the future as Purdue veterinary students trained in this mobile clinic graduate and use their knowledge, skills and experience to further improve the outlook for shelter pets.” Plans call for the mobile unit to be utilized in conjunction with a proposed elective rotation in shelter medicine and surgery, giving senior veterinary students greater opportunities to improve their technical skills and knowledge by performing faculty supervised procedures in service to animal shelters within driving distance of Purdue. A new Chevy Silverado, courtesy of the Tony Stewart Foundation, and a gooseneck trailer designed by LifeLine Mobile, should be delivered by this spring. Under the leadership of Dr. Lynetta Freeman, associate professor of small animal surgery, and Dr. Annette Litster, assistant professor of small animal medicine and director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, the mobile clinic service is expected to begin operating this summer. “Our students spend the first two years in the classroom and work part-time in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in their third year before moving on to their full-time clinical rotation in
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their fourth year,” says Dr. Freeman, who is the champion behind the program. “The addition of this program will expand students’ access to vital, practical, real-world cases, much like those seen in veterinary practices across the state and nation.” This extension of the Purdue University Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program will enable veterinary students to go to local shelters, where they will perform surgeries and gain hands-on experience. Two seniors will go at a time and perform neuter surgeries on a two-week rotation. “Students will get comprehensive exposure and intensive surgical experience,” Dr. Freeman says. “In one day, two seniors can perform up to 40 surgeries. Our curriculum will have huge advantages for training veterinarians who will be comfortable and confident going out into the field,” she says. “We’re trying to give students an experience that mimics a veterinary practice.” Moreover, the mobile unit will provide services that most shelters could not afford. The initial phase will include shelters within a 70 mile radius of Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus with faculty and students traveling an average of four days per week. They will perform as many as 25 neuter surgeries per day for approximately eight hours, not including travel time to and from the shelters. After researching Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s peer institutions, our College has adopted what we believe are the best practices to make the Purdue University Program among the best in the Nation. “Our students will get the surgical experience they’re looking for, but perhaps as importantly, they will also gain a greater awareness of the problem of pet overpopulation and the importance of shelter medicine as a professional and philanthropic obligation,” Dr. Freeman says. According to the Humane Society of the United States, three million to four million animals are euthanized each year. “Students will see the number of animals being brought in and the number of animals being adopted out,” Dr. Freeman says. “It’s not uncommon for a shelter to bring in 6,000 animals per year and adopt out 1,000 animals per year. Students need to actually work in that environment to begin to comprehend that reality. Ultimately, that is what sets this program apart. This innovative project is fundamentally about training outstanding veterinarians who have the knowledge and experience necessary to work effectively with animal shelters to address their needs in a way that also strengthens the veterinary medical profession.”
The College is continuing to raise funds for the program by publicizing the list of sponsors and additional gift opportunities below.
Mobile Unit Naming Opportunities Contact Becky Hershey, PVM director of development, at (800) 830-0104 for additional details.
Mobile Unit Endowment: $3,000,000 (Multiple donor opportunities available)
Surgical Suite ................. $ 25,000
Mobile Trailer Unit .......... Sponsored by: Tony Stewart Foundation and Ryan Newman Foundation
Surgical Prep .................. $ 15,000 Animal Housing.............. $ 10,000
Chevy Silverado............... Sponsored by: Tony Stewart Foundation
On-going Operational Support
Operational Support ...... Sponsored by: PetSmart Charities
Surgical Supplies ............ $ 50,000 (in-kind opportunities available)
A 34 FT LONG MOBILE UNIT DESIGN FOR THE
PURDUE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES
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A HERO'S SHADOW The heartwarming story of caring that grew out of a dark tragedy involving a slain police officer and his wounded K-9 companion by Kevin Doerr Dr. Tony Johnson, clinical assistant professor of emergency critical care, recalls the day he met a “true hero,” K9 Shadow of the Terre Haute, Ind., Police Department. It was July 12, 2011. “I received a text message first thing in the morning about a police dog who was being brought to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment. I had few details at that point, but as I drove to the hospital (I have about a 90-minute commute) I caught several news reports on what had happened the previous night. I had never before heard about one of my patients on the radio prior to meeting them. It was a strange feeling, and a bit of a portent for what would follow.” The news reports recounted the tragic events of the night before in the city just about two hours south of the Purdue campus. Shadow and his partner, Officer Brent Long, entered a Terre Haute residence as part of a multi-agency police force serving a warrant when the suspect opened fire. Bullets struck Officer Long and Shadow. Both Officer Long and the suspect died, and Shadow was injured critically. Purdue alumna Jessica Cooke (PU DVM ’07), provided Shadow with initial triage at Heritage Animal Hospital in Terre Haute, before the fouryear-old Belgian Malinois was transferred to Purdue. “When we got the call that Shadow was almost here,” Dr. Johnson remembers, “we prepared for the worst. Oxygen, gurney, bandages all were at the ready in case he should arrive in rough shape. When he walked out of the car and into the hospital under his own power, we breathed a collective sigh of relief. He looked remarkably good for having been shot in the face and having just lost his best friend and handler.” A team came together to provide the care Shadow needed. Dr. Johnson, intern Rebecca Lee, surgeons Amy Fauber and Gary Lantz, and veterinary students Elizabeth Berndt and Brandon Rice worked together on Shadow’s treatment. The case was anything but routine. Dr. Johnson later documented in a blog (http://www. petconnection.com/blog/2011/07/21/) the challenges they faced. (continued on pg. 30)
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Shadow, heads for a waiting patrol car after walking out of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Hospital to a hero’s welcome. (Purdue University Photo by Andrew Hancock)
Distinguished Alumnus Award Nominations are Needed Information and nomination forms are available at www.purdue.edu/svmengaged/ awards/FamilyPride
A Special Remembrance for a Special Kitty...
Pet Tribute Honors "Tai" and Family In January 2007, Julie Roberts brought her American Domestic Shorthair black and white cat, Tai, to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Tai’s local veterinarian, Dr. Patricia Cooke (PU DVM ’76), made the recommendation to visit Purdue because of various internal medicine issues that required additional diagnostics. Over the course of several years, Tai and Julie made the two-hour trip from their home in Terre Haute, Ind., to West Lafayette so Tai could be seen by different specialists. Tai became a familiar patient as each of her visits required the expertise and skills of a number of senior clinicians, residents and staff. She experienced problems with anemia, lethargy, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, and an infection of the liver and gall bladder. Tai was a very sick kitty, indeed. In January, 2011, Tai’s condition worsened as she returned to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a Julie Roberts (center-left) and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts, stand with cloudy eye. After an ophthalmic exam was performed, Dr. Jessica Slack (center-right) in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Pet Tribute Garden. the medical team found inflammation inside Tai’s left eye as well as a partial retinal detachment in her seemconversation. “I learned that Dr. Slack and her colleagues, includingly normal right eye. The Purdue clinicians were very concerned ing Dr. Vanessa Von Hendy-Willson, Dr. Alice Huang, Dr. Kelly that these particular abnormalities were providing an early warning (Thompson) Balog and Professor of Small Animal Internal Mediof an underlying serious disease process in her body, as the eyes ofcine, Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, each wanted to financially ten are a window to problems developing elsewhere in the patient. contribute toward the purchase of a bronze plaque in memory of Unfortunately, in a short time, Tai became blind due to retone of their favorite and special patients, Tai Roberts.” Following inal detachment in both eyes and she developed severe glaucoma the installation of the plaque in the garden, Dr. Slack invited Julie in the left eye as a result of the previously diagnosed inflammaand Julie’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts, to come back for tion. The left eye eventually required surgical removal because of a visit and plaque dedication. consequences of the glaucoma, and biopsy results indicated that “Tai was a very special kitty,” said Dr. Slack. “She experiTai had lymphoma in her eye. At this time, there was also evienced so many health problems in her short life, but she was a dence of lymphoma throughout other parts of Tai’s body. On the fighter and had a very happy life thanks to the love and dedication advice of the ophthalmology and oncology medical teams, Tai’s of her wonderful owner, Julie, and Julie’s parents (Tai’s ’grandowner, Julie, decided to proceed with chemotherapy as soon as parents’). They had an unwavering devotion to making sure Tai possible. Through valiant efforts, Tai continued to fight hard to had the best care and quality of life,” recalls Dr. Slack. She adds, heal and recover but her body was very tired and weak. More bad “Julie and her parents were very strong through Tai’s sickness, and news followed. During the Oncology Service’s reevaluation, it was ultimately made the most selfless, loving decision to do what was discovered through radiographs that Tai had free air in her abdobest for Tai when her illness became more than her body could men, most likely due to a ruptured gastrointestinal tract. Air in bear. I wanted to recognize such a special patient and her owners, the abdomen requires immediate surgery and because of Tai’s deand decided that a memorial plaque in the garden outside the bilitated state and a very poor prognosis, Julie made the difficult Veterinary Teaching Hospital would be a very fitting way to do so. decision to euthanize Tai. This was hard news for everyone at the Several of the other doctors involved in Tai’s care also wanted to Veterinary Teaching Hospital because so many people had grown contribute to memorializing a wonderful patient and her family.” to love and care for Tai. Dr. Slack concludes, “Tai and her family will always hold In the spring, Dr. Jessica Slack, an ophthalmology resident a very special place in my heart, and I’m so glad we were able who had treated Tai, contacted the Purdue Veterinary Medicine to provide an everlasting symbol of all she meant to Julie, Julie’s Advancement Office to inquire about a plaque in the Pet Tribute parents, and her Purdue veterinary family.” Garden. PVM Director of Development Becky Hershey recalls the
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Shadow (continued from pg. 28) “Police dogs are trained to be loyal and fierce. They exist to protect their handlers, take a bullet for them if needed, and to get the bad guy by cunning, cornering or chomping,” Dr. Johnson noted. “For all their positive and potentially life-saving attributes, they are not the most cooperative of patients. We need to do things to patients that can feel uncomfortable, and we are utter strangers. To a police dog, a stranger could just as easily be a bad guy out to get the handler, as a caring doctor out to dress their wounds. We knew we would have our work cut-out for us, and we were at a disadvantage in that we didn’t have Shadow’s handler there to tell him it was OK.” But Dr. Johnson adds, “Luckily, officers (especially K9 officers) are a tight-knit group, and we had one of officer Long’s friends on the force there to help us with Shadow. Shadow knew and trusted him, and he was of great help in assisting us in the task of getting Shadow back together.” Dr. Johnson remembers his early impressions in the exam room. “Shadow looked around warily, uncertain of the new folks in white lab coats. He had been shot on the right side of his face, and had bled into the space below his jaw, causing a pocket of blood (called a hematoma) to form. The bullet had entered just below his jaw and traveled upward. What it hit along its trajectory was anybody’s guess at this point. The fact that he had not met with the same fate as officer Long was miracle enough for us, but the possibility of serious injury was still present.” The diagnostic process required a variety of Hospital services and specialists. “We decided that a CT scan of his head would give us the most information about what had been damaged, and what we needed to do to fix it,” said Dr. Johnson. “The area under the jaw has some major nerves and blood vessels running through it, and the possibility that his jaw had been shattered and would require surgery meant that I had to coordinate lots of different specialists that day. Anesthesia, dentistry, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery all had a part in the plan. Trying to coordinate all of these doctors and services on a moment’s notice was a stressful and herculean task, but each one did the best they could to make themselves available for Shadow.” Meanwhile, media interest in Shadow was growing. Aware that Shadow had been brought to Purdue, media began contacting the University. “The whole incident, from the tragic loss of Officer Long to the efforts to save Shadow, was becoming a major local story and we were right in the center of it all,” remembers Dr. Johnson. “We were able to keep our cool and function as a team, however, as we knew that was the best way to ensure a good outcome for at least one member of the police team.” The CT scan revealed the bullet had likely entered through the mouth and hit the right jawbone, causing multiple fractures of the bone. While Shadow had significant blood loss from the bullet wound, his jaw fracture did not require surgery and the injuries to his gums and cheek were repaired. While he was still under anesthesia, Shadow was fitted with a muzzle that would prevent shifting of his jaw during the healing process.
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“As he recovered in a warm and quiet spot from his anesthesia, wound care and CT scan, we pulled some follow-up lab tests to assess his progress,” Dr. Johnson said. “We found that his hemoglobin count had dipped perilously low since arrival, probably as a result of blood loss and the fluids we had placed him on during anesthesia to support his circulation. I ordered up two units of blood from our blood bank, and he was transfused without any problems as he woke up from anesthesia. His hemoglobin count stabilized overnight.” On Friday, July 15, Shadow walked out of the Small Animal Hospital to a hero’s welcome as a contingent of K9 units from area police departments lined the sidewalk leading up to the patrol car that would transport him home. Emotion pervaded the air as Shadow paused with his handler, as if to acknowledge the support of the crowd. Dr. Fauber, assistant professor of small animal surgery and neurology, later answered questions from a gallery of reporters representing several media outlets from Terre Haute, Indianapolis and West Lafayette. She explained that the prognosis for Shadow was good, but that he faced three to four months of recovery. Officer Terry John stepped into the void left by Officer Long’s passing and helped nurse Shadow through the difficult recovery period. “He stayed with me and my family for the first couple of months,” recalls John. They made sure his wound stayed clear and pureed his food. “When his muzzle could be removed, he went back to his family. He has helped them with their healing process,” says John. “He fills a void with Brent not being there.” Shadow has remained as the Long family’s faithful companion, following a mutual decision not to return him to patrol duty. Dr. Johnson said, “Shadow needed some additional minor surgery to remove bullet fragments and some dead tissue about the time of the Thanksgiving holiday, but by Christmas he was doing very, very well and finishing a course of antibiotics.” He adds, “Shadow is very comfortable and living with an excellent quality of life. We miss him, but we are thrilled that he has found a loving place in the Long home. He is a very lucky dog, and we expect no lasting complications.” Dr. Johnson adds, “Shadow taught us that no matter the dire circumstances that sometimes bring our patients to us, there is always hope for a positive outcome.” Looking back, Officer John describes Shadow’s recovery as “fantastic,” and, speaking of Shadow’s veterinary medical team, concludes, “I’m not sure what we would have done without them. They are special people who work there.”
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Purdue University Indiana Challenge Match Interested in helping Indiana students achieve their dream of attending Veterinary College at Purdue University? The new Purdue Scholarship “Challenge” targets resources specifically for Indiana Students The program can help you meet the necessary minimum of $25,000 to establish a scholarship endowment by matching your cash gift dollar for dollar. Make $12,500 into $25,000 instantly. Or turn $25,000 into $50,000, and a 10 percent bonus will be added to the endowment for gifts of this size, truly helping to cut the debt load of some very deserving students. This bonus will allow a scholarship to be awarded the same year the endowment is fully funded.” The scholarships can be designated for students in individual schools and colleges at Purdue, but otherwise must be unrestricted. For more information, see the full press release at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2011/111005CordovaScholarships.html. Questions about establishing veterinary college scholarships should be directed to PVM Director of Development Becky Hershey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Engagement Team New Programs Introduce Families / Groups to Veterinary Medicine Purdue Veterinary Medicine launched a new program in October designed for families with students who are elementary school age or older and who are interested in learning more about the veterinary profession. The PVM Family Program features a series of lectures in Lynn Hall. Presentations are delivered on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., through March. The program is free but registration is required. The inaugural speaker on October 6 was Dr. Yava Jones, assistant professor of veterinary pathology, who provided an overview of the breadth of career opportunities that the veterinary profession has to offer. More than 35 people attended. The children who came commented that “it was explained really good!” One five-year-old attendee even illustrated Dr. Jones’ presentation as he listened, drawing pictures depicting new medicines that veterinarians invented for animals and people, and showing veterinarians checking the safety of our water supply. On November 6, Dr. Paula Johnson, clinical assistant professor of emergency critical care, gave a presentation on adrenaline-filled emergency veterinary medicine. Then, December 1, Dr. Jon Townsend, assistant professor of dairy production medicine, explained the exciting world of dairy medicine. The January presentation featured Dr. Stacy Tinkler, who talked about what it is like to be a veterinarian for horses. Other participants for the spring include Dr. Mark Hilton, clinical associate professor of food animal production medicine and Dr. Lynn Guptill, associate professor and co-section chief of small animal internal medicine. More information about the PVM Family Program Series is available at http://www.purdue. edu/svmengaged/ce/p12outreach. Group Educational Programs also are available. These new hands-on sessions are designed for groups of 10 to 25 elementary and middle school students with the goal of generating excitement about careers in health science. There are two programs available for elementary school students. In “Skeleton Races,” students learn how to read radiographs and race to assemble knees, shoulders, arms and legs from replicas of dog and human skeletons. In the “Skull Game,” students try to identify models of various animal skulls by using clues and by looking at microscopic images of the fur, scales, or hair of different animals. Middle school students learn what you can find out about an animal from its skull while getting hands-on experience working with a wide variety of animal skull replicas and learning interesting facts about each animal. Programs are offered on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30 pm. The programs are free, but groups must select a program topic and schedule the visit in advance. Group educational programs can be scheduled through Dr. Sandy Amass (email@example.com).
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Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Dr.Yava Jones talks with a student after the first PVM Family Program.
PVM Director of Diversity Initiatives Kauline Davis, helps students learn from a cow skull during a group educational program at Lynn Hall.
International Programs Broaden PVM Horizons As part of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s strategic goal to provide all students the opportunity for a global experience, 42 Purdue veterinary students traveled internationally to 13 countries in 2011, and the College hosted visitors from Japan, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Ukraine, Brazil, France, and Taiwan. Since 1995, Purdue Veterinary Medicine has enjoyed a partnership with its sister institution, Kitasato University School of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Towada-shi, Japan. This year was particularly rewarding as the two institutions exchanged students as well as faculty for the first time. In August, seven Japanese veterinary students, accompanied by their faculty advisor, Dr. Takahiro Taoda, began a two week stay at Purdue. During their visit, students experienced Small and Large Animal Hospital life, surgery, anesthesiology, neurology and oncology. They Kitasato veterinary students pose for a photo with Dr. Steve Thompson, clinical also enjoyed visits to the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana associate professor of pet primary care, at a reception in their honor. State Fair, Fair Oaks Farm, and Wolf Park. In addition, they shared about their personal experiences as veterinary In September, Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, associate professor of basic students in Japan following the devastating earthquake and medical sciences, traveled to Kitasato University to lecture to vettsunami that struck northern Japan last March. erinary students and give a presentation about her work involving Even as the Kitasato veterinary students were visiting West international public health. Lafayette, Ind., PVM student Josh Taylor (DVM Class of 2013) Purdue Veterinary Medicine also received a wonderful gift in was in Japan visiting Kitasato University. Josh delivered a poster support of international programs from former Dean Hugh Lewis signed by PVM faculty, staff and students, wishing the Kitasato and his wife, Mair, who donated a duplex, which will be used to family well in the aftermath of the March disaster. Josh rotatprovide housing for international visitors. The unit in Lafayette ed through the small animal dermatology, radiology, surgery, includes space for a Purdue veterinary student who will serve as a ophthalmology, internal medicine, cardiology, and large anihost, and up to four international guests. The International House mal surgery departments and assisted in language translation was dedicated in October in honor of Dr. John F. Van Vleet, who for American military personnel who brought their pets to the Dr. Lewis wanted to recognize for his long-standing commitment hospital at Kitasato. Josh also took some time to travel to hot to the education of Purdue veterinary students in his role as springs, waterfalls, Lake Towada, and Hokkaido during his stay. associate dean for academic affairs.
