One of the more notable teaching hospitals in the
country has been named after one of the most influential veterinarians,
K-State CVM graduate, Dr. William R. Pritchard, class of 1946. The
William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) was
dedicated in April at the University of California Davis School of
Veterinary Medicine (SVM).
The dedication of the hospital served to recognize
Dr. Pritchard’s role in developing the school and the VMTH. Dr.
Pritchard, who served as dean of the SVM from 1962 to 1982, was
instrumental in the facility’s design, funding and the development of
the clinical teaching, research and service programs.
“Dr. William Pritchard is without a doubt a person
who has had a very great impact on veterinary medical education in our
time. His leadership has brought us forward to today, where the state
of veterinary medicine is very good and continually improving,” said
Bennie Osburn, current dean of the SVM.
Dr. Pritchard said, “This is an honor beyond my
wildest dreams. I just can’t begin to tell you what it means to me.”
After earning his DVM from K-State in 1946, Dr.
Pritchard went on to earn doctorate and law degrees. His experience in
tropical veterinary medicine, international agriculture development,
and agriculture and veterinary laws has led
Dr. Pritchard around the world. He has gained worldwide recognition as
an exceptional veterinarian, educator and authority on international
agricultural development as well as veterinary law.
He was named a Distinguished Veterinarian by the
National Academy of Practice in Veterinary Medicine, the highest honor
given by the veterinary community for international veterinary science.
He received an honorary doctorate degree from K-State in 1970 and was
named the 1986 K-State CVM Alumni Fellow.
Dr. Pritchard and wife, Deanna, have five children.
Dr. William Pritchard, DVM, K-State class of 1946.
Dr. Pritchard (left) stands with UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef
at the naming of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching
Photos by Don Preisler, courtesy of the UC Davis School of
S. Hammer, K-State class of 1973, was installed as the new
AVMA president on July 17 at the AVMA’s annual convention in
Washington, D.C. He was also introduced at K-State’s alumni reception
held in conjunction with the conference.
was a captain in the Air Force for two years after graduating from
K-State. For more than 30 years, he has been part owner and partner of
Brenford Animal Hospital, a seven-doctor small animal and equine
practice, in Dover, Del. Dr. Hammer served on the AVMA executive board
for six years and was an AVMA delegate for 13 years. He received a
K-State alumni recognition award in 2001.
Dr. Hammer is
very involved in the Dover community, including the Dover Rotary Club
and the Greater Dover Committee. He and his wife, Karen, have two
children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Greg Hammer speaks at a reception for K-State alumni during the
AVMA Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ken Ewy, class
1973, presented his classmate and longtime
friend, Dr. Greg Hammer with an
'official' hat and a podium
enhancement (steps), during a special
at K-State's alumni reception at the AVMA
Washington, D.C. Dr. Hammer was announced as this year's
president of the AVMA.
Members of the class
of 1973 reunited at the AVMA conference in Washington, D.C. From left
to right, (back row) Dr. David D. Simmons, Dr. Richard H. Heersche, Dr.
Kenneth J. Francis, Dr. Charles W. Hickey and Dr. Harlyn G. McGuire.
(front row), Dr. Ken Ewy, Dr. Nancy Jaax and Dr. Gregory S. Hammer.
Young Faculty and
Resident Mentoring Awards recognize senior faculty members who have
demonstrated a commitment to the professional growth of the residents
and junior faculty at the VMTH. Drs. Harriet Davidson and Walter
Renberg received awards for Excellence in Resident Mentoring, and Dr.
Bonnie Rush received an award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring.
Dr. Harriet Davidson,
Dr. Walter Renberg, small
Dr. Bonnie Rush, department
of Clinical Sciences and professor
of equine internal
Dr. Dale F. Schwindaman, class of 1953, was
recognized for his time and effort devoted to advancing veterinary
medicine with a 2007 Alumni Recognition Award presented at the annual
AVMA convention in Washington D.C. on July 16.
Dr. Schwindaman retired in November 1996 after a 40-year
career with the United States Department of Agriculture in
regulatory veterinary medicine with the Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS), formerly the Bureau of
Animal Industry. Since retiring, he has been a consultant in
regulatory veterinary medicine to private business and
research enterprises and serves on the advisory board of the
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare. He is a lifetime
member of the U.S. Animal Health Association, as well as a
member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association
and the Animal Welfare Institute.
“We take great pride in recognizing Dr.
Schwindaman’s professional successes and personal
accomplishments,” Dean Richardson said. “Dr. Schwindaman has had a
tremendous influence and impact in our profession at a national level.
His career demonstrates some of the unique opportunities that are
available with an education in veterinary medicine and the ways in
which our graduates can follow that example and serve the greater good
of our country.”
Dr. Schwindaman and his wife, Jean, have three
children: Dale Jr., Carol Jean and Ann Marie, and five grandchildren:
Darren, Gregory, Jeffrey, Kathleen and Isabella.
Dr. Schwindaman, Dean Richardson, and Mrs. Jean Schwindaman at
K-State’s AVMA alumni reception.
