Dr. Donald G. Low - DVM 1947

1994 Distinguished Alumnus Award

On June 5, 1994, Dr. Donald G. Low, KSU 1947, was recognized by the KSU Veterinary Medical Alumni Association as the 1994 Distinguished Alumni.

Dr. Low was one of the pioneers of canine urology. He was actively involved in the training of many of the current leading veterinary urologists. He has served as director of three university veterinary medical hospitals, all with distinction. He is one of the founders of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and of the National Academy of Practice Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Low served on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education and as an AVMA Delegate. He has receive a multitude of awards including: the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1968; Distinguished Service Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1989; Distinguished Service Award, American College of International Medicine, 1992; Veterinarian of the Year, American Animal Hospital Association, 1971; and the Outstanding Continuing Education, California Academy of Veterinary Medicine, 1990. Dr. Low was President of International Medicine Specialty, ACVIM, 1976; President of American Association of Vet Clinicians, 1969-70; Member, Board of Regents, ACVIM, 1972-74; Board Certification, ACVIM; Memberships, California Veterinary Medical Association; AVMA; American Animal Hospital Association. He was Private fist-class, ASTP, Manhattan, KS, 1943-1944; Captain, Veterinary Corp, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1953-55.

Dr. Low is author of over 100 technical articles; co-author of the book, Small Animal Urology , 1972; Editor, Genitourinary System Current Therapy V and Current Therapy IV; Researcher, (NIH funding) Diseases of Urinary System (Leptospirosis), 1953-69. He was a member of Council on Education; AVMA Chair, 1988-89; Member, Convention Management and Program Comm., AVMA, 1991-1997; Co-Chair, Program Commissioner, Arizona, Nevada, California Veterinary Conference, 1990-present; Delegate, House of Delegates, AVMA, 1970-73; Member, Fundraising Committee, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights, Minn., 1957-63; Treasurer, Cub Scouts, Columbia Heights, Minn., 1958-61.