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  • Daryl Buss, ’68 DVM, was named the 2022 recipient of the AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service. The award is presented to individuals who ​​have a history of service, research, education, or participation in the veterinary community. Buss is dean emeritus and professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a retired editor of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

    Issue: Fall 2021
  • Neil Anderson, ’61 DVM, ’68 PhD, Manhattan, Kan., died on March 28 at 87. Anderson’s veterinary path led him into teaching, holding an assistant professorship at Auburn University before joining Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a professor. There, Anderson served as a longtime faculty member. In addition to his veterinary career, Anderson served as U.S. Navy officer. He is survived by his wife, Betty, their six children, 17 grandchildren, 12-great grandchildren, his four siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

  • Bonnie Beaver, ’68 DVM, received the 2020 AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Award in August. The award recognizes contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects. Beaver is a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.

    Issue: Fall 2020
  • Colonel Lyle Vogel, ’67 DVM, ’78 MPH, was featured in Profiles for his role in the development of the Veterinary Pioneers in Public Health Fund. Read more about how the fund seeks to help University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and residents pursue professional development opportunities in veterinary public health here.

    Issue: Fall 2019
  • Richard Huston, ’63 DVM, recently traveled to Samburu, Kenya, to complete a College of Veterinary Medicine mission, where he and three veterinarians from Kenya vaccinated 9,646 sheep, goats, and camels against parasites. 

    Issue: Fall 2018
  • Andrew Peterson, '69 DVM, was recognized for his knowledge and expertise in the livestock industry at the North Star Classic Livestock Show in Valley City, North Dakota, in December. Peterson started the Enderlin Veterinary Clinic In Enderlin, North Dakota, in 1975 and continues to practice mixed animal veterinary medicine.

  • John Fritsche, '66 DVM, of Racine, Wisconsin, received the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association’s 50 Years of Membership Award during the WVMA’s annual convention in October. Fritsche is a mixed animal veterinarian who spent the first 20 years as a large animal veterinarian and the last 25 years as a small animal veterinarian. He retired in 2012.

  • Last September, Jim Warling, ’66 DVM, was honored by the St. James Rotary for his many years of dedication and service. Warling worked as a veterinarian in the St. James, Minn., community for 45 years.

  • Ralph Ganz, ’63 DVM, celebrated his 90th birthday last August.