Dr. John F. Van Vleet International House
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Signing Ceremony Extends Relationship with Czech Republic A longstanding relationship between the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno in the Czech Republic will continue under terms of a Letter of Intent that was signed by the institutions’ deans at a special ceremony during the PVM Fall Conference. The new agreement calls for both schools to continue to promote international academic cooperation through: • • • • •
Exchange of materials in education and research, publications, and academic information; Exchange of faculty and research scholars; Exchange of students; Joint research and meetings for education and research; and, Technical assistance.
The two institutions have had a cooperative relationship since 1998.
BOILER VET CAMPS GROW IN POPULARITY Each summer, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s “Boiler Vet Camps” provide campers in middle and high school fascinating hands-on experiences designed to encourage them on their journey to becoming veterinary healthcare professionals. The 2011 camps, directed by PVM Student Services Director, Dr. Jim Weisman, were a tremendous success, providing memorable experiences for campers as well as participating PVM faculty, staff, and students. PVM students served as camp counselors for 50 middle school campers who learned about chickens, pigs, cows, horses, dogs, cats, poultry, and exotics. The high school camp, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, hosted 40 campers who learned about canine wellness and applied their knowledge to transform humane society dogs into adoptable family pets. Applications are being accepted for 2012 Junior and Senior Boiler Vet Camps. There is a large applicant pool for the limited number of camper spaces. The application deadline is March 1, 2012.
PVM Dean Willie Reed and Dean Alois Necas of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno sign a Letter of Intent at a ceremony during the PVM Fall Conference.
41st Annual SAVMA Symposium Purdue University March 15-17, 2012
Full Steam Ahead!
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Associate Dean Kathy Salisbury, professor of small animal surgery, teaches Sr. Boiler Vet Campers who observed spay and castration surgeries on humane society dogs that were adopted after the camp.
PVM Students Assume Ambassadorial Role
PVM Department of Comparative Pathobiology Head Ramesh Vemulapalli shows a pathology specimen to a young State Fair guest during a Purdue Day talk by assistant professor of veterinary pathology Yava Jones.
(left-right) PVM Ambassadors Nathan Kleefisch, of the DVM Class of 2013, and Cory Smith, Emily Scavuzzo, Jennifer Sexton, and Edith Catinchi all of the DVM Class of 2015, help at a PVM booth during Purdue Homecoming pre-game festivities.
More than 80 veterinary medical and veterinary technology students volunteered to serve as PVM Ambassadors in 2011. The student ambassadors visit schools and community centers, develop presentations, and complete service-oriented projects. This summer, PVM Ambassadors partnered with the Hanna Community Center in Lafayette, Ind., to bring young people to Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair. The initiative resulted from a successful community service proposal by Ambassador Jasmine Coe (DVM Class of 2014) entitled, “The Hanna Community Center Day at the Indiana State Fair,” which was funded through Purdue University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Engagement. Jasmine, along with fellow Ambassadors Orville Bramwell (DVM Class of 2014) and Okwudinanka Igwe (DVM Class of 2015), hosted 29 children and 15 Hanna Center representatives. The group first visited the new PVM traveling exhibits in the Our Land Pavilion on the State Fairgrounds. They learned how new medicines are made and about spinal cord injury in animals and people. Then they visited the Purdue Veterinary Medicine booth and made bracelets and colored puzzles. They also learned about pathology and examined specimens first hand during a presentation on the grand Purdue Stage, featuring Drs. Yava Jones and Ramesh Vemulapalli. Additionally they watched a spay demonstration hosted by PVM and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and still had time for a few rides on the State Fair Midway.
PVM Program Expands "Access to Animal-Related Careers" The Access to Animal-Related Careers Program (A2RC) was initiated in 2009 by Director of Diversity Initiatives Kauline Davis to bring high-achieving pre-veterinary undergraduate students to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for a week-long summer residential program. During the program, PVM faculty members lead hands-on academic sessions that include significant time in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as off-campus trips. The academic on-campus sessions include cardiology, husbandry, diagnostic imaging, and emergency and critical care medicine. A2RC participants also visit swine and dairy production facilities in Indiana. The program is designed to nurture and enhance the students’ interest in the profession and introduce them to the PVM experience. The success of the program is embodied in the eight A2RC alumni who are enrolled in veterinary programs this year, four of whom are members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine DVM Class of 2015: Lauren Avery, Elizabeth Hansen, Okwudinanke Igwe, and Antionette Knox.
PVM Wellness Clinician Lorraine Corriveau guides two A2RC students through the process of doing a basic exam on a rabbit.
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New Twists Enhance PVM Fall Conference The 2011 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference attracted nearly 1,050 registrants and guests, who came to West Lafayette, Ind., for a combination of continuing education and special events September 20-23. The special week, which doubled as the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s homecoming, featured an extensive line-up of 85 CE sessions and 25 hours’ worth of workshops, as well as a golf outing, awards celebration, luncheons, class reunions, the Skip Jackson Road Race/Fun Run, and the annual Fall Conference Auction (see below). The attendees included 365 veterinarians, more than 200 vet-
erinary technicians, and nearly 350 PVM faculty, staff and students. A total of 60 speakers addressed topics ranging from neurology, to cancer, wound care, equine theriogenology, clinical chemistry, anesthesia, behavior and diversity. Attendees also were able to visit more than 30 booths in the Fall Conference Exhibit Hall. The 2012 PVM Fall Conference will be back on the Purdue University campus. All conference sessions and special events will be held at various campus locations. The dates are already set. Mark your calendars now for the 2012 PVM Fall Conference and Purdue Veterinary Medicine Homecoming September 18-22.
Runners embark on the Skip Jackson Road Race.
Skip Jackson Road Race participants run through the fog.
Dr. Bianca Zenor, (PU DVM ’01), of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., gives a “Sunrise Lecture.”
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Fall conference Exhibit Hall
(far left) PVM Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Anatomy Dave Van Sickle visits with DVM Class of ’65 member David Thoma at the Medicine Mixer Reception.
Auctioneer Bill Synesael, who donated his services, coaxes another bid for a wooden train.
New Combined Event Links Anniversaries and Auction
Class of 1986 member Blake Deckard claims the Dr. Jack Fessler memorial t-shirt at the Auction.
A longstanding tradition of holding a fund-raising auction as part of the annual Fall Conference continued in 2011 but with a new twist. The auction was moved from an afternoon to an evening event and combined with the Medicine Mixer Reception. Held at the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms, the event attracted nearly 300 alumni, faculty, staff and students. The evening began with the reception, when members of alumni reunion classes were honored, and continued with bidding on a variety of high quality and unique items donated to raise funds for student scholarships. Several of the items were donated in memory of the late Dr. Jack Fessler, professor emeritus of large animal surgery, who passed away in April. Among those items was a customized t-shirt featuring a number of classic Fessler nicknames. Auction volunteer and PVM retiree Harry Latshaw wore the shirt at the start of the event, helping to secure the highest bid of nearly $3,000, which was made by a member of the 25th reunion class. By the end of the evening, a total of more than $24,500 was raised to support PVM student financial aid.
Dr. Becky Pohland (PU DVM ’78) was the top bidder for a children’s chair hand-made by her classmates Craig and Susan Wardrip.
Members of the DVM Class of 1986 pose for their 25th anniversary photo
Members of the DVM Class of 1981 are recognized during the Medicine Mixer Reception.
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PVM Introduces Online CE Courses New Purdue Veterinary Medicine online continuing education course offerings are available and can be viewed on the College’s website at http://www.purdue.edu/svmengaged/ ce/onlinece. PVM Lifelong Learning Director Marti Burns says the on-line sessions are ideal for individuals who: need a few Continuing Education credits for license renewal, missed the annual Fall Conference and want to see some of the presentations, or are just interested in learning something new. Purdue Veterinary Medicine is an authorized provider of Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Participants must take a quiz after each online presentation in order to obtain CE credits.
Lisa Greenhill, associate executive director for institutional research and diversity at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), spoke on the topic “Diversity & Veterinary Medicine: The Reality and Relevance” at the 2011 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference. Her talk, which is available as one of the PVM Online CE Courses, addressed the relevance and impact of social and cultural diversity on the veterinary profession and specifically on different areas of practice.
CE credit courses available include: Small Animal / Exotics • • • • •
Canine Rehabilitation and its Practical Application Understanding and Communicating Cancer Risk and Risk Management Technology vs. Biology in Cancer Control: Which Matters More? 3 Cheers for the Stifle: Lateral Sutures, TPLOs, and TTAs What’s up Doc? Rabbit Husbandry and Common Diseases
Large Animal / Food Animal • • • •
Food Production in the Global Environment Equine Rehabilitation and its Practical Application The Broodmare: From Breeding to Foaling Equine Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians
All Species • The Anatomy and Physiology of Anesthetic Machines • The EKG
World Veterinary Year & Diversity • • • •
Veterinary Medicine & Diversity: Relevance and Reality How Did You Get Here? Times They Are A-Changin’ Inclusion: The Poverty of Knowledge
A complete course listing with descriptions and access to the on-line registration system is available at this link: http://www.purdue.edu/svmengaged/ce/onlinece .
PVM Extension Director Named Dr. Jonathan Townsend has been appointed as Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s director of extension. In his new role, Dr. Townsend oversees the College’s extension programs and activities in accordance with the the College’s strategic plan. Dr. Townsend is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy). He joined the PVM faculty in May, 2010. Dr. Townsend received his DVM degree from Auburn University in 1995 and, in 2007, earned his Ph.D. in Animal Science at Purdue.
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Teaching Team Awards Recognize Outstanding PVM Educators A total of ten faculty and staff members were recognized with PVM awards for excellence during 2011. Three were honored during the College’s Fall Conference Awards Celebration in September:
Dr. Larry Horstman, professor of theriogenology, received the Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence. Nominations are submitted by faculty to a committee of faculty and alumni who make the selection on the basis of the nominee’s performance and contributions in research, scholarly or creative endeavors; instruction and related activities; and/or public and professional services and relations.
Veterinary Technology Program Instructor Pat Navarre, RVT, who serves as senior operating room technologist and large animal technician supervisor, was recognized as the winner of the Veterinary Technology Outstanding Teaching Award. Sponsored by Elanco Companion Animal Health, the award recognizes an instructor who teaches in the clinical portion of the Associate of Science degree program. The selection is made on the basis of a vote by the veterinary technology students who are to consider the instructor’s: superior ability to clearly communicate course content and stimulate students’ motivation to acquire the knowledge and skills required for their educational program; willingness to facilitate student learning outside of the formal classroom, laboratory, or clinic setting; willingness to mentor students; and, influence as a positive role model. In April, the College honored six faculty who received awards at the spring Honors and Awards Banquet:
Dr. Gary Lantz, professor and chief of small animal surgery, and assistant head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was honored as the recipient of the Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award. The award was conceived by Dr. Raymond E. Plue, a member of the DVM Class of 1968. Dr. Plue established an endowment to fund the award, which recognizes outstanding teachers who make a superior effort to influence and inspire students, in the same way that Dr. Billy Hooper inspired Dr. Plue when he was a Purdue veterinary student.
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Dr. Rebecca Packer, assistant professor of neurology, received the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes a teacher who, as evaluated by the DVM student body, demonstrates superior ability in communicating the chosen material to students and stimulates their desire to master the material, while also being ready to aid and motivate students in a counseling and advisory capacity, either formally or informally. Dr. Robert (Pete) Bill, professor of veterinary pharmacology and director of the Veterinary Technology Program received the Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award. This award is given at each veterinary school or college in North America to an outstanding teacher as selected by the DVM students, who is then eligible to compete for the National Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award.
Dr. Kathy Salisbury, Dr. Rebecca Packer, Dr. Robert (Pete) Bill, Dr. Lynetta Freeman, Dr. Sophie Lelièvre and Dr. Timothy Ratliff
Dr. Kathy Salisbury, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of small animal surgery, received the Weedon Faculty Award, which honors the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution to members of the fourth year veterinary class (in this case, the Class of 2011) during their progress toward their DVM degree. 2011 marked the tenth time that Dr. Salisbury has been selected for this honor. Dr. Lynetta Freeman, associate professor of small animal surgery, received the Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, which recognizes a faculty member for outstanding accomplishment in generating new knowledge through research.
Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, associate professor of basic medical sciences, received the PVM Excellence in Scholarship of Engagement Award, which honors faculty members who have demonstrated dedication and excellence in scholarly engagement endeavors that have impacted the College of Veterinary Medicine constituents by addressing a community, professional and/or society need. Dr. Timothy Ratliff, professor of comparative pathobiology and the Robert Wallace Miller Director of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, received the PVM Excellence in Research Award.
At a separate recognition ceremony in April, Dean Willie Reed presented the Outstanding Staff Award to Nicole Rosen, clinical pathology supervisor in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Nicole was praised for her many years of dedicated service, her professional image to people outside of the School, her enthusiastic and positive approach to laboratory management, her strong supervisory skills, as well as her cost-conscious efforts and high quality standards. Nicole is the 31st recipient of the award, which was established in 1988 at the suggestion of, and with an initial gift from PVM alumnus Carl Osborn, a member of the DVM Class of 1964, and his wife Lynn.
Nicole Rosen with faculty members John Christian and Rose Raskin, who nominated her for the Outstanding Staff Award.
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Veterinary Student Dads ‑ and Moms Too! The inspiring story of how Purdue students have faced the challenge of raising kids while in veterinary school. by Kay Hagen It’s often heard throughout Lynn Hall that the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has a family atmosphere, but some of our students can interpret that saying a bit more literally than their peers. It’s 7 p.m., on a Wednesday evening, and Orville Bramwell (DVM Class of 2014) has hours of studying ahead of him. But Orville, unlike most of his peers, can’t hide out in the library or call a group of classmates for an impromptu study session at his home. He has a family to think about. Orville is one of a small number of students who started families during, or sometimes before, veterinary school. Orville has two boys—Jared, who is 12, and Ryan who is nine. Unlike many veterinary students, Orville didn’t grow up dreaming of being a veterinarian. He already had a successful career involving research and development of human medical devices for Cook, a medical device company, before applying to veterinary school. He was looking for ways to advance that career when he had a conversation with Dr. Dan Hogan, Purdue Veterinary Medicine associate professor of cardiology. Orville met Dr. Hogan through a partnership that Cook has with the PVM Clinical Discovery Laboratory. Orville credits Dr. Hogan with opening his eyes to the potential benefits of a veterinary degree in his field. “It wasn’t until I sat with Dr. Hogan,” Orville recalls, “…and he said, ‘if you’re working with animal models, do you really understand the animal model?’ That was the question that really just sparked that fire on the inside.” When it came time to apply, Orville’s first choice was Purdue. “I live here in Lafayette, and I couldn’t move my family at the time.” Since then, he’s realized that getting into veterinary school was easier than balancing school with family life during his first year. “I thought the only thing that was going to change was that I wasn’t going to be working anymore. I was completely wrong,” Orville says. He found that he had less time for his family. His boys were used to having a dad who volunteered to coach little league football and was available for games and projects. They assumed that he would still be able to come to their activities. “I would have to say things like, ‘I know you’re going do that, but I have to go study,’” says Orville. “Or, even if I did go, my mind was still on whatever exam was coming up next.” Fortunately, his wife was able to pick up the slack. “It was just amazing the way she just transformed to become what she needed to be for both the boys and me,” Orville says.
