1987 Alumni Fellow
Dr. William R. Pritchard, DVM 1946
Dr. William R. Pritchard '46, is professor and dean emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis.
He received his DVM from K-State in 1946, a doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1953 and a doctor of jurisprudence (first in his class) from the University of Indiana in 1957.
Pritchard's experience in tropical veterinary medicine, international agriculture development, and agriculture and veterinary laws has led him around the world. He has served as an international consultant on several U.S. agriculture research and development programs and for the Rockefeller Foundation. He was a member of President Lyndon Johnson's Science Advisory Committee Panel on the World Food Supply, was chairman of the Scientific and Cultural Exchange Mission to the U.S.S.R. in 1967 and served on President Richard Nixon's Science Advisory Committee Panel on Biological and Medical Science.
Pritchard received the K-State Centennial Award for Distinguished Service in 1963, an honorary Doctor of Science from K-State in 1970, and honorary Doctor of Science from Purdue University in 1977, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 1976, and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Practice in Veterinary Medicine in 1986.