Ann Haugen, ’09 DVM, Milton, Wash., died on Oct. 10, 2021, at 38. Haugen moved to Washington shortly after graduation and worked as a veterinarian for 12 years until she passed away. In addition to caring for animals as a clinician, she rescued several dogs over the years, including one named Zim who was at her side when she passed. Haugen is survived by her parents, sister, brother, niece, nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Larissa Minicucci, '04 MPH, DVM, East Bethel, Minn., passed away on November 16 at 45. After earning a master's of public health, she completed a fellowship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service, in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2006, she joined the veterinary faculty of the CVM as an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. Minicucci is survived by her husband, Lou, and her family. Learn more about her lasting impact on the CVM here.
Meaghan E. Swensen, ’00 DVM, Lindstrom, Minn., died February 27 at 46. Before completing her DVM at the CVM, Swensen completed her BS in biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1995. She practiced small animal veterinary medicine at Lakes Veterinary and Surgical Center in Lindstrom, Minn., for 17 years. Swensen loved and rescued retired racing greyhounds, volunteering many hours for Minnesota Greyhound Rescue. She is survived by her husband, Jeremy; and 3 children.