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Still, Orville worries that his struggles may affect the boys. “My concern is what does this mean to them? I know it’s hard for me, but what is that translating to in the mind of a 12-year-old or a nine-year-old?” One of Orville’s classmates, Kristine Moss, is facing a similar circumstance. She has two children, David III, a six-year-old boy, and Madelyn, a three-year-old girl. “I didn’t anticipate being a vet student,” says Kristine. “I thought veterinary medicine was something I would love to do, but I went with what my guidance counselors told me I would be good at.” After graduating with a degree in music, Kristine joined the performers’ union in Tulsa, Okla., and planned to move. But, between graduating and moving to her new home, the Tulsa union disbanded, leaving Kristine without a job, and seemingly no chance of getting another job in the music industry. Instead, she took a part time teaching job and started working at a veterinary clinic. Kristine moved to Indiana to be closer to family when her husband, David Jr., an Army Reservist, was called to serve overseas for a second tour. At the same time, she started taking classes to fulfill the prerequisites for veterinary school. “I was a music major, so I didn’t have science classes,” she says. While it was tough doing undergraduate work while caring for her children, Kristine says that doesn’t compare to the challenges of veterinary school. “It was a lot easier when we were back in Evansville because there was family,” she says. “If I needed to go to a late study group, I could call my mom.” According to Kristine, any kind of schooling can be challenging when there are children involved. “You don’t get to make up your own schedule,” she says. “There are responsibilities that you can’t put off just because you need to study for an exam.” Her classmates sometimes get a first-hand view of those challenges. “When my daughter was sick, my husband was at work and she couldn’t go to daycare, so I was able to bring her to class and we sat in the back,” Kristine says. Indeed, it was Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s focus on families that attracted Kristine to the School in the first place. She applied to several veterinary schools and narrowed it down to the two that seemed the most family oriented to her. Purdue won out. “Right away at Purdue it was like, ‘Oh, you’ve got a family? Great, welcome to our family.’ It wasn’t an issue at all,” she says. That wasn’t Kristine’s experience at every veterinary school she visited. She recalls one interview that demonstrated just how
non-family oriented the school was. “There was one that gave me a 20 minute lecture on how I was causing emotional and psychological damage to my children not being where I should be during their developmental period.” Part of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s unique approach to students with families is made possible by an alumni couple. Drs. Susan and Craig Wardrip (PU DVM ’78), of Palos Heights, Ill., established a scholarship to help students who are raising children while in veterinary school. The idea grew out of their own experience as students. Craig remembers when Susan told then Dean Jack Stockton back in May of 1974 that she was pregnant and would have a child soon after beginning veterinary school. “We worried that he would tell her that she could not start class pregnant. Instead, he smiled and said: ‘That’s great—if it isn’t a problem for you, it won’t be a problem for us.’ And it wasn’t.” Drs. Susan and Craig Wardrip visited with Wardrip Family Veterinary Scholarship Their first daughter was born October 8, during recipients (l-r) Kristine Moss, Daniel Hendrickson, and Orville Bramwell at a Scholarship Recognition Luncheon in September. their first semester in veterinary school. Susan went to class on Monday, delivered the baby on Tuesday and Seth Nahrwold, a member of the DVM Class of 2013, is was back in school the following Monday. an example of just that kind of situation. His father, David (PU Susan and Craig remember keeping toys in laundry baskets, DVM ’78), is a classmate of the Wardrips. and always saving a “fresh basket of toys” for nights when they “My dad is a veterinarian, so I literally grew up in his office,” had to study for an exam. “We always say that we managed having explains Seth. “After school I would walk to the clinic and be there a child in veterinary school because we had to, and because we until he was done with work.” didn’t know it was supposed to be difficult,” Craig explains. “By Now Seth is a father, too. His daughter, Elyse, was born in studying together, acting as a team in our profession and our March of his sophomore year, casting him in the role of a new family, we made it through school and our life in practice, and father “…just before getting ready for finals.” He says, “Luckily raised three great children.” I started off well sophomore year, so I had a little bit of leeway going Craig emphasizes that Purdue created an “…extended into finals. I got studying done when I could.” family atmosphere even that long ago, when women in veterinary Seth adds that Elyse wasn’t the easiest of babies. “We took medicine were far from a majority, and not widely accepted.” He turns and in free time I studied. I had some late nights, but I got adds, “When Susan had the idea to start the Wardrip Family it done. What else can you do?” Veterinary Scholarship, it was to help those families who met this This year is a bit easier. “Once she’s down for bed I have a challenge, and to honor Purdue for always making it possible. It solid two to three hour block to study.” has been a great pleasure for us to see scholarship money preSeth and the other students also say there actually are adsented to veterinary students with children, and to meet the 25 or vantages to having children while enrolled in veterinary school. so student parents (and their children) to whom this award has “When I study, I study better,” Seth says. His wife has noticed been given.” something else. The Wardrips even took all of this year’s scholarship recipi“It gives you more reason and drive to do well. I have a ents and their families out for a meal. little girl and her future is in our hands now, too.” “When they told us their story of what they went through That’s a sentiment that Orville and Kristine say rings true in veterinary school, and of having their daughter during their for them, too. first year and some of the challenges they had, it really resonated And that, indeed, is what’s great about a family—sharing, with the stuff that we deal with,” says Kristine. and caring, and helping each member succeed, which is why the Orville agrees, commenting, “When they say they undercharacterization of having a “family atmosphere” is regarded stand what it’s like, they mean it!” by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine as a In some cases, the students’ sense of being part of the compliment of the highest value. “Purdue veterinary family” even crosses multiple generations.
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Donor Tributes A Matter of the Will: Planning your Tribute to the Human Animal Bond by Carol Willoughby “Life is a gift, and if we agree to accept it, we must contribute in return. When we fail to contribute, we fail to adequately answer why we are here.” —Albert Einstein— Why do people give to charitable organizations? Simply stated, they want to make a difference. There’s an old saying that says nobody is remembered for what they took but instead for what they gave. Charitable giving to a university often reflects peoples’ feelings of being blessed by what they have and all they are, or for a service that was provided on behalf of a family member. Many times people demonstrate these feelings of gratitude by designating a gift in their estate plan. The story that follows is a dramatic illustration of just such a situation. To aid in understanding this story, a brief definition of terms is in order. Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging the disbursement of an estate. When you plan your estate, you can attempt to eliminate uncertainties over how your assets will be divided and to whom. Estate planning also can serve to reduce taxes and other expenses that are typically incurred when someone dies. You can effectively manage and distribute your estate by taking advantage of charitable giving. Three key elements in estate planning are creation, preservation and distribution. We spend our entire lifetime creating our estate. We spend many hours preserving that estate through good investing and prudent planning. However, many people do not spend enough time on the third key element: the proper distribution of our assets during our lifetime and at the time of our death. Estate planning should be one of the most important things on our minds—considering how much time we spend working hard to earn a good living so our children can enjoy the fruits of our labor. However, only two out of five Americans have a will—an alarming figure considering how many of us own property and have families to support. Mary Elisabeth Keller began teaching her daughter Anne at an early age the importance that estate planning plays in an individual’s life. Anne recalls establishing her will at the age of 18. She was raised knowing that wills are something families need. “Just like having a car or paying the electric bill, it’s simply a part of life. It’s not a discussion anyone should dread, it’s a normal thing to consider,” says Anne. “The reality is we don’t know when our time will come,” she says, adding, “I’d rather be making the choices myself than to have the government, an individual I don’t know well, or some other outside force make them for me.”
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Dean Willie Reed with (left) Mary Elisabeth Keller and her daughter Anne.
In the Keller family they have made it a practice to review their charitable giving in their wills about every five years. “Just as we all change through the aging process,” Mary Elisabeth says, “we often change what we hold near and dear to us.” Both Mary Elisabeth and Anne attended small liberal arts colleges and even though they both have charities in their community that they support on a small scale, they feel more confident making a larger gift to a larger entity such as Purdue where they know experienced professionals with specialized knowledge are managing gifts. They feel it is important that donors be informed about the charitable institutions they choose to support. “Often times smaller organizations do not have the expertise and proven track record when it comes to the stewardship and management of estate plans,” states Anne. This knowledge along with a series of events that occurred, in the summer of 2008 led to what Mary Elisabeth recalls as a “perfect storm” and is ultimately what prompted the Kellers to name the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Mary Elisabeth recalls that it was a confluence of circumstances. They had determined it was time to review their estate plans. At the same time their beloved pet Brownie, an English springer spaniel, became very ill. They had been treating her for 11 months, working closely with a local veterinarian and the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Mary Elisabeth said she realized what a special place the School is when she met then student, Carla Showers, a member of the DVM class of 2008. She recalls that the first impression was a lasting one. The deep care and concern that Carla showed as a veterinary student was a clear indication of the excellent education the School was providing to these future practitioners. The care and treatment provided to Brownie during her illness opened the Kellers’ eyes to the exceptional service and educational experience being provided at Purdue. During this same time period the Kellers had the wonderful opportunity to get to know a young woman by the name of Amanda Stahl. Although Amanda had mostly grown up in town, she loved the natural world and animals of all kinds, and set her sights on becoming a large animal veterinarian. Mary Elisabeth saw an opportunity to help this prospective veterinary student
gain valuable experience by having her come to their farm and travel with her to and from Purdue for Brownie’s treatments. “A bond was instantly established from Amanda to Brownie to me. And the affection was mutual,” recalls Mary Elisabeth. Amanda continued to gain all the experience she could with the help of her new friends, the Kellers. Unfortunately, during this time period Brownie began to fail and although it was a heart-wrenching decision, Mary Elisabeth and Anne determined that it was best to let Brownie go. Amanda joined the Kellers to say goodbye to their friend and companion. “Brownie will forever be that very special dog in my life,” says Mary Elisabeth. Later during this same week in July, Mary Elisabeth spent time at the Jackson County Fair, where she saw Amanda participate in several events as a newly crowned member of the 4-H Royalty. Then, very early Thursday morning she received shocking, devastating news in a phone call from Anne. Amanda had been killed in a car accident the night before. Amanda was just 16 years old. It was said that she was focused and determined. Both her own parents and the Kellers were certain that Amanda would have achieved her goal of becoming a veterinarian. Human tragedy and the triumph of human spirit are what inspired the Kellers to decide to name the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in their estate plans. The desire to show appreciation for the extraordinary care and treatment of a beloved family pet while also honoring a life cut short and paying tribute to the power of the human-animal bond was fulfilled through a simple but very meaningful bequest. “Although we were not able to save Brownie’s life we are confident that, over time, Purdue veterinary students are gradually gaining knowledge from pets like her, and we hope that their
expertise will benefit other animals and possibly humans down the road,” says Mary Elisabeth. Anne adds that “no one can predict the future so it is important to look ahead and determine the entity or organization that we feel passionately about and will trust to safeguard our investment.” The Kellers are confident that the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine is deserving of their trust, and, at least for today, is where those they hold close can best be honored. “We prefer the superior stewardship demonstrated by Purdue’s team over smaller entities,” state the Kellers. One final piece of advice the Kellers emphasize in regard to estate planning is to first consult with an experienced estate planning attorney and CPA, with whom you identify and feel confident. These professionals, who understand your goals, can give you a good idea of what it would cost to protect your assets today, and in the future. When you hire a lawyer and other financial planning experts, you can make sure that the proceeds of your estate go exactly where and to whom you want it to go. Estate planning allows you to have control over your assets when you die. You can transfer your assets to your spouse, your children, your friends, a charitable institution or a combination of these. Your plan will determine what happens to your property—who will get it, where it will go and how it will happen. If you do not have a will or a trust, someone else will make those determinations for you and they may not be in the ways that you would have intended. And ultimately you can always change your mind. By planning you maintain flexibility over your assets. If you are interested in learning more about how you can include Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in your estate and charitable gift plans please contact Carol Willoughby at (765) 491-7899 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q and A with PVM Philanthropist: Anne Engen and the 27 Foundation
Why have you chosen to continue to support PVM Cancer Research? Our donations in support of the Purdue canine bladder cancer program come from a deep wish to do what is in our power to prevent others from going through the loss and sadness we experienced. We have made donations to Dr. Knapp’s program out of a strong belief that we are making a very worthwhile investment in a program directed by a brilliant, passionate clinician with a very kind heart. It is an honor to be able to assist even in this small way with the work that is being done.
Why do you choose to support the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine? My first contact with Purdue was actually through the excellent information that was provided online about canine bladder cancer. I had a Welsh Corgi named Dusty who was diagnosed with bladder cancer at a young age. I was just devastated by the diagnosis and was searching for as much information as I could find. We had an excellent local oncologist and during one of our early visits he told me about the bladder cancer research being conducted by Dr. Debbie Knapp, Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology. Of course I looked for the research immediately and I read the information on the website over and over. My next contact was with Patty Bonney, Senior Oncology Technologist, because there was a reference on the website to a canine bladder cancer article I wanted to read but could not find. She was so kind and understanding and sent the article to me. I could not have had a better introduction to Purdue’s excellent bladder cancer resources. Dusty died after eight months of treatment locally, which gave him good quality of life and gave both of us precious additional time together. After his death, I wanted something good to come out of this very sad experience and the idea of a donation which would assist in research and treatment of bladder cancer had immediate appeal.
We also have a deep appreciation for the ways in which research and treatment of animal cancers can contribute to the fight against cancers. We believe comparative oncology is one of the most useful and cost effective approaches to cancer research. We hope its role in finding effective treatments will become more widely understood.
How do you measure the productivity of your giving? We are privileged to receive reports from Dr. Knapp detailing both current progress and plans for future work. We have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Knapp and some of her associates in person and all our contacts support our belief that new diagnostic techniques and more effective treatment for bladder cancer—and maybe someday prevention—will be the result of the work being done. Do you have a philanthropic role model? We do not have a person as a model but we believe in doing what is in our power in areas we believe to be important. If you could see your gifts accomplish one thing, what would it be? Contributing to the end of bladder cancer in animals and humans. There is no reason to hold a lesser goal.
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Donor Honor Roll
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is very grateful to the following alumni and friends for their support during the 2010 fiscal year. Such generosity not only strengthens our financial resources, but inspires others to become part of this distinguished group. PVM uses the resources you generously provide to create new opportunities for students and to invest in our faculty and programs that foster interdisciplinary learning. An asterisk next to a donor’s name indicates they are deceased and a diamond next to a donor’s name indicates that they have included the School in their estate plans. The following list recognizes donors whose contributions were received July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Note that, while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, if you have questions or concerns about your listing, please contact the Office of Advancement at (765) 494-5032.
GIFTS OF $100,000 AND ABOVE Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $100,000 or more during the fiscal year. Anonymous Mrs. Phyllis J. Ciez* Ms. Anne Engen/Twenty-Seven Foundation Ms. Ludmila F. French Dr. Robert L. King and Mrs. Drue Cowan King Dr. Paul A. Williams and Mrs. Marilee Williams
GIFTS OF $10,000 – $99,999 Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $10,000 – $99,999 during the fiscal year. Anonymous Dr. Harriet J. Aronson Ms. Melinda J. Blakesley Richard A. Goebel, D.V.M. and Mrs. Michele J. Goebel, M.S.M. Dave Grove and Vicki Grove Mrs. Laurie Hoffman and Dr. Robert L. Hoffman Mrs. Shari A. Kohne Mrs. Katherine L. Scheffler and Mr. James M. Scheffler Dr. R. G. Schneidhorst Jr. and Mrs. Ann E. Schneidhorst Dr. Herbert E. Whiteley and Mrs. Yvette Whiteley
GIFTS OF $5,000 – $9,999 Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $5,000 – $9,999 during the fiscal year. Anonymous Ms. Lisa D. Allen Dr. Steven H. Berger and Mrs. Beth Ellen Berger Mr. James L. Francis and Mrs. Diane Zimmerman Francis Ms. Barbara E. Henderson Dr. Janet Houghton and Mr. Theodore Bendall Ms. Janet L. Myers Mr. Robert L. Poynter Dr. John F. Van Vleet and Mrs. Nancy C. Van Vleet Ms. Janis K. Wagner Susan Lynn Wardrip, D.V.M. and Craig L. Wardrip, D.V.M.