Please welcome the new residents to the VMTH. From left to right:
Kimberly Reeds, oncology; Andrew Hanzlicek, small animal medicine; Jose
Bras, equine surgery; Jennifer Johnson-Neitman, radiology; Christopher
(Kit) Kelly, anesthesiology.
welcome the new interns to the VMTH. From left to right: Megan
Wickersham, equine medicine and surgery; Julia Sumner, small animal
medicine and surgery; Kimberlee Wojick, zoological medicine; Benjamin
Wernham, small animal medicine and surgery; Karen Brenner, small animal
medicine and surgery; Kenneth Waller, small animal medicine and
surgery; Tami Karges, equine medicine and surgery.
The new residents
were welcomed to CVM with receptions on July 12 and 13. Left to right: Randy Juracek, radiation therapy veterinary
technician; Kimberly Reeds, new
resident in oncology; Kathy Shike,
small animal surgery veterinary technician; Samantha Swank, central preparation technician; Erica Balser,
anesthesiology veterinary technician; Marsha Roblyer, referral coordinator; Mindy Strick,
anesthesiology veterinary technician;
and Sherry Sharp, small animal
medicine veterinary technician.
Dr. Anderson teaches a
Bovine Foot Surgery Lab for vets in Townsville, Australia.
Dr. David Anderson recently traveled down under to
New Zealand and Australia to provide continuing education to
veterinarians. He spoke at an alpaca conference in Dunedin on the
South Island June 28-July 2. Dunedin is a city of 120,000 people and
home to Otagy University.
During the conference, Dr. Anderson presented 10
hours on alpaca medicine and surgery, and conducted a four-hour,
hands-on training lab for 30 veterinarians and 150 lay people.
Dr. Anderson also traveled to Townsville,
Australia, where he gave seven hours of seminars and six hours of
training labs on bovine surgery for 120 veterinarians July 5-7.
Townsville is home to the newly founded College of Veterinary Medicine
at James Cook University.
A new bench sits in the outdoor walkway between Mosier and Trotter
halls. The class of 2006 chose the bench as their class gift to CVM.
within the CVM are planning the first annual “Run 4 Rabies” in
conjunction with World Rabies Day
on Sept. 8, 2007.
Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory, the new International Club and other
students and faculty are organizing a 5K “Run 4 Rabies” in Manhattan
for Sunday, Sept. 9. Also in the works is a concert highlighting local
talent and food vendors, while materials to promote rabies education
and animal-bite prevention will be distributed. The events will be held
in CICO Park, county fair grounds from 12-4 p.m. Contact Mylissia
Stukey at email@example.com for more info.
column discussed two speakers that Cindy Logan and I heard at the
Special Library Association (SLA) Conference in Denver. The conference
also had many other educational opportunities. We attended a lecture on
the new interface that will be coming soon to the Web of Science and
Web of Knowledge databases from Thomson Scientific.
Science, located at http://www.lib.ksu.edu/db/
on the library Web site, is a very versatile database that, in addition
to providing citations for searches, also provides impact factors for
journals, authors and institutions. This can be very useful in
analyzing the reliability of research results. If you are unfamiliar
with Web of Science, come to the library, and one of our staff will
introduce you to this versatile database.
We also heard
a lecture about the Google search engine. The company’s motto is “to
organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and
useful.” While this sounds like an impossible task, they are making
strides toward this mission and are currently digitizing the
collections of several research libraries to make them available
through Google searching.
and information professionals are skilled in performing very
sophisticated searches using Google and are always anxious to help
researchers perfect their Google searching skills. If you need help
using Google, come by the library for assistance in refining your
lecture that Cindy and I attended was given by Michael Miller, DVM, a
senior veterinarian who works with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
He gave a review of prion diseases and the specifics of chronic wasting
disease of deer, elk and moose. We were fascinated by all the variants
and forms of prion diseases and the implications on our food supply and
animal health. By attending conferences of our library staff stays
current to aid us in helping you with your research and educational
Cheri Ubel, alumni
relations coordinator, is a new grandmother to Karson Kenneth Tiburon,
born July 19.
Dr. Mike Apley
assumed the office of president of the American College of Veterinary
Clinical Pharmacology in May.
Dr. Brad White spoke
at the AVMA meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 16. His topics were
calf disease/wellness management and cow/calf practice management.
Dr. Dan Thomson
presented to dairy practitioners on July 10 in Breckenridge, Colo. His
topic was the effects of SRP Salmonella vaccine on performance and
health of dairy cows.
Drs. Antje Anji and Meena
Kumari presented research data at the 30th meeting of the
Research Society on Alcoholism in Chicago.
Dr. Roger Fingland recently
accepted the position of
associate dean for
Clinical Programs. Congrats!
Dr. Doug Powell discussed the safety of food
imports in response to a
series of health scares focused on goods from China to media outlets
such as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the Manhattan
Mercury. He was interviewed in Atlanta on the same topic
for NBC’s Today Show. Also this month, Dr. Powell attended the 94th
annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection
in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Considered the leading food safety
he presented an invited talk, “Organic foods and food safety: separate,
antagonistic, or symbiotic?” and was co-author on a
second presentation by Ph.D. student Benjamin Chapman, University of
Guelph, “Tools to Enhance Compliance with Best Food Safety
Practices.” In addition, Powell and Chapman had their article, “Fresh
threat: what’s lurking in your salad bowl?” published in the Journal
of the Science of Food and Agriculture (Vol. 87, No. 10. [15 August
2007], pp. 1799-1801).
Dr. Powell answers
questions for CBS Evening News TV reporter. (file photo from Feb. 2007)
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