Dr. Frank Jordan

1996 E.R. Frank Award

Dr. Frank JordanDr. Frank Jordan (DVM 1939), has been an energetic, dedicated member of the veterinary profession. He is a leading advocate of continuing education for practicing veterinarians and a promoter of quality veterinary medicine. He has served his profession in many capacities as an American Veterinary Medical Association Delegate for several terms, advisory board member of the KSU Foundation for Veterinary Medicine, a department head of veterinary science at Mississippi State College, a Major in the Army from 1940-45 and a clinical practitioner.

"Even though he has retired from practice, he still enjoys watching the changes and growth that he founded at Abilene Animal Hospital," his successor Dr. Michael Whitehair said. "I appreciate the opportunity to take his place in the practice and hope to provide the same opportunity for my successors."

During his career he has held the following positions: department head, Veterinary Science, Mississippi State College l939, general practitioner, Abilene, Kansas, l945-1975; author, Veterinary Editor Progressive Farmer, l940; developer, Historic Old Abilene Town Restoration, l957-86.

Dr. Jordan has participated in many organizations and received many awards: Kansas Veterinarian of the Year, l959; President, Vice President, District Trustee, and Alternate Delegate to Kansas Veterinary Medical Association; Distinguished Service Award, KSU; KSU Veterinary Endowment Member; Member, Kansas Board Veterinary Examiners, l964; President's Club, KSU; Abilene Outstanding Citizen of the Year, l985; Past-President, Kansas State Fair Association; Chamber of Commerce, Abilene, l945-94; Member, County Zoning Board, l984-1994; Member, Judicial Judge Appointment, l985-87; Elks; Masons: Scottish Rite; Isis Shrine, Jesters.