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GIFTS OF $1,000 – $4,999 Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $1,000 – $4,999 during the fiscal year. Dr. Harold M. Aberman and Ms. Danielle R. Aberman Mrs. Ruthjeanne Aigner Dr. Sandra F. Amass and Dr. Phillip J. San Miguel Dr. Mimi Arighi Dr. Richard A. Arnold and Mrs. Kathryn A. Arnold Dr. Gregory E. Baer and Mrs. Deann Baer Dr. Ralph E. Bailey and Mrs. Mary L. Bailey Dr. Kevin E. Bannister Dr. Donald L. Beckett, Jr. and Mrs. Mary F. Beckett Dr. Arthur A. Bickford and Ms. Margaret Bickford Ms. Helen J. Brennan Dr. John E. Burkhardt and Dr. Frances A. Burkhardt Mrs. Donna F. Callahan Dr. Joseph William Campbell and Mrs. Martha Theresa Campbell Dr. Robert F. Canada and Mrs. L. Ann Canada Dr. Richard I. Carmien and Mrs. Joyce E. Carmien Dr. Richard P. Chaille and Mrs. Jean Chaille Dr. Robert M. Claflin Dr. Thomas E. Clark and Mrs. Nancy F. Clark Dr. Charles T. Cline, Jr. and Mrs. S. Danielle Cline Dr. Bradley Roy Coolman and Mrs. Shindok Lee Coolman Dr. Roy A. Coolman and Mrs. Nancy J. Coolman Dr. G. Edward Cummins and Mrs. Nancy A. Cummins Dr. Anne De Graaf and Mr. Jim De Graaf Dr. Richmond Blake Deckard and Mrs. Nancy LaVanne Deckard Dr. W. Ron DeHaven and Mrs. Nancy L. DeHaven Dr. Dennis B. DeNicola and Mrs. Janice L. DeNicola Dr. David Allen Dettmer Dr. J. Anthony Dillon Mr. Glenn T. Durham and Mrs. Jill A. Durham Mr. Carl C. Dykema and Mrs. Muriel M. Dykema Mrs. Anita Ebert-Cauley and Mr. James L. Cauley Mrs. Janet R. Faulkner and Dr. Donald J. Faulkner
Dr. Robert B. Ferguson and Mrs. Jo Ann Beaty Ferguson Mr. John F. Ferguson and Mrs. Beverly Ferguson Dr. Stephen W. Fess and Mrs. Marilyn E. Fess Dr. Peter Guy Fisher and Ms. Alicelynne Watson Dr. Lawrence F. Fisher III and Mrs. Mary Ellen Fisher Dr. Charles E. Geckler and Mrs. Kim Geckler Dr. David C. George Mrs. Myra E. Grosbach Dr. Richard Gschwind Mrs. Gail Howes Hall and Mr. Robert E. Hall Mr. E. W. Halwes and Mrs. Doris J. Halwes Dr. Ted Hayes Dr. Stephen Heckler and Mrs. Karen L. Heckler Dr. Clifford C. Heidinger and Mrs. Karen P. Heidinger Ms. Judith Heisserman Dr. Paul L. Henrich and Mrs. Diane Henrich Mr. Jack B. Hess and Mrs. Rita A. Hess Dr. Edward J. Hinsman Dr. Frederic J. Hoerr and Mrs. Martha Pace Hoerr Dr. George R. Holl, Jr. and Mrs. Sally J. Holl Dr. Elizabeth M. Holmes and Robert Michael Holmes, M.D. Dr. Billy E. Hooper and Mrs. Janice J. Hooper Dr. Raymond E. Houin and Mrs. Eileen K. Houin Mr. Scott C. Hoyt Dr. Ronald L. Hullinger Dr. Ralph H. Hunt and Mrs. Anne Hunt Mrs. Ninalou Isaacson Dr. William O. Iverson and Mrs. Annette Iverson Dr. Luanne Jensen Dr. Charles R. Johnson and Mrs. Melinda Kaye Johnson Dr. Michael A. Jones and Mrs. Lynn A. Jones Dr. William H. Jordan and Dr. Judith K. Jordan Dr. Paula Katavolos Dr. Kathryn M. Kays and Mr. Douglas Wayne Kays Dr. Ronald M. Kraft and Mrs. Linda Kraft
Ms. Bettie J. Kramer Dr. Robyn L. Kurtz and Dr. Gregory K. Kurtz Mr. Harry S. Latshaw, Jr. and Mrs. Freida M. Latshaw Mrs. Konstance L. Laws and Dr. John R. Laws Dr. Mary Beth Leininger and Dr. Steven R. Leininger Dr. Lucia B. Lemmer and Mr. Keith Lemmer Dr. Michael P. Lent and Dr. Stacey Lent Dr. Hugh Bilson Lewis and Mrs. Mair Lewis Dr. David C. Liggett and Ms. Emily Maddox Liggett Dr. Robert G. Lindsey Dr. Jeffrey R. Longenbaugh Dr. Merlyn J. Lucas and Mrs. Susan E. Lucas Dr. William James Mack Dr. Robin R. Marks and Mr. Thomas G. Marks, Jr. Ms. Mona S. Martinek Ms. Margaret M. McCabe David McElroy Dr. John P. McGrath Dr. Frederick L. Metzger, Jr. Dr. James A. Miller Mr. Emil Miller Ms. Renée Mullen and Dr. Peter D. Constable Dr. John R. Neff and Mrs. Bernice Haase Neff Dr. David R. Nelson and Dr. Kathy A. Nelson Mrs. Jacqueline R. Pechette and Mr. Charles A. Pechette Dr. Raymond E. Plue and Mrs. Vickie L. Plue Dr. Raymond C. Pohland and Dr. Rebecca S. Pohland Dr. Amy J. Rader and Mr. Bruce Allen Biggs Dr. Jose A. Ramos-Vara Dr. Rose Esther Raskin Dr. Mosey E. Rausch Dr. Rachel Y. Reams Dr. Alan H. Rebar and Dr. Susan A. McLaughlin Dr. Willie M. Reed and Dr. Dorothy A. Reed Mr. Kent Reinhard Dr. Robert W. Rich and Mrs. Norma Oteham Rich Dr. Brian Marlen Roberts and Mrs. Nancy Roberts
Dr. Philip Roudebush and Dr. Joanne Roudebush Dr. Lawrence R. Rueff and Mrs. Gail L. Rueff Dr. Tony J. Rumschlag and Mrs. Hella S. Rumschlag Dr. Paul L. Runnels and Mrs. Janice J. Runnels Dr. Jill Schmidt Sackash Dr. S. Kathleen Salisbury Mr. David Sanders and Mrs. David Sanders Dr. Cynthia Feldman Schaefer Dr. Kenneth A. Schafer and Dr. Siobhan Martin-Schafer Dr. Albert G. Schafer and Mrs. Ann Marie Schafer Dr. Jim L. Schoon and Dr. Frances Diane Schoon, Ph.D. Mr. Walter S. Schultz and Mrs. Kathleen M. Schultz Dr. Albert E. Schultze and Dr. Marcia Kolvitz Dr. John R. Shaskas and Mrs. Catherine M. Shaskas Mr. Michael L. Shinn Dr. Mark A. Stanforth and Mrs. Madelyn B. Stanforth Dr. Lauren M. Stewart and Mr. John David Stewart Dr. Kenneth L. Stites and Mrs. Ruth Ann Stites Dr. Martin G. Stotelmyer Dr. Richard A. Strauss Dr. Willis A. Tacker, Jr. and Mrs. Martha M. Tacker Dr. H. Leon Thacker and Mrs. Rita Thacker Dr. David E. Thoma, D.V.M. and Mrs. Pamela J. Thoma Ms. Kathleen Thomas Dr. Scott L. Thompson and Mrs. Elizabeth G. Thompson Mrs. Lanae Tonner Dr. Daniel R. Volz and Mrs. Patricia A. Volz Dr. Michael J. Walker and Dr. Jane A. Walker Dr. James W. Walters and Mrs. Mitzi Walters Dr. Thomas E. Walton, Jr. and Mrs. MaryLou Walton Dr. Mary Lou Weliever Ms. Nancy E. Wheeler Dr. Laurence O. Whiteley and Dr. Marcia Whiteley Dr. J. Edward Willard and Mrs. Patricia A. Willard Dr. Amelia R. Woolums
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GIFTS OF $100 – $999 Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $100 – $999 during the fiscal year. Dr. Mary Nason Abbott Dr. Stephen B. Adams and Mrs. Emalese S. Adams Mr. John H. Ahlemeyer Dr. Susan J. Ahlfeld and Dr. William G. Ahlfeld Dr. Steven W. Aichle and Mrs. Colleen Ann Aichle Dr. Mudher Ahmed Al-Bassam and Mrs. Sana S. Tawfik Mrs. Stephanie L. Albertson and Mr. Brian K. Albertson Mr. Ronald All Dr. Harold E. Amstutz and Mrs. Josephine Amstutz Mr. John G. Anderson Ms. Janice G. Ardans Mr. Michael R. Arnold Dr. Eli Asem and Mrs. Joyce E. Asem Dr. Marianne Yeager Ash and Dr. Stephen R. Ash Ms. Pamela L. Augspurger Ms. Christine N. Bachmann Dr. Jordan Taylor Baker Ms. Kristine L. D. Baker Dr. John E. Baker and Mrs. Andrea L. Baker Dr. Steven A. Bales and Mrs. Jodie Lynn Bales Dr. Lisa K. Banker and Mr. William G. Banker Dr. David L. Barkman and Mrs. Karen Merrill Barkman Dr. Winthrop F. Barnard and Mrs. E. Ann Barnard Ms. Arlene R. Barresi Dr. Charlene L. Barton Dr. Clark E. Bassett Dr. August H. Battles and Mrs. Susan J. Battles Dr. James L. Baughn Dr. Laurence Edward Baumann Mrs. Virginia J. Baysden and Mr. Bud Baysden Mrs. Jennifer J. Beale and Mr. Joseph E. Beale Dr. Alan M. Beck and Mrs. Gail Beck
Dr. Stewart W. Beckett III and Mrs. Jill C. Beckett Dr. Mark Beever and Mrs. Sharon K. Beever Dr. Robert E. Bell and Mrs. Ruth Marconi Bell Ms. Sharon M. Bender Dr. James E. Bennett Dr. Diane E. Bevier Mrs. Carole Bezat and Mr. Leonard Bezat Ms. Sally Jo Bible* Dr. Christen M. Bielat and Dr. Walter T. Bielat Dr. Robert L. Bill and Mrs. Lorita Knetzer Bill Dr. William E. Blevins and Dr. Karin M. Kooreman Mrs. Cynthia A. Bobos and Mr. Ronald E. Bobos Ms. E. H. Bock Mrs. Carla Boehm Mrs. Irene T. Bolin Ms. Carol M. Bons Dr. Larry W. Booher and Mrs. Diana L. Booher Dr. Timothy R. Boosinger and Mrs. Marcia L. Boosinger Dr. Philip C. Borst and Mrs. Jill P. Borst Dr. Michelle R. Bowman Dr. Ronald Wayne Bowman Dr. G. Kay Boyd Dr. J. William Bremer and Mrs. Jane M. Bremer Dr. Gert J. Breur and Ms. Johanna Breur-Schimmel Dr. Jerry R. Brocksmith Ms. Karen Browder Dr. Scott A. Brown Dr. Jennifer A. Brown Dr. Judith E. Brown and Mr. Glen A. Richardson Ms. Danielle D. Buchanan and Mr. Ray Buchanan Dr. Gerald Matthew Buening and Mrs. Carolyn I. Buening Mrs. Cindy Buksar-Hall
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Dr. David C. Bullerdick Dr. Douglas A. Burgei Dr. Paul P. Burger and Mrs. Terry Burger Dr. Loren E. Burlingame Mrs. Delores L. Burton Mr. Glenn A. Bury Mr. Anthony R. Buzzetti and Mrs. Lori A. Buzzetti Dr. Wayne L. Byerley and Mrs. Kathleen L. Byerley Mrs. Joan P Byers Ms. Beverly A. Byrum Dr. John C. Byrum and Mrs. Gail E. Byrum Ms. Mollie B. Callahan Dr. Teresa L. Calvert Dr. Joseph W. Camp, Jr. and Mrs. Amy M. Camp Dee Dee Caneva Dr. Carolyn P. Cannon Dr. Carla M. Carlton Ms. Anne Carson Dr. Wayne Oren Carter and Ms. Julie Marie Behm Dr. Bernard V. Centofanti Ms. Deborah L. Cessna Mr. David A. Chasey Dr. William L. Chastain and Mrs. Tonya L. Chastain Dr. Leonard L. Chastain Dr. Jimmie G. Chastain and Mrs. Vivian Chastain Dr. Michael Owen Childress Mr. Francis William Chittick Dr. John A. Christian and Mrs. Judith B. Christian Dr. L. Kirk Clark and Mrs. Holly J. Clark Dr. Jennifer L. Clarke and Dr. John P. Clarke Dr. Paul F. Clemente and Mrs. Susan J. Clemente Mr. Stephen J. Clevenger Dr. Mark W. Coleman and Mrs. Melinda Coleman Dr. Christy M. Collignon and Mr. William Y. Li
Dr. Jeffery A. Collins Dr. Roger S. Colman and Mrs. Susan B Colman Mr. Keith W. Condon Dr. Lesa K. Cooney Dr. Gordon L. Coppoc and Mrs. Harriet Coppoc Dr. Karen Cornell Dr. Colleen Sanders Cosker Dr. Staci D. Couch Mr. Chuck E. Craw, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah E. Craw Dr. Russell Owen Crisman Ms. Brenda Cropper Ms. Nancy L. Cross Dr. B. J. Crowel Dr. Jon David Culbertson Dr. Barbara J. Cullen Ms. Patricia Curts Dr. Gail Ann Dallas Dr. Mark S. Danetz and Mrs. Stephanie A. Danetz Mrs. Janet J. Daskalos and Mr. Franklin Daskalos Dr. James Robert Davidson Dr. Jim Davis and Mrs. Jill Davis Mr. Joseph J. De St. Jean and Ms. Kelly Michelle De St. Jean Ms. Gale M. Degner Ms. Vicki L. Demoret Mrs. Jill C. DeMoss and Mr. David A. DeMoss Dr. Pamela S. Denzer and Mr. Steve A. Denzer Mrs. Patricia Ruth Dewald Dr. Todd G. Dietz and Mrs. Sharon A. Dietz Dr. Mary Ellen Dimperio Dr. S. Dawn Dinger Dr. R. Page Dinsmore Dr. Andrew A. Dircksen and Mrs. Margaret Baker Dircksen Mr. Kevin R. Doerr and Mrs. Mariann L. Doerr Dr. Laura A. Downey and Dr. W. Scott Downey Mr. Jeffrey J. Dreiman
Ms. Sherri Drogue Ms. LeAnn Dunham Dr. Janet L. Dunn Dr. Sarah R. Dutta and Mr. Utpal Dutta Dr. David C. Duvall Ms. Patricia Dziak Dr. Daniel R. Eichhorn and Mrs. Carole Lee Eichhorn Ms. Deborah U. Elliott Dr. Scott E. Emch and Mrs. Mary Anne Emch Dr. Alice V. Ennis and Mr. John F. Ennis Dr. Jay B. Erne Dr. Richard L. Ernsberger and Mrs. Linda Ernsberger Mrs. Martha J. Ervin Dr. Michael Scott Etter and Mrs. Cathy Diann Etter Dr. Joan V. Evinger Ms. Jessie Lockwood Farrington Dr. Lydia K. Fast Dr. Amy J. Faulkenberg Dr. David James Fenoglio Mr. Robert A. Fessler Dr. John F. Fessler* and Mrs. Patricia S. Fessler Dr. James M. Feutz and Mrs. Susan A. Feutz Mrs. Mara S. Fiegle-Hicks and Mr. Terrence G. Hicks Mrs. Laura Figg Dr. Michaelle R. Fisher Dr. Trent L. Fisher and Mrs. Katherine A. Fisher Ms. Patricia Flasz Dr. Peter F. Fleming and Mrs. Ruth A. Fleming Dr. Richard M. Flora II Ms. June E. Foster Mr. Timothy J. Fowler and Mrs. Susan Dorn Fowler Dr. Thomas W. Freas Dr. David A. Freedman Ms. Jacqueline Freeman Dr. Lynetta Freeman and Dr. Gerald Hegreberg
Mr. Richard T. Freije and Mrs. Lucille Freije Mr. William F. Freije, Jr. Dr. Gretchen N. Gale and Rev. Timothy S. Shapiro Mrs. Marianne Gallacher Dr. Dwight Allan Gaudet Dr. Heidi S. Gaultney and Dr. Lawrence D. Gaultney Mr. Harry P. Gaunt Mrs. Anna M. Geleta Ms. Cynthia H. Gelper Mr. Gerald T. Gentry and Mrs. Joan Gentry Mrs. Georgianne Gerbig Dr. Matthew P. Gibbons Dr. Tracey N. Gillespie Dr. Kenneth G. Gillette and Mrs. Barbara Gillette Dr. Thomas A. Gilligan Dr. Thomas L. Gilliom and Dr. Laura Gilliom Dr. Sarah Kanagy Gingerich Ms. Leslie Gitlin Dr. Andrea Goldenberg Glasser Dr. Philip M. Goebel and Mrs. Diana M. Goebel Dr. Gerald D. Goetsch Dr. Harold R. Gough and Mrs. Karen S. Gough Dr. David M. Grasso and Dr. Lisa L. Grasso Dr. Donn W. Griffith and Mrs. Gayle Griffith Dr. Timothy H. Grimm Ms. Jacqueline A. Grodie-Potesta Dr. James E. Grubb Mr. Ronald E. Gruchalski and Mrs. Bonnita J. Gruchalski Dr. Patricia A. Gullett Dr. Gilbert Gutwein and Mrs. Mary Jo Gutwein Mr. Ronald A. Gyure Dr. Gregory E. Hahn Dr. William A. Haines Mrs. Jada M. Haldeman Dr. Marc A. Hall and Mrs. H. Denise Hall
Ms. Lillie M. Hall Dr. Paul F. Hanebutt, Jr. and Mrs. Kathy Klees Hanebutt Dr. Charles P. Hannon and Mrs. Rebecca A. Hannon Dr. Jerry E. Hans and Mrs. Regina M. Hans Ms. Lee Ann Happ Dr. Jim D. Hardesty and Mrs. Julie Hardesty Dr. Kenneth R. Harding, Jr. and Mrs. Suzanne Harding Dr. Jerome K. Harness and Ms. Audrey Winzer Harness Mr. Gilbert T. Harper and Mrs. Shirley J. Harper Mr. Joseph Harris Dr. Catherine J. Harris Dr. Lenn R. Harrison Dr. Sheila Elaine Hartnett and Mr. Thomas D. Hartnett Dr. Keith B. Harvey Mr. Rich Hawkins Dr. Stephen E. Hawkins and Ms. Laura Beth Hawkins Dr. Richard L. Headley and Mrs. Sandra Headley Ms. Diedre N. Heine Dr. Wendy Pinnow Heise and Mr. Jonathan R. Heise Dr. Charles K. Henrikson and Dr. Patricia A. Henrikson Mr. Brent C. Henschen Dr. Nicholas R. Herrick Dr. Bryan E. Hilgert and Jole O. Rodriguez-Hilgert Dr. Nat U. Hill IV Andrea Lee Hills Dr. W. Mark Hilton and Mrs. Denise J. Hilton Ms. Anne Hinds Dr. B. Nicholas Hines Dr. Stacy Lynne Hines Mr. James A. Hobbs* Ms. Joann Hochwarter Dr. Gary L. Hofing and Mrs. Karen A. Hofing Dr. Walter R. Hoge
