This collection includes Memorial Statements produced by the Office of the Dean of the University Faculty in honor of deceased faculty members of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

Compiled by departmental colleagues, each statement or necrology provides brief biographical information and describes areas of specialization and accomplishment in their field.

A comprehensive index to Memorial Statements for all deceased Cornell faculty from 1868 to date may be found at http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/19313 with individual Statements at http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/17813

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  • Smith, Donald Frederick 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Fubini, Susan L.; Hackett, Richard P.; Irby, Nita L. (Cornell University, 2016)
    Memorial Statement for Emeritus Dean Donald F. Smith, D.V.M. (1949-2016) who was born in Ontario, Canada and received his D.V.M. degree in 1974 from the University of Guelph. After a residency at the University of Pennsylvania, ...
  • Poppensiek, George Charles 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Robertshaw, David; Earnest-Koons, Kathy; Torres, Alfonso (Cornell University, 2015)
    Memorial Statement for Emeritus Dean George C. Poppensiek, V.M.D., M.S. (1918-2015) who was born in New York City earned his V.M.D. degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1942. ...
  • Schryver, Herbert Francis 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Ramanujan, Krishna (Cornell University, 2017)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Herbert F. Schryver, D.V.M. (1927-2017) was known for his expertise in veterinary pathology as well as equine nutrition and biomechanics. He earned his veterinary degree in 1954 from Cornell ...
  • Lewis, Robert Miller 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Schlafer, Donald; Cooper, Barry; Summers, Brian (Cornell University, 2011)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Robert Miller Lewis, D.V.M., Ph.D. (1937-2011) who spent the early years of his long and productive career in the Boston area, specializing in laboratory research in comparative medicine ...
  • Hintz, Harold F. Skip 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Butler, Walter R.; Thonney, Michael L.; Bauman, Dale E. (Cornell University, 2016)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Harold F. Skip Hintz, M.S., Ph.D. (1937-2016) who had been Professor of Animal Nutrition and chairman of the Department of Animal Science before retiring in 2005. After coming to Cornell, ...
  • Hitchner, Stephen Ballinger 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Calnek, Bruce W.; Fabricant, Julius; Schat Karel A. (Cornell University, 2011)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Stephen B. Hitchner, D.V.M. (1916-2011) held various positions at universities and in industry developing a reputation as one of the most respected members of the field of avian medicine. ...
  • Kirk, Robert Warren 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Smith, Donald F.; Riis, Ronald R.; Scott, Danny W. (Cornell University, 2011)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Robert Warren Kirk, D.V.M., Ph.D. (1922-2011) who was in general veterinary practice in several states after earning his DVM at Cornell in 1946. He returned to Cornell in 1952 and helped ...
  • Habel, Robert E. 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; deLahunta, Alexander; Bezuidenhout, Abraham; White, Maurice E. (Cornell University, 2013)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Robert E. Habel, D.V.M. (1918-2013) who became Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Anatomy upon his retirement in 1978. After receiving his DVM from Ohio State University, Dr. Habel had joined ...
  • Gillespie, James Howard 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Poppensiek, George C.; Lust, George; Scott, Frederic W. (Cornell University, 2011)
    Memorial Statement for Professor James H. Gillespie, V.M.D., Ph.D. (1917-2011) began his career at Cornell in the Avian Disease Section of the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology in 1946. When the Veterinary Virus ...
  • Fox, Francis Henry 

    Cornell University, Office of the Dean of the University Faculty; Smith, Mary C.; Hillman, Robert B; Appel, Leslie D. (Cornell University, 2015)
    Memorial Statement for Professor Francis Henry Fox, D.V.M. (1923-2015) who was initially recruited for Cornell's Ambulatory Clinic upon receiving his DVM in 1945. As professor of large animal medicine from 1947 to his ...

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