Bart Fischer, ’94 DVM, Valley City, N.D., died on September 15 at 52. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota, he moved to Valley City to work at the Valley City Veterinary Hospital, where he would later become a partner and eventually owner of the clinic. Fischer is survived by his wife, Jennifer; two children; a sister; a brother; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Guy S. Hohenhaus, ’88 BS, ’90 DVM, Annapolis, Md., died June 25 at age 57. Hohenhaus was the state veterinarian and chief of animal health for the Maryland Department of Agriculture from 2005–14. He previously served as Maryland's state public health veterinarian for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and was a past president of the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials. He was a professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1990–2002 and director of its veterinary epidemiology residency program. He was a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. During his army service, Hohenhaus designed and implemented food safety, zoonotic disease, and refugee programs in eight countries. He received the Bronze Star in 2004 for his contributions toward rebuilding Afghanistan's veterinary and public health infrastructure. He is survived by his wife, Michelle.
Janet D. Veit, ’96 DVM, La Crescent, Minn., died May 20, 2018 at age 48. Viet worked as a veterinarian at Hillside Animal Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. for 22 years.
Lois E. Harmon, ’97 DVM, Becker, Minn., died Feb. 17, 2018 at age 63. Harmon was a shelter veterinarian at the Tri-County Humane Society for 13 years, during which time the Tri-County Humane Society estimates that she cared for more than 40,000 animals.