Dr. Harm Hogenesch and Dr. Ala Samarapungavan Dr. Sandra E. Holcomb Ms. Sue Holder Ms. Lisa A. Holeman Dr. Robert A. Holmes and Mrs. Linda T. Holmes Dr. Mark A. Holt and Mrs. Suzanne K. Holt Dr. Keith Alvin Honegger and Mrs. Nancy Kay Honegger Dr. David J. Honor and Mrs. Betsy K. Honor Dr. Stephen B. Hooser Dr. Kathleen Resnik Horn Dr. Lawrence A. Horstman and Mrs. Jane E. Horstman Dr. Philip A. Howell Dr. Timothy E. Howell and Mrs. Frieda Howell Dr. Steven E. Hubbard and Mrs. Diana J. Hubbard Dr. Jeff L. Huffer Dr. William E. Humphrey and Mrs. Catherine A. Humphrey Dr. James L. Huseman and Mrs. M. Ellen Huseman Dr. George W. Irving III Dr. Sherman W. Jack and Mrs. Linda Jack Dr. Robert T. Jackman Dr. Todd A. Jackson and Mrs. Lois A. Jackson Mrs. Donna L. Jaecker and Dr. John A. Jaecker Dr. Christine B. Jaeger Dr. Laurie A. Jaeger and Dr. William L. Wigle Mrs. Cara Jeffries Ms. Jennifer C. Jeffries and Mr. Randy L. Jeffries Dr. Susan E. Johnson Ms. Bernadette Johnson Ms. Shirley A. Johnson Ms. Jill A. Johnson Dr. Ann L. Johnson and Dr. Walter Hoffmann
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GIFTS OF $100 – $999 Continued... Dr. Sheryl D. Johnson and Michael P. Johnson Ph.D. Dr. Michael E. Johnston and Mrs. Jennifer Johnston Dr. John A. Johnston Dr. Patricia Jolie-Zotzmann Ms. Patricia A. Jordan Dr. Laurie A. Joseph Ms. Sylvia D. Jurgonski Dr. Thomas R. Kanach and Mrs. Rebecca Roush Kanach Dr. Alan M. Kaplan Dr. Peter S. Kay and Mrs. Sally E. Kay Mrs. Donna E. Kaylor Dr. Evelyn A. Kazacos and Dr. Kevin Robert Kazacos Dr. Jerry A. Kehr Ms. Mary Elisabeth Keller Mr. Alan P. Kemp Dr. Gillian I. Kemp Dr. Kevin K. Kennedy Dr. Chang H. Kim Dr. Timothy B. King and Dr. Janice Patricia Mogan Mrs. Madelyn Kirkham Dr. Deborah W. Knapp and Mr. James R. Knapp Ms. Kay E. Knox Mr. Jeff C. Ko Dr. Susan C. Kochert Dr. Gary R. Koenemann and Mrs. Mary L. Koenemann Mr. Richard G. Koenig and Mrs. Sharon B. Koenig Dr. R. Patrick Kollker and Mrs. Kathy E. Kollker Ms. Lucille M. Koors Dr. Michelle Kopcha Dr. Patricia L. Kovach and Mr. Karl J. Kovach Mr. Jerry L. Kreager and Mrs. Deedra L. Kreager Dr. Sheryl D. Krohne and Mr. David T. Krohne Ms. Kathleen R. Krum Dr. Sharon A. Kunkler and Mr. Kori Giese
Mrs. Eleanore K. LaBaw and Dr. Glenn D. LaBaw Mrs. Judith S. Lackey Mrs. Sandra D. Lahr and Mr. David M. Lahr Ms. Nancy L. Laing Mr. Dean R. Lamb and Mrs. Debbie Lamb Dr. Vernon L. Lambright and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Lambright Dr. Harold Earl Langbehn Mrs. Denise M. Langhenry and Mr. Mark T. Langhenry Dr. Mark D. Lapierre and Mrs. Ellen J. Lapierre Ms. Sally J. Lavignette Dr. Gordon W. Lawler and Mrs. Pamela A. Lawler Dr. Dana R. Leab* Dr. Richard W. Leeper and Mrs. Tracey L. Leeper Mr. Christopher S. Leininger Dr. Lawrence A. Leininger and Mrs. Patti S. Leininger Dr. Larry K. LeMay and Mrs. Nancy C. LeMay Ms. Brenda R. Lerner Ms. Laretha Leyman Dr. Jianming Li Dr. Donald W. Liechty Dr. Yon M. Lindborg and Dr. Alice E. Lindborg Dr. Andrew J. Lischin Dr. David W. Loehndorf and Mrs. Trina L. Loehndorf Dr. K. Kitson Logue and Mrs. Julianne S. Logue Mr. Arthur E. Lorenz and Mrs. Kathryn L. Lorenz Sen. Richard G. Lugar and Mrs. Charlene S. Lugar Dr. George H. Luke and Mrs. Ruth A. Luke Dr. Roger L. Lukens and Mrs. P. Arlene Lukens Dr. Theresa A. Luley Mr. Stephen L. Lunsford Dr. David L. Madden
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Mrs. Esther F. Madren and Dr. Bruce M. Madren Mrs. Alice F. Mager and Mr. Guy E. Mager Dr. Richard E. Mahrenholz and Mrs. Sandra W. Mahrenholz Ms. Katherine Mandusic Finley Dr. Andrew Craig Manoloff Mrs. Carma Lou Maples Dr. Kimberly A. Maratea Mrs. Estelle Marcus Mr. William A. Marion, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Colonna Marion Dr. Daniel J. Markwalder and Mrs. Angela G. Markwalder Dr. Douglas R. Marler and Mrs. Linda S. Marler Mr. Stewart A. Marsh Dr. Bret D. Marsh and Mrs. Polly A. Marsh Dr. Tom Martin and Ms. Tina L. Martin Dr. Sally A. Martin and Mr. David A. Martin Dr. William L. Mason and Mrs. Karen Sue Mason Mr. William L. Mason Dr. William Gobel Masters III Dr. James W. Matchette Dr. John E. Matchette Ms. Leola Mathes Dr. Jeffrey W. Mauck and Mrs. Patricia Curtner Mauck Mr. Ralph E. Mayerstein and Mrs. Alice H. Mayerstein Dr. Prudence D. McCabe Dr. Myron E. McBride and Mrs. Pamela Sue McBride Mr. Roger B. McClellan and Mrs. Lora L. McClellan Mr. Larry F. McCormick Dr. Malcolm D. McCracken and Mrs. Therese M. McCracken Ms. Mary E. McCullar Dr. Matthew S. McDaniel and Dr. AnneMarie McDaniel Dr. Scott E. McDonald Mr. Bradley L. McDonald and Mrs. Reiko McDonald
Dr. Janice J. McIntosh Dr. R. Dale McKee Mr. Pearce McKinney and Mrs. Alice J. McKinney Dr. Gail Weldin McNeill Dr. Daniel W. Mellinger II and Mrs. Deborah Pecsok Mellinger Dr. Christopher Melloh Dr. Mark E. Messal and Ms. Kelly E. Messal Dr. Kenneth B. Meyer and Mrs. Barbara Burkett Meyer Mr. Richard M. Michael Dr. William J. Michaels and Mrs. Rosanne M. Michaels Dr. Mary Anne Michalak and Mr. Lynn A. Schram Dr. Max Michel Dr. Meredith Ann Miklozek Dr. C. Elizabeth Miller Ms. Monica Shea Miller Dr. James Thomas Miller Dr. Cheryl A. Miller Dr. Larry E. Mitchell and Mrs. Connie Seybert Mitchell Dr. Robert M. Modrowski Dr. Bryan L. Mohr and Mrs. Julie M. Mohr Dr. John B. Moody Ms. Kathleen J. Moore Dr. George Ed Moore Mrs. Connie J. Musser and Mr. Glen E. Musser Mr. Robert Samuel Myers Mr. Dennis L. Nagy Dr. James F. Naughton and Dr. Katherine G. Naughton Mr. Raymond F. Nealon Dr. Howard T. Nelson Dr. Kara L. Nelson Dr. Kathleen Toepp Neuhoff and Mr. Kenneth Leo Neuhoff Dr. Gabrielle Nicholas Dr. Shari Lyn Nichols Cudd Dr. Mark J. Niebauer and Mrs. Kathleen Ann Niebauer Dr. Felecia R. Niebojeski and Mr. Douglas Perschbacher
Dr. Nancy Newnam Noak and Mr. Dennis J. Noak Ms. Mary Ann Noble Dr. Ginger McCoy Noble and Dr. Joe K. Noble Dr. Edward D. O’Connor Dr. Sharon K. O’Dell-Keedy Ms. Julia E. Ohl Dr. Chrisann Ohler Mr. Harvey J. Olander Dr. Jack W. Oliver* Dr. Randi L. Olson Mr. Gary Osweiler Ms. Denise A. Ottinger Dr. John H. Overleese and Mrs. Marjorie M. Overleese Ms. Margaret S. Owen Dr. Scott L. Owens and Mrs. Eron A. Owens Ms. Teresa A. Pagan Dr. Juan J. Pagan and Ms. Amelia J. Flores Dr. Alan E. Painter Mr. Thomas Pangburn Dr. Willis G. Parker and Dr. Linda Owens Parker Mr. Kenneth E. Parr Dr. Otis H. Patrick Dr. Ann M. Pearson Mrs. Sherry Peck and Mr. Karel L. Peck Mr. Charles E. Peffley and Mrs. Mary F. Peffley Dr. David G. Pence and Mrs. Sharon G. Pence Dr. Stephen J. Peoples Mrs. Maryann Peraino Ms. Mary G. Persyn Dr. L. Keith Pflum and Mrs. Pamela H. Pflum Dr. Andrew A. Pickering and Mrs. Janet I. Pickering Dr. Gerald J. Pijanowski and Mrs. Sandra Green Pijanowski Mrs. Eleanor Pliske Dr. Roman M. Pogranichniy Dr. Lisa M. Polazzi
Dr. Morris E. Potter Dr. Rita A. Power and Mr. Michael Patrick Power Dr. Barbara Ellen Powers Mr. Marc V. Price and Mrs. Rhonda G. Price Dr. Glenn Milton Pullen and Mrs. Stephanie A. Pullen Mrs. Delma E. Puttress and Mr. John Puttress Dr. Jerry Quinlan Dr. Marc R. Raffe Mr. Michael O. Ranstead and Mrs. Nancy Ranstead Dr. F. David Rausch and Mrs. Linda Lancaster Rausch Dr. Thomas T. Reed and Mrs. Karen S. Reed Mr. Jay Robert Reed Dr. Gregory R. Reinhard and Dr. Sharri L. Reinhard Mr. Kris Reinhard Dr. Ann P. Resnik Mr. Lawrence M. Reuben and Mrs. Candice A. Reuben Dr. Joshua F. Rexing Ms. Cathryn A. Reynolds Dr. Frank Ernest Reynolds Dr. Robert D. Rich Dr. Robert K. Rich and Mrs. Karol Rich Mr. John B. Rich Dr. Nathan Aaron Rich and Mrs. Kathryn E. Rich Mrs. Beth E. Richards Dr. Ronald D. Richards and Mrs. Carolyn A. Richards Dr. Ralph C. Richardson and Mrs. Beverly A. Richardson Dr. Elizabeth Ricklefs and Mr. Steven G. Ricklefs Dr. Robert E. Rigney and Mrs. Vicki L. Rigney Dr. Carl E. Robeson Dr. Harley L. Robinson and Mrs. Jascia L. Robinson Dr. Daniel D. Rodgers Dr. Rick L. Rodgers and Mrs. Janet Y. Rodgers
Dr. Max T. Rodibaugh and Mrs. Carol A. Rodibaugh Dr. William G. Rodkey Dr. David E. Romeiser Ms. Nancy E. Roth Dr. Lewis J. Runnels and Mrs. Nancy L. Runnels Dr. Christine M. Runnels and Dr. Billy L. Whitaker Mr. Robert K. Ruxer Mr. Michael John Ryann Ms. Ushasree Sadasivan Nair and Dr. Padmakumar Narayanan Dr. June K. Sailor-O’Day Mr. Anthony P. Sanders Ms. Elizabeth SanMiguel Mr. Robert L. Sauer and Mrs. Sarah H. Sauer Pastor Freda S. Scales Mrs. Kathleen E. Schipper and Mr. Dale E. Schipper Mr. Carl J. Schleck, Jr. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Schleck Dr. Kurt Joseph Schleck and Dr. Julie Page Schleck Ms. Barbara K. Schlinkert Dr. Wanda M. Schmeltz Dr. Camela R. Schmitz and Dr. Bryan A. Schmitz Dr. John T. Schnarr and Mrs. Barbara A. Schnarr Dr. Charles L. Schnepf Ms. Jamelyn Sue Schoenbeck Walsh and Mr. Daniel J. Walsh Mrs. Ingrid P. Schoenlein and Mr. William E. Schoenlein Dr. Roger Herman Schrock and Mrs. Nathalie Marie Schrock Dr. James Robert Scott and Mrs. Marilyn Diane Scott Dr. Karol E. Scott-Myers Mr. Daniel J. Secord Mr. Brian Secord Dr. Cynthia Cook Shackelford Dr. Casey Ray Shake Dr. Mary Ann Sheller Mr. John Shen and Mrs. Florence Shen
Mr. Walter Shirk Dr. Richard W. Sholts and Mrs. Marie J. Sholts Dr. Janine Ann Siebert Dr. David O. Sigmond Dr. Raj K. Singh and Mrs. Melissa J. Singh Dr. Jessica Marie Slack Mrs. Lori L. Smith and Mr. Thomas L. Smith Mr. Jeffrey Alan Smith and Mrs. Amy Marie Smith Mr. David W. Smith and Ms. Caroline S. Cox-Smith Dr. Roxanna M. Smolowitz Ms. Rene J. Snook-Foley Dr. P. W. Snyder and Mrs. Erica Lee Snyder Dr. Stephen L. Sollman and Dr. Patricia A. Vayo-Sollman Dr. William W. Somerville and Mrs. Elaine J. Somerville Dr. Richard L. Sommers Dr. Edward L. Sommers and Mrs. Marilyn Sommers Dr. David M. Speer and Mrs. Patricia E. Speer Ms. Bonnie Spoerke Ms. Stephanie M. Standnes Dr. Ralph H. Stauffacher Ms. Virginia M. Stec Dr. Robert R. Steckel and Dr. M. Neaderland Dr. George F. Steedly Dr. Susan Hobbs Steele Ms. Gretchen Stephens Dr. John C. Stephenson and Mrs. Jane E. Stephenson Dr. Terry L. Stevens and Mrs. Kathleen A. Stevens Dr. Rex D. Stith Dr. Dana A. Stoffregen Dr. Robert P. Stopczynski Dr. Maxine C. Stovall Dr. Arman D. Stover Dr. Laura Howard Strong Dr. Steven J. Stropes
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GIFTS OF $100 – $999 Continued... Ms. Sara S. Studebaker Dr. John E. Stump and Mrs. Patricia A. Stump Dr. John M. Sullivan and Mrs. Patricia Lark Sullivan Dr. Larry J. Swango K. J. Swanson Mr. Robert A. Sweet and Mrs. Ana Sweet Dr. John R. Swengel and Mrs. Anne K. Swengel Mrs. Gloria M. Szablewski and Mr. Frank Szablewski Dr. Carlene T. Takushi Dr. Howard F. Terrill Ms. Amanda Kathleen Terry Ms. Allison M. Thacker Mr. Curtis R. Thacker and Mrs. Kathryn M. Thacker Ms. Caroline L. Thompson and Mr. Frederic C. Thompson, Sr. Dr. Amy A. Thompson Ms. Janet K. Torson Ms. Donna L. Toth Dr. Frances C. Traylor and Dr. Danny L. Traylor Dr. Ann Marie Trimmer Dr. Thomas R. Troxel and Mrs. LuAnn Feller Troxel Dr. John J. Turek Mr. Thomas J. Ubelhour and Mrs. Kandace K. Ubelhour Mr. Stephen F. Vamos Dr. Hana VanCampen and Mr. Edward M. Bendelow Dr. Ann M. VanderVeen Ms. Joan K. Vangel
Dr. Marvin L. VanKley Ms. Bernadette Vassari Dr. Tracy Vemulapalli and Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli Mrs. Lisa A. Vester and Mr. Richard L. Vester Ms. Gina M. Vilardi Mr. Joel P. Villegas Dr. Steven T. Violanti and Mrs. Cathryn C. Violanti Dr. Charles H. Vite and Ms. Susan W. Volk Dr. Richard W. Voelker, Jr. Ms. Mary L. Voigt Dr. J. Michael Volpp and Mrs. K. Louise Volpp Dr. Vanessa Elise Von Hendy-Willson Dr. Jay B. Votaw Mr. Robert Wadsworth Dr. Emily M. Wadsworth and Dr. Henry A. Wadsworth Dr. James R. Waeltz Dr. Gerald N. Wagner Jr. and Mrs. Christine R. Wagner Mr. Warren L. Wagner Dr. Kay Ann Wahl and Mr. Tim Wahl Dr. Michael L. Walsh Dr. J. Frederick Walton Dr. Robin A. Waltz and Mr. Tony D. Waltz Dr. James T. Ward and Mrs. Dorothy Miller Ward Dr. David J. Waters and Mrs. Kathleen A. Waters Mrs. Peggy A. Watson
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Dr. Glen W. Weber and Mrs. Ginny Weber Mr. Danny Eugene Weimer Dr. James L. Weisman Ms. Dorothy B. Westermeier Dr. Doretta S. Wiegand Ms. Sharon S. Williams Dr. Laurence E. Williamson and Mrs. Vickie Williamson Mrs. Carol A. Willoughby and Mr. Daniel L. Willoughby Dr. Charles O. Wimmer Jr. Dr. Rene A. Wingerter Dr. Douglas R. Winters and Mrs. Barbara J. Winters Dr. Kent D. Wisecup and Mrs. Judy Wisecup Dr. John B. Wiseman Dr. Bret A. Wittmer and Mrs. Carolyn Wittmer, R.Ph. Mr. Robington J. O. Woods, II Dr. R. J. O. Woods and Mrs. Karen K. Woods Dr. Robert C. Wyand Mrs. Helen J. Wynne Dr. Richard K. Yoder Mr. Roger E. Young Dr. Steven M. Zeide Dr. Tamara L. Zeliff and Dr. James A. Zeliff Dr. Robert L. Zell and Mrs. Laura M. Zell Dr. John L. Zimmermann and Dr. Linda M. Zimmermann
