Dr. Charlotte Krugler of Elgin, S.C., was recently named Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. During the 2015 floods in South Carolina, Dr. Krugler worked with the state emergency management division coordinating statewide resources to assist animals.
Krugler serves as an emergency preparedness veterinarian and extension veterinarian at Clemson University and has served as an adjunct professor in the university’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department.
Congratulations to Anthony Confer, DVM, MS, PhD, class of 1972, on receiving the “Leave the Ladder Down” award. This award recognizes individuals for their mentorship. Confer is a Regents Professor and Walter Sitlington Endowed Chair in Food Animal Research in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Roger Panciera, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP, was recently inducted as the 2016 Beef Award Recipient into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame during the 49th American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
Thomas G. Loafmann, DVM, of Glencoe, Mo., was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Loafmann earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1963 and serves as the class representative.
Loafmann owns and operates Equine Medical Associates, Inc., one of the first equine medical and surgical clinics in the St. Louis, Mo., area. He still practices today, doing ambulatory calls and specializing in dentistry.
Donald D. Holmes, DVM, MS, DACLAM, of Wichita, Kan., was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Holmes earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1954 and serves as the class representative.
He worked in a mixed animal practice before serving in the U.S. Army (1955 – 1959) as 1st Lieutenant receiving a Letter of Commendation. The first veterinarian to serve as Chief of the Experimental Animal Laboratory, he established the Letterman Army Hospital’s Surgical Research Unit.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark R. Duffy, DVM, MPH, of Cibolo, Texas, was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Duffy earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1994. He worked as a large animal veterinarian partnering in a rural western Montana practice before accepting an Air Force commission in 1999. In 2003, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is an active diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pleased to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Congratulations to Drs. Donald D. Holmes (1954) of Wichita, Kan., Thomas G. Loafmann (1963) of Glencoe, Mo., and Lt. Col. Mark R. Duffy (1994) of Cibolo, Texas.
Selections were made by the veterinary center’s Alumni Society leadership based on nominees whose career achievements reflect distinguished service in the areas of academia, practitioner and research as well as engagement with OSU.
The Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), the largest veterinary conference in the United States, recently elected Joe M. Howell, DVM, as WVC president. Howell of Oklahoma City earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1972. Howell’s election to the position of WVC president follows decades of commitment to animal care and welfare.
Dr. Paul Welch earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1981. Although he thought he wanted to work as a zoo veterinarian, he soon learned that it wasn’t quite what he had in mind. In 1983, he opened Forest Trails Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. In addition to his regular clients, Welch volunteers his veterinary services for the Grey Snow Eagle House in Perkins, Okla.