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Fall 1998 Vol.22 No.4
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Dr. John Gerdes (’57) was named to the board of trustees of his undergraduate alma mater, Blackburn College, in Carlinville, Illinois. Dr. Gerdes earned an MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago after completing his DVM and currently works as a general pathologist in Springfield, Missouri.

Dr. Joan M. Arnoldi (’63) was named associate administrator at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a top position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s marketing and regulatory programs mission area. Dr. Arnoldi previously headed the veterinarian services of APHIS. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said that Arnoldi’s leadership "will strengthen our ability to continue opening foreign markets to American producers and to protect the United States from unwanted plant and animal pests and diseases."

Dr. Karin Weening Miller (’68), Mt. Clemens, Michigan, notes that her daughter Katie earned a DVM from Michigan State University this year and is now completing an internship at Alameda East in Denver, after a summer internship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Dr. Miller’s husband Joe is a 1963 graduate of the
veterinary school at Michigan State.

Dr. Wayne Anderson (’79) and his partners Drs. Jim Prater (’79) and Stuart Sherrell have remodeled Arrow Animal Hospital in Glendale, Arizona, and opened their seventh animal hospital in the area. Working in the practice are Illinois grads George Brodsky (’77) and Greta Heinemann (’98).

Dr. Al Schwartz (’81) was chosen president-elect of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the nation’s largest state veterinary association, which represents more than 4,200 veterinary professionals. Dr. Schwartz is owner and chief veterinarian of Moorpark Veterinary Hospital in Moorpark, California. As coordinator for emergency preparedness planning in his county, Dr. Schwartz was commended for his efforts in reuniting pets with their owners after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Dr. Gregg BeVier (’82), who has been with PIC Americas since 1983 and now serves as president, was named to the board of directors of PIC International Group PLC, the world’s leading provider of genetically improved pigs used for breeding.

Dr. Peter Weinstein (’86, MS ’82), was selected as the Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year by the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Registered Veterinary Technician committee. The honor recognizes qualities that exemplify a progressive veterinarian who uses RVTs and staff to their fullest potential. Dr. Weinstein works at the Moulton Animal Hospital in Laguna Niguel.

Dr. Robert S. Livingston (’89) and Dr. Lisa A. Heath (’93) were recently certified as diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Livingston is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Health completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and is currently employed at the University of California-Davis.

Dr. Tom Shackelford (’92) is working for Maricopa County Animal Control and doing relief work in Arizona. His new passion is flying, and he has moved through three ratings as a pilot.

Dr. Noelle R. Miles (’94) won the 1998 Veterinary Economics article contest with her entry "Creating Gold-Watch Loyalty," which was featured in the August issue. It described the exemplary management practices of her employer, Dr. Michael R. Harres (’78). Dr. Miles also recently became engaged and plans a May 1999 wedding in St. Louis.

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