GIFTS OF $1 – $99 Individuals who have supported the College of Veterinary Medicine with gifts of $1 – $99 during the fiscal year. Ms. Bri-Ann Abitol Mr. Daniel Abitol Ms. Anita S. Abney and Mr. O. Ray Abney Ms. Karen Ackoff Ms. Marie T. Adamson Mrs. Mary Adomaitis Mrs. Lori A. Agosta Ms. Zaleena Ahmed Ms. Diane Aigner Ms. Donna Ainsworth Dr. Carmen Gabrielle Albany and Mr. Ryan E. Albany Dr. Jay C. Albretsen Ms. Michele Mary Alexander Dr. Lisa K. Allen and Dr. Donal K. Allen Dr. Toby L. Alterman Ms. Jennifer L. Andersen Ms. Linda M. Andersen Dr. Patricia Andersen-Beaman and Dr. Todd W. Beaman Mr. Arthur Anderson Ms. Marlin P. Anderson Dr. Wendell D. Anderson and Mrs. Rosalynn B. Anderson Dr. William J. Anderson Mrs. Margaret R. Anderson and Mr. Eric S. Anderson Mr. William C. Andrews, Jr. and Mrs. Bonita F. Andrews Ms. Barbara Andriano Mrs. Dorothy C. Anson Mr. Kelvin W. Antonelli Ms. Kathy C. Apple and Mr. J. Gregory Apple Dr. Alvydas E. Arbas Ms. Bernadette Arceri Ms. Geralyn C. Arno Mr. Richard A. Arnold Ms. Lori A. Arnold Mrs. Laura D. Arriaga Ms. Susan M. Austin Ms. Ashleigh Aviles Mr. David C. Azpell and Mrs. Kelly J. Azpell Mrs. Mary G. Babbidge
Ms. Deborah E. Bachmann Dr. Gregory G. Baisden Dr. Cynthia E. Baker Ms. Lydia Balioni Ms. Linda Balkanli Dr. Anne M. Ball Ms. Diane K. Balogh Ms. Joyce Mueller Banner Ms. Patricia Ann Barber Mrs. Pamela S. Barkes and Mr. R. Scott Barkes Michele Barletta Ms. Lisa Barnes Dr. Robert L. Barnes Mr. R. Michael Barrett Dr. Sara Levandoski Bartlett Ms. Carol Baumheckel Dr. Robert F. Beard and Mrs. Jane Ann Beard Mr. W. Keith Beck Dr. Bernard J. Beckman Ms. Anne Behrend Ms. Rose R. Bemis Mr. Dennis Bender Dr. Frederick W. Benker and Mrs. Vicki Benker Mrs. Mary J. Berg Ms. Betty Berkwitt Ms. Lisa Berkwitt Ms. Jennifer J Bernard Mr. Joel Berndt Dr. Dale T. Berry and Mrs. Maureen N. Berry Ms. Margaret Best Ms. Madelyn L. Betz Mrs. Rebecca L. Bierman Mr. Gerald E. Bisgard Mrs. Henrietta J. Bishop and Mr. Thomas Lynn Bishop Ms. Susan D. Blodgett Ms. Kim Daile Blue Ms. Debbie Bluestein Dr. Julie A. Bobb Mr. Barrie Bocker Ms. Michele R. Boeck and Mr. Gregg W. Boeck
Ms. Rita Ann Boeglin Mr. Kevin B. Bogan Mrs. Carol A. Bogle Ms. Mary Ann Boniello Dr. Lisa Marie Booth and Mr. Ryan M. Booth Ms. Marge Borden Ms. Kelly Bortle Carol J. Boushey and Mr. James F. Donahue Ms. Kara Bouwkamp Ms. Sheryl A. Bower Ms. Patti J Bowes Mrs. Mary Ann Boylan Dr. Colleen M. Brady and Mr. Fred Rosemeyer Dr. Mark A. Brady and Dr. Christina J. Brady Ms. Linda Brandt Mr. John Jacob Breit III Mrs. Ruth L. Brewer Mr. Daniel C. Briscoe Dr. Baron L. Brocksmith Mr. Timothy W. Brooks Ms. Celia Brousseau Mr. Elfriede I. Brown Ms. Kathryn Brown Mr. Robert L. Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth E. Brown Mr. Tom Brucato Ms. Meghan Bruen Dr. Douglas Lee Bruinsma Dr. Thomas A. Bryan and Mrs. Miriam Bryan Ms. Kimya Bryant Ms. Cathy L. Bryarly Ms. Bonnie Renee Buckingham Ms. Gail W. Buckle Ms. Sherry Budzyna and Mr. Edward Budzyna Dr. Susan E. Bunch Dr. Shirley Gay Bunting Mrs. Martha H. Burns and Mr. Eric H. Burns Ms. Joan A. Burroughs Ms. Sara Busbice
Dr. Karen Barchet Buschkill and Mr. Brian C. Buschkill Dr. John Randall Bush and Mrs. Julie L. Bush Ms. Marie Bussing-Burks Mrs. Marsha K. Butler Mr. Charles J. Calitri Dr. Renee A. Calvert Ms. Julie Camden Mr. Jeffrey R. Cameron Mrs. Dorothy A. Cameron and Mr. William S. Cameron Mr. Barth A. Canfield Mr. Stephen G. Carpenter Ms. M. Gretchen Carpenter Ms. Suzanne Carroll Ms. Bridget Carson Mrs. Barbara M. Carter Dr. Brooke A. Case Ms. Myra J. Caster Dr. Anthony Edward Castro Dr. Donald R. Cates and Mrs. Linda Mackey Cates Ms. Cheryl Celentano Ms. Lisa Cerniglia Mr. Ronald A. Chapman Ms. Jennifer A. Cheatham Ms. Katelynn Cherry Ms. Kellyanne Cherry Ms. Melissa M Chianfagna Ms. Mary Chiarello Dr. Constance M. Chiasson Mr. Harry L. Chipman Jr. Dr. Theresa A. Cianciolo Ms. Patricia Ciccinati Mr. Charles C. Cieslinski Mr. Travis C. Clark Ms. Tamara R. Clark Dr. Rachel B. Clark Rachael D. Clements-Maiden, R.Ph. and Mr. Andrew S. Maiden Ms. Janet Clouse Ms. Rosemarie Langlitz Clum Ms. Rose Ann Collette Dr. Judy L. Coman Dr. Kenneth G. Combs
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GIFTS OF $1 – $99 Continued... Ms. P. Diane Comstock Mrs. Louanne Watson Condreay and Mr. E. Scott Condreay Ms. Katherine Conflenti Ms. Laura Coniff Mr. Daniel Conniff Ms. Rosemarie Conti-Vrachopoulos Ms. Carol L. Conway Ms. Rebecca L. Cook Ms. Lorna R. Corbo Dr. Sandra Joan Corrie Ms. Sara Corya Ms. Cynthia A. Costa Ms. Jennifer Costabile Ms. Elaine M. Cottle Dr. Laurent Couëtil and Dr. Nathalie Duval-Couëtil Mrs. Sue E. Coulson and Mr. John C. Coulson Ms. Melody Cox Ms. Kimberly Coyle Ms. Cathy E. Crandall Ms. Elsie Crifo Ms. Christine Crifo Dr. Darcy L. Crook and Mr. Will O. Crook, Jr. Ms. Mary Jo Cropper Ms. Amanda K. Cummins Ms. Theresa Cunningham Ms. Linda Curtis Ms. Sarah Dafler Ms. Rita M. Dalton Ms. Veronica D’Amico Ms. Suzanne P. Danskin Ms. Katherine J. Danvers Lee Daudelin Ms. Diana Davila Mrs. Patti Carol Davis and Mr. Harry L. Davis III Ms. Angela R. Davis Ms. Mary Alice Deasy Ms. Karen A. Dees Dr. Leo Joseph Delaney Dr. Louis Aureliano DelGiudice Ms. Lena M. Demarco Ms. Jane E. Dement
Dr. Lisa Marie DeRosa Ms. Miriam S. Deshield Ms. Jayne Desoto Dr. Suzanne M. DeStefano and Mr. Ronald S. Jones Mrs. Joyce L. Deutelbaum and Dr. Marshall Deutelbaum Ms. Diana Devlin Ms. Tina K. DeWitt Ms. Michelle DiBitetto Dr. Sheila Martens Dick and Mr. Ronald J. Dick Dr. Judith A. Dierckman Mrs. Sandra L. Dillard and Mr. James O. Dillard Dr. James S. Dixon Ms. Kathryn G. Dodge Ms. Barbie Domenech Jan Doney Ms. Virginia A. Downing Ms. Mandy L. Downs Ms. Nancy Doyle Ms. Patricia A. Droese Ms. Maria T. Dudiak Ms. Sara Duiser Ms. Allana Duke Mrs. Cheryl M. Dunco and Mr. Douglas M. Dunco Mr. Karl Dunn Mrs. Cheryl A. Durand Dr. Abigail C. Durkes and Mr. Carl E. Durkes Ms. L. Elaine Duryea Ms. Kelli A. Eberhardt Ms. Christine A. Eichelberger Mr. Monty J. Eldridge Ms. Edna B. Eldridge Dr. Tim E. Elsbury and Dr. Deborah M. Schneider Mr. Mack Elwood Ms. Marie C. Emig Mrs. Linda J. Engelhard Ms. Linda L. Engelhard Mrs. Julie Byrd Ernest and Mr. James Andrew Ernest Ms. Kathe Eugster Ms. Mary Eurhekrairl
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Mrs. Stacy Evans Dr. James F. Evermann Dr. Lynn Marie Facemire E. Falconer Dr. Daniel O. Farrington Mrs. Tammy S. Fateley Ms. Barbara Favoino Ms. Susan Faz Ms. Martha Feichter Mr. Ronald Dean Felger Mr. Eric Felix and Dr. Anne L. Fliotsos Ms. Janice M. Fenn Dr. W. Scott Fifer and Mrs. Sara Jane Fifer Mr. Michael J. Finn and Dr. Jennifer Lyn Pine Ms. Susan Fischbach Ms. Heather L. Fisher Ms. Beth E. Fisher Ms. Mackenzie A. Fitzpatrick Ms. Sherry Fleener Dr. Daniel L. Flinn Robbie Flowers Mr. Riley H Floyd Ms. Mary E. Flynn Dr. H. Frederick Fodrea Dr. Elena C. Foley Beverly Forbes Dr. Michael D. Foster Ms. Erica Fowler Dr. Steven Randall Frame Mrs. Christine A. Franey and Mr. Robert Franey Ms. Brooke Bradley Frank Ms. Kimberly A. Franklin Ms. Kristen E. Fredricks Mr. James A. Freudenberg and Mrs. Cynthia M. Freudenberg Ms. Deborah Fricchione Mr. David Frid Ms. Susan H. Frisch and Mr. Thomas Wilson Frisch Ms. Martha L. Gale Ms. Diane Galeoto Ms. Lee Ann Galloway
Ms. Charlene D. Gann Ms. Kristine C. Garbarino Mr. David Garcia Dr. Christopher Gargamelli and Ms. Melanie N. Gargamelli Dr. Margarethe L. Garrett Mrs. Wanda S. Garst and Mr. Joseph C. Garst Ms. Kelly Ann Gerardi Mr. Richard D. Geschwind Ms. Sarah Gibbs Ms. Jennifer A. Gilbert Dana Gillespie Dr. H. Gordon Gilliatt Ms. Beth Gilmartin Mrs. Marianne Ging Mr. Robert A. Glavan Ms. Madeline Gloss and Robert C. Gloss, M.D. Ms. Phyllis K. Gobrogge Ms. Annie Goldsmith Mr. Jeffery P. Golias Ms. Rebecca Gonsoroski Ms. Lotteann Gonzalez Mr. Richard H. Gorbett II and Mrs. Danea S. Gorbett Ms. Emily M. Gordon Ms. Suzan Graiser Ms. Laura Gramhofer Ms. Elizabeth Gramza Ms. Judith Graper Ms. Kristen M. Graves and Mr. Matthew C. Graves Mr. Jason Gray Mr. William S. Green Ms. Sara Greenburg Miss Kayleen M. Greener Ms. Betty R. Gribben Dr. Daniel F. Grimm, Sr. and Mrs. Virginia D. Grimm Mr. Howard L. Grossman Dr. James W. Grubbs, III Dr. John B. Grutzner and Mrs. Jocelyn Grutzner Mr. Jeffrey V. Gulick and Mrs. Melissa Gulick Dr. John D. Gunther
Ms. Lois A. Guthrie Dr. Camille Grace Gutierrez Ms. Marilyn L. Hagan Ms. Brenda Hagan Mrs. Kay J. Hagen and Mr. Adam B. Hagen Ms. Cynthia Hain Ms. Lavonne Haines Mrs. Stephanie Hainje Ms. Marni L. Hall Terry L. Hall Mr. James Halpin Ms. Amanda Hamilton Dr. Lynn A. Hanrahan Mr. Steven M. Hare and Mrs. Thea R. Hare Dr. Vernon L. Harp and Mrs. Melissa Ann Harp Ms. Anne L. Harrigan Ms. Beverley J. Harrison Dr. Carrie Hart Lopez Dr. Stephen B. Harvey Ms. Chieko Hatai Dr. Amanda Eve Havens Mr. Henry L. Hawkins and Mrs. Theresa C. Hawkins Mr. Bryce Hayden Ms. Ruth P. Hayes Mr. William T. Hearne, Jr. Mrs. Carol A. Heinemann Ms. Joan M. Hempen Dr. P. Howard Hendrickson Dr. Derek W. Hendrix and Dr. Michelle L. Hendrix Mr. Thomas W. Heniff Teri Jo Henner Dr. Kim E. Hennessy and Mr. Joel W. Hennessy Dr. Christine S. Herr and Mr. Wilbert P. Herr Ms. Cynthia L. Herr - Pino Mrs. Becky Hershey and Mr. Aaron Hershey Dr. Rodney L. Hess Ms. Regina M. Hess Mr. Gregory L. Hess
Dr. Helen M. Hicks-Wenthold and Dr. Paul G. Wenthold Ms. Joann H. Hidaka Ms. Patricia A. Hildebrand Mrs. Linda S. Mohr Hinkley Ms. Debra Ann Hirsch Ms. Jillian B. Hirt Mrs. Cristina E. Hisch Dr. Gregory L. Hoagland and Dr. Angela C. Hoagland Mrs. Johlene D. Hoenert and Mr. Timothy H. Hoenert Ms. Linda U. Hogan Dr. Brenda M. Hollis Mrs. Linda M. Hollis* Dr. Myron A. Holscher and Mrs. Patricia M. Holscher Mrs. Vickie L. Horsley Ms. Margaret J. Horton Dr. Alice Huang Mrs. Julie L. Hudec and Mr. John S. Hudec Mr. William R. Huggins Mrs. Katherine Hughes Ms. Iris B. Hulse Ms. Jennifer L. Hunt Mrs. Susan M. Huth Beckley Ms. Kristine A. Hyland Mrs. Sandra L. Ilic Mr. Ben Ingram Mrs. Roxanne N. Jackson Ms. Violet M. Jackson Dr. Lyle R. Jackson Dr. Horace D. Jackson Ms. Carolyn Jacobs Dr. Linda B. Jacobsen and Mr. Kai J. Ewald Dr. Evan B. Janovitz Ms. Debbie Jarvis Dr. Edward A. Jedrzejewski and Dr. Barbara Anne Eddy Mrs. Colleen M. Joel Mrs. Thelma Johnson Ms. Paula B. Johnson Ms. Wendi M. Johnston Mr. James M. Jones and Mrs. Vicky L. Jones
Dr. Yava L. Jones Ms. Melissa J. Jones Ms. Jennie L. Jones Dr. Rita Jung Ms. Margaret Kaiser Dr. Linda Dale Kane Kathleen A. Karl Ms. Kay Kauffman Ms. Gwendolyn Lea Kaylor Ms. Norlyne B. Keahey Ms. Liza Kealty Ms. Samantha Kearse Dr. Barbara R. Kelley Mrs. Kristen Anne Kelley and Mr. Bruce E. Kelley Ms. Kerry A. Kelly Ms. Sheila M. Kelty Ms. Rhonda Kendall Mrs. Cindy B. Kenrich and Mr. Dale A. Kenrich, Jr. Mr. Ronnie Kenworthy Dr. James M. Kerns Dr. Andrea C. Kerr and Mr. Timothy Paul Kerr Mr. Irv Kessling Ms. Shelli M. Kindred Dr. Donald N. Kitchen Mrs. Nicole M. Klausz Dr. Lawrence J. Kleine Mr. Richard L. Klemens and Mrs. Virginia L. Klemens Ms. Yvette G. Kleven Rep. Sheila J. Klinker and Mr. Victor L. Klinker Dr. Joseph J. Klopfenstein and Mrs. Nancy I. Klopfenstein Mrs. Patricia B. Knapp Ms. Wendy J. Knapp Dr. Dean D. Knudsen and Mrs. Lucille Knudsen Dr. Lloyd E. Koester and Mrs. Arlene A. Koester Mrs. Susan B. Kolczak and Mr. David A. Kolczak Ms. Colleen M. Kole Ms. Lisa A. Koosis Dr. Michael D. Kopp and Mrs. Karen L. Kopp
Mr. Michael Korus Ms. Jen Kovach Ms. Helen Kozuck Dr. Laurie A. Kristoff Mr. Curt Krueger Miss Caroline G. Krupa Ms. Deanna Krzeminski Ms. Beverly J. Kuespert Mr. Greg T. Kumke Ms. Geraldine A. Kupiec Mr. David S Laird Mrs. Christine M. Landeros Ms. Dawn M. Landers Ms. Janet M. Lane Dr. Ingeborg Maria Langohr Ms. Dorothy D. Lawson Mr. Robert J. Le Fever Mr. Edward F. Leahy Ms. Mary T. Leahy Ms. Marianne Legge Dr. Sophie A. Lelièvre Dr. Donald G. Lenderman Ms. Jacqueline M. Lesho Mr. Mark S. Leusch Mrs. Barbara J. Levin Ms. Susan A. Libert Mr. Rex A. Lindenman Ms. Karen M. Lines Mrs. Carlene R. Linn and Mr. John C. Linn Mrs. Ida A. List and Mr. Robert Hans List Dr. Peishan Liu-Snyder and Mr. W. Aaron Snyder Mrs. Patricia J. Logan Dr. William H. Loomis and Mrs. M. Jane Loomis Dr. John H. Lorfeld Ms. B. Jane Lorton Ms. Mary Diane Lovelace Mrs. Alice A. Lovellette and Mr. Lindell Lovellette Ms. Susan Lueder Dr. Allen R. Lueking Ms. Susan Lukens Ms. Margaret A. Lump
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GIFTS OF $1 – $99 Continued... Ms. Deidre M. Lynch Dr. Brian D. Mack Ms. Jean V. Magrane Dr. Amy Hines Maier Ms. Kalliope A. Makoulis Mr. David Malstaff Ms. Catherine D. Marasch Ms. Nicole Marinaccio Ms. Josephine Marino-Emde Mrs. Gretchen S. Marks Ms. Aileen Marma Ms. Carolyn Marma Ms. Renae Maroulis Ms. Kim Marrow Mr. Linley D. Martin Ms. Paula Martineau Ms. Wauline E. Mather Pat Mattingly Mrs. Alison D. May Dr. Paul Allan May Ms. Adrianne May Ms. Amy Mayfield Ms. Theresa A. Mc Laughlin Dr. Lawrence T. McAfee and Mrs. Patricia L. McAfee Ms. Janet McBane Mr. Patrick A. McCartney and Mrs. Lais A. McCartney Mr. John H. McCorkhill and Mrs. Melody McCorkhill Ms. Marianne K. McCormack Ms. Bonnie S. McCormick Mrs. Christine M McCracken Ms. Susan M. McDermott Nancy C. McFarland, Ph.D. Ms. Deborah G. McGarvey Susan H. McGavic Ms. Paige M. McIntire Ms. Amy J. McKay Mr. Dennis A. McKay Ms. Kristen McLaughlin Ms. Joan McMahon Dr. Erica Sue McNaul Mrs. Phyllis J McNeil and Mr. Alexander E. McNeil Ms. Marietta K. McWhorter
