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Dr. John G. Ravnikar

Dr. John G. Ravnikar (KSU, DVM '57), 82, Plant City, Fla., died March 13, 2011. 

Prior to retirement, he served as vice president of animal health and production for Bayer Corporation in Shawnee, Kan. During that time, Dr. Ravnikar was responsible for the manufacture of biologicals and pharmaceuticals, biological research and development, and regulatory compliance, and served as a liaison with the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the biological section of the Animal Health Institute in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ravnikar was division manager of animal health and production for Fort Dodge Laboratories in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a veteran of the Navy. Dr. Ravnikar is survived by his wife, Antoinette, and a daughter, Dr. Paula Ravnikar, Fredrick, MD.