Mr. Todd Medley Ms. Evelyn L. Medlock Mr. Larry W. Medlock Ms. Lois A. Meerdink Ms. K. Diane Meleshkewich Dr. Gary Wayne Mellencamp Dr. Katharine V. Mertens Dr. Michelle R. Metcalf Mrs. Debra A. Meyer and Mr. Bradley A. Meyer Ms. Margaret H. Michael Ms. Dawn T. Michaels Mrs. Debora Dubord Michelsen Ms. Fran Miller Ms. Erin Miller Mrs. Traci Fritsch Miller and Mr. Harold Ivan Miller Ms. Margie Minett Mr. James F. Minnick and Mrs. Joyce Minnick Mr. James Mitchell Mr. Billy Mitchell Ms. Laura Molloy Dr. Myra Sue Momot and Dr. Michael E. Momot Ms. Vickie J. Moore Ms. Roxanna Morgan Mrs. Joyce B. Moroney Dr. William Morton and Ms. Vivian H. Morton Ms. Julayne M. Moser Mr. Patrick Mosongo Maggi Moss Dr. Edward F. Mowry and Mrs. Maureen Candice Mowry Dr. Xi Y. Mu and Dr. Chen Xu Dr. Duane A. Murphy and Mrs. Anita M. Murphy Ms. Nicole Muscarella Mr. Michael K. Myers Ms. Debra Napolitano Mr. Kent Nelson Ms. Mary F. Nelson and Rev. Brian A. Nelson Ms. Chara Neuhauser Dr. Melissa L. Newcomb and Mr. Thomas F. Newcomb
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Ms. Mary M. Nicholson Ms. Melony G. Nicoli Mrs. Evelyn Marie Niemann Ms. Kelly Nikisher Ms. Kimberly Nissen-Foley Ms. Nancy A. Noel Ms. Madeline North Dr. Diane M. Norton and Mr. Jeffrey A. Norton Ms. Dorothy M. Oakes Ms. Shirlie A. Obis Thomas O’Brien Ms. Jennifer E. Obrizok Mr. James T. O’Connor Ms. Sheri L. Olson Dr. Robert William Olson and Dr. Virginia Nunez Olson Ms. Julie Opell Dr. Brian V. Ortman and Mrs. Cynthia M. Ortman Mr. Kevin Orze and Mrs. Carole Medonic Orze Creigh Osborn Mr. Rick Ottinger Mr. Jeffrey M. Oxford Mr. Jay H. Oxley Mrs. Donna Michele Pace Ms. Florence R. Page Ms. Kim Papanikandros Mr. George Papazian Ms. Teresa M. Parker Ms. Jeanette Parra Dr. Anita M. Parra and Mr. Carl F. Hill Shannon Patrick Deborah Dorman Paul Mr. James J. Payne and Mrs. Barbara Downham Payne Dr. Denise A. Pearson Ms. Barbara R. Peed Ms. Debbie Penrod Mr. Darrell Perkins Ms. Christy Perricelli Ms. Nicole Perry Ms. Sharon A. Persyn Ms. Isabell T. Peters
Ms. Marie I. Peterson Ms. Kathy Petrig Ms. Michelle Petrollese Ms. Christine A. Pettyjohn Ms. Pamela Jo Phegley Mrs. Shawn L. Phelps and Mr. Mark Adam Phelps Mrs. Kathleen Philip and Mr. William G. Philip, Jr. Dr. Trinna Joy Pierce and Mr. Daniel J. Pierce Mr. Thomas J. Piet K. Pole Mr. Donald H. Polston Mr. Chip Porter Mr. James Brian Post and Mrs. Tracy Lynn Post Dr. James T. Poulos Ms. Jean M. Poulson Ms. Kimberly Power Mr. Kim R. Pratt Ms. Ursula Priebe Ms. Emily Puglielli Dr. John P. Purdue and Mrs. Kristi A. Purdue Mr. Bill Pyle Ms. Arlene Quigley Mr. Lon R. Racster Dr. Ann E. Radovsky Mrs. Michelle Ramirez Ms. Amy M. Rands Ms. Marci Rautio Ms. Trina Reaves Dr. Marlon C. Rebelatto Ms. Barbara A. Reed Dr. David E. Reeson, Jr. Ms. Brenda J. Reid Mrs. Michelle S. Reinhold and Mr. Christopher C. Reinhold Mr. David H. Reits Ms. Susannah C. Renzi Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds Ms. Jennifer Rhoden Dr. Diana C. Rhodes and Dr. James A. Rhodes Mr. William M Richardson, III
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Dr. James W. Richardson and Mrs. Eileen Richardson Mr. Larry D. Richmond Dr. Joseph R. Richter Ms. Lorraine Richter Ms. Michelle Ridenour Mr. Michael L. Riesen and Mrs. Patricia P. Riesen Ms. Jennifer R. Riordan Ms. Stephanie Ritz Ms. Joanne D. Robson Ms. Jennifer Rodrigues Ms. Ella M. Roman Ms. Cynthia M. Romero Mr. Gary Romoser Ms. Lorraine Roscino Ms. Nancy J. Ross Ms. Ruth Ellen Rosso Veronica L. Rouse M.D. Dr. Richard W. Rudolph Dr. Christopher W. Rumsey and Mrs. Trisha M. Rumsey Ms. Olivia L. Russo Mr. Thomas J. Ruzicka and Mrs. Judith P. Ruzicka Mr. Steven L. Sailor and Mrs. Eileen R. Sailor Mrs. Sue Ann Sanders and Mr. Steven A. Sanders Mr. Robert M. Santimays Mrs. Josephine Santoro Ms. Eva Sanzo Ms. Sara M. Savalli Ms. Priscilla Savochka Dr. Debra A. Schafer Ms. Barbara A. Schallmo Mrs. Jessamine Scheele and Dr. Henry Z. Scheele Dr. Theresa Ann Schenkel-Schlegel Mr. Peter Scherf Dr. April R. Schilling Ms. Connie Schmidt Mrs. Linda L. Schmidt Ms. Lynda S. Schneider Dr. Frank J. Schober Ms. Amy C. Schomacker Mrs. Gara L. Schommer
Ms. Joyce Ann Schramm Mr. Gregory A. Schroeder Mrs. Mary J. Schumacher and Mr. Riley Joe Schumacher Ms. Kathryn N. Schumann Ms. Megan M. Scianna Mr. William C. Sears, Jr. Ms. Diane M. Sedore Ms. Laura S. Sellnau Ms. Andrea L. Selner Kari Semmler Dr. Dariece Ann Senderak Ms. Janet Shaffer Ms. Victoria Sharp Mr. Jerry L. Sharp Ms. Judith H. Shaw Ms. Lissa A. Shea Mr. Tom Shearer and Mrs. Gail Shearer Ms. Janet L. Sheldon Dr. Lorraine A. (Corriveau) Shepler and Dr. Brian M. Shepler Mr. Van Marcus Sherry and Mrs. J. Lynne Darnell Sherry Dr. Bruce E. Shertzer and Mrs. Carol Mae Shertzer Mr. Roger Shewmaker Dr. Stacey A. Shore Mr. Kevin Shultz Ms. Christine Sicina Ms. Belinda A. Sigo Ms. Melissa G. Silver Ms. Jill Simerman Mrs. Cynthia J. Simmons and Mr. Stephen T. Simmons Ms. Beverly A. Simonelli Dr. Bangari Dinesh Singh and Ms. Kiran Rana Mr. Dale Skibinski and Mrs. Joann Skibinski Dr. Hilary Jane Slaven and Dr. Isaac Singleton Slaven Ms. Sally Slusher Dr. Jenni Anne Smagala Mr. Norman Smith Ms. Alison Smith Mrs. Cheryl Smith
Ms. M. Kay Smith Mrs. Paula J. Smith and Mr. Eric Douglas Smith Ms. Barbara A. Smith Ms. Donnamarie Smith Ms. Rebecca J. Smith Ms. Carisa J. Smith Mr. Brent E. Smitley Ms. Jill Snadecki Mr. James M. Snow and Mrs. Heather D. Snow Mr. Warren Soldan Paul Y. Song, MD Mr. Beryl A. Sorensen Ms. Carol Ann Sottile Mrs. Cynthia M. Southworth Mr. Zachary W. Sovern Mrs. Katherine A Speer Ms. Christina Staggs Ms. Regina A. Starr Jan Stegemoller Ms. Sheila Steinbach Mr. Joseph B. Steinfeld Mr. Timothy R. Stephenson Dr. Drew S. Stewart and Mrs. Delores A. Stewart Mr. Andy Stewart and Mrs. Kathy Stewart Mrs. Theresa A. Stilger and Mr. Donald L. Stilger Ms. Linda M. Stoltzfus Ms. Edith T. Stoneking Ms. Marianne C. Stout Dr. Jamie Lynne Stover Tracy Stradling Ms. Christie A. Stringfellow Jamie Stringfield Ms. Lena M. Strong Mr. Terry D. Strueh and Mrs. Karen E. Strueh Mr. J. Dean Sudduth Ms. Kathryn J. Sultzer Dr. Larry K. Sunbury and Mrs. Joanne Sunbury Mr. Nigel Surridge Dr. Alan L. Sutton and Mrs. Marilyn F. Sutton
Ms. Vicky L. Swank Dr. Michele M. Sweet Mr. Melvin Taff Dr. Kristen Kathleen Talbott Dr. Susan M. Tanner Dr. Alvin H. Tao and Mrs. Dianne Tao Ms. Mary E. Tapp Mr. Cliff Taylor Dr. Dee O. N. Taylor Mr. Jeromy S. Taylor Mr. Virgil W. Temple Ms. Patricia E. Tesone Ms. Marie E. Theobald Mrs. Dawn E. Thomas and Mr. Jeffrey A. Thomas Mrs. Jill M. Thomas and Mr. Kent L. Thomas Mrs. Jill M. Thomas and Mr. Eric D. Thomas Ms. Susan Thompson Dr. Mary Anna Thrall Ms. Pamela Tibbs Ms. Phyllis J. Tillia Ms. Karie Timmerman Ms. Diane M. Toren Ms. Eileen Torres Ms. Marisol Torres-Aviles Dr. Wendy L. Townsend and Dr. Jonathan Richard Townsend Ms. Nicolette J. Tracy Lisa Trgovich Dr. Randall J. Tucker Mrs. Stacy L. Turley and Mr. Patrick J. Turley Ms. Denise A. Turner Dr. Frank T. Turpin and Mrs. Christine A. Turpin Mrs. Mary C. Twiddy and Mr. Donald L. Twiddy Dr. Erik G. Tysklind, Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth S. Tysklind Dr. Jeffrey P. Udrasols and Mrs. Danielle Baxter Udrasols Ms. Scheleen Unfried Mrs. Tracy L. Updike Mr. John David Vaccaro
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GIFTS OF $1 – $99 Continued... Mr. Craig Vaccaro Dr. William G. Van Alstine Marianne Vangel Dr. Shari L. Varner Ms. Betty Vassari Ms. Kathryn A. Vaughn Mrs. Nina M Veenhuis Ms. Renae Vena Ms. Jennifer A. Verderame Dr. Pamela J. Vergin-Green and Mr. Charles D. Green Dr. Daniel E. Vermillion Ms. Patty R. Villars Mrs. Elizabeth T. Volbrecht Mr. James Volpe Mr. Carl S. Wagoner Dr. Patricia Wakenell Dr. Frank T. Walker and Ms. Nadine Lea Walker Mrs. Candice G. Walker Ms. Brenda Simler Wallar Ms. Barbara J. Walls Ms. Beth Walpert Mrs. Rachel L. Walters Ms. Jeanne C. Ward Ms. Sharon M. Wardrip Abbey L. Warford Ms. Vicky Warner Ms. Suzanne M. Warren Ms. Sally Watkins Dr. Carl E. Watters Dr. Christine C. Weaver Ms. Ann Weigand Ms. Cecelia E. Weiss Ms. Carey L. Weister Ms. Stazia Wermuth
Mrs. Judith C. Wessar and Dr. James L. Wessar Ms. Arlene Westerlund Mr. John H. Westfall and Mrs. Barbara L. Westfall Ms. Allison Wheaton Mr. Douglas L. White Ms. Brigitte M. White Dr. Kelly G. Whitesel and Mrs. Cassandra K. Whitesel Mr. Donald E. Wickenden Mrs. Lana R. Wietholter and Mr. John G. Wietholter Mrs. Barbara Wiler Dr. Hedrick A. Wiley, Jr. Ms. Gay Ann Wilkins Ms. Pamela Wilkinson Mr. Leslie A. Wilkinson Ms. Nancy Willard Deborah S. Williams Mr. Phil Williams Mr. Dan Wilson Ms. Barbara J. Wilson Mrs. Kimberly A. Winsett and Mr. Bret L. Winsett Ms. Elisabeth Winters Dr. Sarah Jean Withey Ms. Elizabeth L. Wood Rorie D. Wood Ms. Mary M. Woodruff Ms. Erin Woods Dr. Dennis R. Woodward and Mrs. Susan K. Woodward Emsley Wright Mr. Troy K. Wright and Mrs. Diane Marie Wright Dr. Melanie Jeffries Wullschleger and Mr. Donald L. Wullschleger
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Mr. Albert W. Wurster and Mrs. Sally A. Wurster Dr. David E. Wyatt Dr. Janetta M. Yerk and Mr. Larry A. Yerk Mr. James P. Yerrick Mr. Timothy Yingst Dr. David H. Younts Jun Yu Ms. Cathy Zadany Ms. Denise M. Zamparelli Mr. David Zeman Ms. Shannon L. Zemlock Ms. Theresa A. Zeno Ms. Dawn M. Zindler Ms. Kimberly K. Zody Mrs. Jane L. Zook Dr. John F. Zook Dr. Timothy S. Zwier and Mrs. Vicki Zwier
Planned Giving We would like to honor alumni and friends who have designated the College of Veterinary Medicine as the beneficiary of a bequest, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy, or have made other estate provisions for the College. We recognize these individuals who are committed to providing for the College’s future by their thoughtful and planned approach. Anonymous 1 Anonymous 2 Anonymous 3 Mr. Willis E. Armstrong* Dr. Harriet J. Aronson Dr. Rex A. Bailey and Mrs. Shari K. Bailey Mrs. Mary Basmann Mrs. George Baugh Ms. Melinda J. Blakesley Dr. Philip C. Borst and Mrs. Jill P. Borst Mr. Jack R. Carter Mrs. Anita Ebert-Cauley and Mr. James L. Cauley Dr. Donald W. Chapman and Mrs. M. Jane Chapman Mrs. Phyllis J. Ciez* Ms. Betty S. Clayton Dr. Ronald R. Crawley and Mrs. Nina Crawley Dr. Russell Owen Crisman Mrs. Frances R. Crisman* Mrs. Ellen M. Damon Mrs. Georgiana Daniels Mrs. Patricia Ruth Dewald Ms. Elizabeth Drobashevsky Mr. Barry F. Ebert* Dr. Carol A. Ecker and Mr. Kenneth R. Ecker Mrs. Karen Ennen Mrs. Lilah L. Estill Dr. Larry E. Faith and Mrs. Virginia Chandler Faith Mrs. Pedro Fierro Ms. Ludmila F. French Mr. David Frid Dr. L. Leslie Gardner
Mr. Cy Gerde* and Mrs. Priscilla M. Gerde Dr. Richard A. Goebel and Mrs. Michele J. Goebel, M.S.M. Mr. James S. Goldberg and Mrs. Barbara Jane Goldberg Dr. Mary F. Grant and Mr. William L. Grant Ms. Marilyn Grissom Vicki Grove and Dave Grove Mrs. Bonnita J. Gruchalski and Mr. Ronald E. Gruchalski Mrs. Lorraine S. Guidotti and Mr. William H. Guidotti Dr. Patricia A. Gullett Dr. Edward O. Haelterman* and Mrs. Violet M. Haelterman Dr. Jerome K. Harness and Ms. Audrey Winzer Harness Ms. Judith Heisserman Dr. James O. Hill and Mrs. Cheryl L. Hill Mrs. Virginia L. Huguenard and Mr. Bernon Huguenard Ms. Marilyn Hurt Mrs. Ninalou Isaacson Ms. Julianne Josiek Dr. Robert L. King and Mrs. Drue Cowan King Mr. Richard G. Koenig and Mrs. Sharon B. Koenig Dr. Gunter B. Kohlhaw and Mrs. Ellen I. Kohlhaw Mrs. Shari A. Kohne Mrs. Ruby Kolanko Dr. Ronald M. Kraft and Mrs. Linda Kraft Ms. Bettie J. Kramer Dr. Mary Beth Leininger and Dr. Steven R. Leininger
Dr. Hugh Bilson Lewis and Mrs. Mair Lewis Mr. Samuel Lilly Ms. Linda K. Lipinski Mrs. Estelle Marcus Dr. Frances Joan Masser* Ms. Dolores L. McCall Mr. Richard McDaniel and Mrs. Kathleen McDaniel Mrs. Rhonda C. Meeks and Mr. Wayne Meeks Dr. Frederick L. Metzger, Jr. Ms. Alyce Miller Mrs. Janet F. Morton and Mr. John Morton Ms. Nancy Mutch Dr. Kathleen Toepp Neuhoff and Mr. Kenneth Leo Neuhoff Dr. Felecia R. Niebojeski and Mr. Douglas Perschbacher Mr. Donald A. Nielsen and Mrs. Lois I. Nielsen Mr. Joseph O’Gorman* Dr. Leonard C. Olson and Mrs. Susan K. Olson* Dr. Anita M. Parra and Mr. Carl F. Hill Ms. Isabell T. Peters Ms. Nancy L. Peterson Dr. Marie B. Petrites-Murphy and Dr. William E. Murphy Mr. G. Thomas Pierce and Ms. Susan Kay Pierce Mr. Bruce A. Polizotto and Mrs. Linda Polizotto Dr. Alan H. Rebar and Dr. Susan A. McLaughlin Mr. James W. Rice* Ms. Mary Jane Riggs
Dr. Jim E. Riviere and Dr. Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere Mr. David Robertson and Mrs. Sue Robertson Dr. Larry G. Robison and Mrs. Lynn E. Robison Dr. R. G. Schneidhorst, Jr. and Mrs. Ann E. Schneidhorst Mr. Walter S. Schultz and Mrs. Kathleen M. Schultz Ms. Gail L. Seidel Mr. John W. Settle and Mrs. Rosalie A. Settle Ms. Helen R. Skinner* Ms. Roberta A. Sloan Ms. Diana L. Smith Dr. Edward L. Sommers and Mrs. Marilyn Sommers Mr. Timothy L. Sparks and Mrs. Mary K. Sparks Ms. Constance M. Spates Mr. Chester A. Stewart* Mr. Donald K. Stupp, Jr.* and Mrs. Sharon S. Stupp Mr. Leon W. Thorpe* Mr. Lary W. Troutner* and Mrs. Joanne J. Troutner Mrs. Catherine G. Turner Dr. Thomas Edgar VanCise* and Mrs. Beverly L. VanCise* Mr. Raymond G. Wallace Dr. Paul A. Williams and Mrs. Marilee Williams Ms. Carol A. and Mr. Daniel L. Willoughby Mr. William A. Wilson and Mrs. Juliana Wilson Mr. Brian K. Yohler and Mrs. Lisa Yohler Dr. David H. Younts
We sincerely appreciate the generosity of our donors. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists. For questions or concerns about your listing, please contact the Office of Advancement at (765) 494-5032.
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CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION GIFTS A Fire’s Place Abbott Laboratories Fund Aboite Animal Hospital, Ltd. P.C. Ace Rent A Car, Inc. Airpark Animal Hospital Albany Veterinary Clinic Albion Veterinary Clinic Allisonville Animal Hospital American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation American College of Veterinary Radiology American Heart Association Animal Care Clinic Animal Care Clinic of Randall Pointe Animal Clinic of Fort Atkinson Animal Doctors Animal Emergency Clinic, Inc. Animal Hospital of Warsaw Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital Antech Diagnostics Arbor View Animal Hospital Arni’s, Incorporated Association of Reptile & Amphibian Veterinarians AT&T Foundation Athens Animal Clinic Augusta Animal Clinic Bar Barry Liquors Bargersville Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Bark Busters of Dutchess Co., NY Barrington Square Animal Hospital Bayview, Galloway, Ocean Heights Animal Hospital Beaux Cheveux Styling Salon Beckett & Associates Veterinary Services, LLC Bennington Veterinary Clinic Benny & Caesar’s Ice Cream, LLC BioLegend Blair Animal Clinic, P.C. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Bright Veterinary Clinic Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. Broadway Veterinary Clinic Brookville Road Animal Hospital, Inc. Brookville Veterinary Clinic Buckhead Animal Clinic, P.C. Bull’s Head Pet Hospital/No-Jo, Inc. Bush Veterinary Services, P.C. Camden Pet Hospital Care-Pets Animal Hospital Carissa Corporation Carl E. Robeson Farms, Inc. Cat Care Cat Care Clinic, P.C. Central Indiana Kennel Club, Inc. Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Centralia Animal Hospital, P.C. C-Factor Marketing Charles Schwab
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Circle City Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital, LLC Clarksville Animal Hospital Colgate-Palmolive Company Collie Health Foundation Colonial Veterinary Clinic, LLC Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Commonwealth Biomedical Research Companion Animal Medical Center Concern Foundation Country Acre Animal Clinic Country Critters Vet Clinic Crawfordsville Veterinary Clinic Crestview Animal Hospital Crestwood Animal Clinic Crystal Lake Animal Hospital Dan’s Grooming Services Darlington Pet Clinic Decatur Veterinary Hospital, P.C. Design Team, Inc. Detroit Edison Foundation Devonshire Veterinary Clinic, Inc. Diamond Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates Dow Jones & Company Dutchess Recreational Vehicles, Inc. East Pines Animal Clinic East Side Animal Hospital Eaton Veterinary Clinic Eco Green Gear Edwood Glen Golf Club Egyptian Cultural & Education Bureau Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital Elanco Animal Health Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc. MGP Eli Lilly and Company Elmer & Doris Jean Halwes Charitable Trust Elmore’s Race Horses, LTD Ethicon, Incorporated Evan Todd Salon/Day Spa Exploration Acres Fairchild Animal Hospital Fairview Industries Fallbrook Animal Lodge Family Pet Clinic Five Points Kennels, Inc. Flossmoor Animal Hospital Follett’s Purdue West Bookstore Foremost Farms USA Forest View Animal Hospital Fort Wayne Pet Hospital Fountain Inn Animal Clinic Four Flags Over Aspen, Inc. Friends of Cedar Lane Dog Park Friends of Ferdinand Gap Foundation Gift Matching Program Garrett Veterinary Hospital Gary Mellencamp Farm, Incorporated Geckler Veterinary Hospital, LLC
General Mills Foundation Georgia Aquarium Gibbons Vet Hospital at Wading River God’s Greyts Greyhound Group Goldden Corporation Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc. Great Falls Veterinary Hospital Great Harvest Bread Company Greater Indianapolis Brittany Club Greencastle Veterinary Clinic Guaranteed Transmission Service Hall Koehler, P.C. Hammond Pet Hospital Harding Veterinary Services, LLC Hartford Animal Clinic Hartford Veterinary Hospital Hartz Mountain Corp. Hazel Dell Animal Hospital, PC Hearthstone Veterinary Hospital Hickory Hill Partners, Inc. Highland Animal Hospital Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Hippensteel Funeral Home Incorporated Holiday Inn Select City Centre Hoosier Buckeye, Ltd. Hoosier Kennel Club Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hudson Highlands Veterinary Medical Group Ian Michael Green Photography IBM International Foundation IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Illiana Veterinary Hospital, Ltd. Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Inches-A-Weigh Indiana Animal Health Foundation Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners Indiana Horse Council Foundation, Inc. Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Indiana Pork Producers Association Indiana State Poultry Association Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Indiana Veterinary Technicians Association Indianapolis Colts Irvine Travel Irvington Pet Clinic Incorporated Jackman Home Farms Jackman’s Animal Clinic Janssen Veterinary Clinic, LLC JD Sears Farms, Inc. Jennings Veterinarians Incorporated Johnson & Johnson Kelly’s Custom Frames Kem Road Animal Hospital Kentland Veterinary Clinic Kentucky-Indiana Paralyzed Knollwood Animal Hospital, P.C. Knox Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Kurtz Veterinary Clinic
La Porte County Kennel Club, Inc. La Scala Italian Restaurant Lafayette Civic Theatre Lafayette Limo, Inc. Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Lake City Animal Clinic Lake Shore Kennel Club Inc. Lakepointe Internal Medicine, LLC Lakeside Pet Clinic Lakeville Veterinary Clinic Incorporated LaPorte Animal Hospital Inc. Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Lausch Photography Leininger Veterinary Clinic Lilly Endowment Incorporated Lincoln Way Animal Clinic Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic, Inc. Lititz Veterinary Clinic Lynn Veterinary Hospital Mack Veterinary Services Maddie’s Fund Magrane Animal Hospital, P.C. Main Line Veterinary Clinic Manchester Veterinary Clinic Marian Rosenthal Foundation Marshall County Community Foundation Mauston Veterinary Clinic S.C. Mayfair Animal Hospital Medallion Rottweiler Club MedImmune Inc. Merial Limited Merrillville Animal Hospital Incorporated Metzger/Holcomb Animal Clinic, LLC Michiana Dairy Veterinary Services, Inc. Michiana Veterinary Medical Association Middlehope Veterinary Hospital, PC Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants Midwest Veterinary Supply Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl Miracles Fitness Mobile Veterinary Services, P.C. Monfort Heights Animal Clinic, Inc. Morris Animal Foundation North Florida Animal Medical Services, LLC Napoleon Veterinary Clinic, Inc. National Pork Producers Council National Veterinary Associates National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Nestle Purina PetCare Company New Carlisle Animal Clinic, PC New Hope Apartments New Prairie Veterinary Service Nicol Facilities Management, LLC Nora Veterinary Hospital North Park Veterinary Clinic Northeast Animal Clinic, Inc. Novartis Animal Health Oak Hill Animal Clinic Incorporated Ocoee Animal Hospital Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Parkdale Animal Hospital Incorporated Patterson Companies, Inc. Paumanok Veterinary Hospital Pendleton Veterinary Clinic Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant Pet Pals Veterinary Hospital & House Calls Pet Rest Incorporated Pet Vac Animal Hospital Peterborough Veterinary Clinic Pets Remembered Cremation Service Pfizer Incorporated Pfizer Matching Gifts Program Phoenix Central Laboratory Plymouth Veterinary Clinic Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Portage Animal Clinic Portage Park Animal Hospital Priio Princeton Veterinary Hospital Puget Sound Animal Hospital for Surgery P.S. Purdue Federal Credit Union Purdue University Retirees Quintiles, Inc. R. B. F., Inc. Ramapo Animal Clinic Ramapo Kennel Club, Inc. Raytheon Company Ridgefield Animal Hospital River Valley Trucking Rockville Road Veterinarians, Inc. Rodgers Veterinary Hospitals, Inc. Ron Kirby, Inc. Rose Lane Farm, Inc. Ruff Cuts Dog Salon & Boutique Ruxer Foundation Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wildlife Center, Inc. Salem Veterinary Service Incorporated San Ramon Veterinary Hospital Sand Creek Animal Hospital Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton Scottish Terrier Club of MI, Inc. Seven Oaks Veterinary Clinic Incorporated Seymour Animal Hospital Shawme Animal Hospital Showalter Trust Silver Lake Small Animal Veterinary Clinic, PC South 31 Veterinary Clinic South County Veterinary Service South Keystone Animal Clinic South Side Animal Hospital, Inc. Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club, Inc. Southlake Animal Hospital, Inc. Southway Animal Hospital Southwestern Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Special Care Veterinary Service Spring Valley Ranch
Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic, Ltd. St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital, Inc. St. Joe Central P.T.A. St. Joe Veterinary Clinic St. John Animal Clinic Stall & Kessler Diamond Center Steel City Kennel Club, Inc. Stellhorn Veterinary Hospital Stoney Creek Pet Clinic Stoney Creek Veterinary Services, Inc. Suburban Animal Hospital Sugar Creek Animal Hospital Summerlin Animal Hospital Summit Animal Clinic Surgical Consulting Practice Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Tender Care Veterinary Clinic, Inc. The Golden Dog Grooming, Inc. The Jackson Laboratory The Pen n’ Palette & Leather Creations The Scholarship Foundation The Windhover Foundation Thorgren Tool & Molding Co. Inc. Three Point Veterinary Clinic, P.C. Tranquility Veterinary Clinic, P.A. Trans Union, LLC Tri-State Veterinary Clinic & Equine Center, Inc. Twenty-Seven Foundation Tysons Corner Animal Hospital University of Guelph University Plaza Valley Veterinary Hospital, PC Valparaiso Kennel Club Vanguard Char Endowment VCA Antech, Inc. Vetamac, Inc. Veterinary Imaging Consultants Veterinary Technology Program Staff Village East Animal Hospital Wabash Valley Animal Hospital Wabash Valley Veterinary Medical Association Wahl, LLC Wal-Mart Wal-Mart #2347 Waltz Animal Clinic Warrick Veterinary Clinic, Inc. West 56th Street Veterinary Hospital West Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association West Side Pet Hospital Western University of Health Sciences Western Veterinary Conference Westside Animal Clinic Westside Animal Hospital Westview Animal Clinic Whiteland Animal Clinic Willoughby Sales Wilton Hospital for Animals, P.C. Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic YonEd Farm, Inc.
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IN MEMORIAM PROGRAM A Message for Veterinarians: It is now even easier for you to utilize the In Memoriam Program! We have created online giving capabilities specifically tailored to your needs as a veterinary business. This new, preferred way to give with the In Memoriam Program is “one-stop shopping” for you. With the online giving format, you can give us more specific data to increase your impact. It is quick and will save you in postage costs as you take advantage of e-commerce by utilizing a credit card or e-check, rather than mailing a paper form with a paper check. www.vet.purdue.edu/InMemoriam Questions? Contact Kelli Anne White at (765) 494-6304 or email@example.com. If your clinic does not have internet access, faxed or mailed forms will still be processed; for an updated paper form, contact Kelli Anne White. Testimonial quotes: Before we began participating in the In Memoriam program, we lost many of our clients whose pets were euthanized, as it is such a sad memory for them. Since we began sending cards with a message about our monetary contribution to Purdue’s Veterinary School (with acknowledgement also sent from Purdue), our rate of retention of those clients has gone up dramatically. We get really nice responses from people who are touched by the contribution. We also feel privileged to provide support to Purdue’s Veterinary School. — Donn W. Griffith, D.V.M. (PU DVM ’68) — Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital – Columbus, Ohio I really appreciate being able to submit In Memoriam contributions online, as it saves me a check, an envelope, and a stamp; and it is easy to submit timely contributions even while on vacation and away from my desk. — Gayle P. Griffith, Office Staff Member — Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital – Columbus, Ohio
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Aboite Animal Hospital, Ltd. Albany Veterinary Clinic Albion Veterinary Clinic Allisonville Animal Hospital Animal Care Clinic of Randall Pointe Animal Care Clinic Animal Clinic of Ft. Atkinson Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital Athens Animal Clinic Augusta Animal Clinic Barrington Square Animal Hospital Beckett & Associates Veterinary Services, LLC Bennington Veterinary Clinic Broadway Veterinary Clinic Brookville Rd. Animal Hospital Inc. Buckhead Animal Clinic, P.C. Bull’s Head Pet Hospital/No-Jo Bush Veterinary Services Care-Pets Animal Hospital Cat Care Cat Care Clinic, P.C. Companion Animal Medical Center Country Acre Animal Clinic Country Critters Veterinary Clinic Crawfordsville Veterinary Clinic Crestview Animal Hospital Crestwood Animal Clinic Crystal Lake Animal Hospital Darlington Pet Clinic Decatur Veterinary Hospital, P.C. Devonshire Veterinary Clinic, Inc. Diamond Veterinary Hospital, Inc. East Pines Animal Clinic East Side Animal Hospital Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc. MGP Fairchild Animal Hospital Five Points Kennels, Inc. Flossmoor Animal Hospital Forest View Animal Hospital Fort Wayne Pet Hospital Fountain Inn Animal Clinic Garrett Veterinary Hospital
Fort Wayne, IN Albany, IN Albion, IN Fishers, IN South Elgin, IL Auburn, IN Fort Atkinson, WI Columbus, OH Columbus, IN Indianapolis, IN Hoffman Estates, IL Glastonbury, CT Bennington, NY Anderson, IN Indianapolis, IN Atlanta, GA Stamford, CT Flora, IN Sellersburg, IN Lafayette, IN Indianapolis, IN Carmel, IN New Castle, IN Monrovia, IN Crawfordsville, IN Indianapolis, IN Crestwood, IL Pompano Beach, FL Darlington, IN Decatur, IN Anderson, IN Gaithersburg, MD Boonville, IN Evansville, IN Tampa, FL Princeton, NJ Danville, IL Indianapolis, IN Homewood, IL Hoffman Estates, IL Fort Wayne, IN Fountain Inn, SC Garrett, IN
Geckler Veterinary Hospital, LLC Gibbons Veterinary Hospital - Wading River
Indianapolis, IN Wading River, NY
Hall Koehler, P.C. Hammond Pet Hospital
Indianapolis, IN Hammond, IN
Hartford Animal Clinic Hazel Dell Animal Hospital, PC Highland Animal Hospital
Hartford City, IN Carmel, IN Highland, IN
Illiana Vet Hospital, Ltd. Irvington Pet Clinic, Inc.
South Holland, IL Indianapolis, IN
Jackman’s Animal Clinic Janssen Veterinary Clinic, LLC Jennings Veterinarians, Inc.
Milroy, IN Sheridan, IN North Vernon, IN
Knollwood Animal Hospital, PC Knox Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Kurtz Veterinary Clinic Lake City Animal Clinic Lakepointe Internal Medicine, LLC
Lake Bluff, IL Knox, IN Hagerstown, IN Warsaw, IN Evansville, IN
Lakeside Pet Clinic Lakeville Veterinary Clinic Inc. Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Leininger Veterinary Clinic Lilly Endowment Incorporated Lincoln Way Animal Clinic Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic, Inc. Magrane Animal Hospital, P.C. Main Line Veterinary Clinic Manchester Veterinary Clinic Merrillville Animal Hospital Metzger/Holcomb Animal Clinic, LLC Mobile Vet Services, P.C. Monfort Heights Animal Clinic Napoleon Veterinary Clinic, Inc. National Veterinary Associates
Whiting, IN Lakeville, IN Versailles, IN Crown Point, IN Indianapolis, IN Crown Point, IN Mishawaka, IN Mishawaka, IN Frazer, PA North Manchester, IN Merrillville, IN Spearfish, SD Fort Wayne, IN Cincinnati, OH Napoleon, OH Agoura Hills, CA
New Carlisle Animal Clinic, PC
New Carlisle, IN
New Prairie Veterinary Services Nora Veterinary Hospital North Park Veterinary Clinic Northeast Animal Clinic, Inc.
Rolling Prairie, IN Indianapolis, IN Evansville, IN Kokomo, IN
Oak Hill Animal Clinic, Inc. Parkdale Animal Hospital, Inc.
Crown Point, IN Newburgh, IN
Pendleton Veterinary Clinic Pet Pals Veterinary Hospital & House Calls
Pendleton, IN Indianapolis, IN
Pet Vac Animal Hospital
Peterborough Veterinary Clinic Plymouth Veterinary Clinic
Peterborough, NH Plymouth, IN
Plymouth Veterinary Hospital Portage Animal Clinic Princeton Veterinary Hospital
Plymouth, MI Portage, IN Princeton, IN
Quintiles, Inc. Ramapo Animal Clinic
Research Triangle Park, NC Pomona, NY
Ramapo Kennel Club, Inc. Ridgefield Animal Hospital Rockville Road Veterinarians, Inc.
Brick Town, NJ Ridgefield, CT Indianapolis, IN
Rodgers Vet Hospitals, Inc. Salem Veterinary Service, Inc. San Ramon Veterinary Hospital Seven Oaks Veterinary Clinic Seymour Animal Hospital Silver Lake Small Animal Veterinary Clinic South 31 Veterinary Clinic South Side Animal Hospital, Inc.
Knightsville, IN Salem, IN San Ramon, CA Plymouth, IN Seymour, IN Silver Lake, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN
Southlake Animal Hospital, Inc. Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital St. Joe Central P.T.A. St. Joe Veterinary Clinic St. John Animal Clinic Stellhorn Veterinary Hospital Stoney Creek Pet Clinic Summerlin Animal Hospital Summit Animal Clinic Tender Care Veterinary Clinic, Inc. Tranquility Veterinary Clinic Tri-State Veterinary Clinic & Equine Center
Merrillville, IN Schaumburg, IL Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne, IN Evansville, IN Saint John, IN Fort Wayne, IN Noblesville, IN Las Vegas, NV Oconomowoc, WI South Bend, IN Tranquility, NJ Kendallville, IN
VCA Antech, Inc. Village East Animal Hospital
Los Angeles, CA Evansville, IN
Wabash Valley Animal Hospital Waltz Animal Clinic Warrick Veterinary Clinic
Terre Haute, IN Madison, IN Boonville, IN
West 56th Street Veterinary Hospital West Side Pet Hospital
Indianapolis, IN Evansville, IN
Westside Animal Clinic Westview Animal Clinic Wilton Hospital for Animals
Fort Wayne, IN Muncie, IN Wilton, CT
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