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Published: Aug 30, 2016


Air Animal Pet Movers, owned by Walter Woolf, V’60, was recently featured in Lufthansa Cargo’s magazine, Planet. Over the past 38-plus years, the company has relocated more than 45,000 dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other animals around the globe.

Barry Kellogg, V’66, was featured in an article in the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association newsletter. He shared the story of what happened when he and his wife, Sally, decided to undertake an outreach effort to the migrant farmworker community in Florida. After Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in 2005—and after his previous deployment to Hurricane Katrina that same year—he knew they had to do something to help. They dispersed supplies and then, in 2016, undertook a basic veterinary care project in a Mexican migrant farmworker community. Following up on the success of the program, they look forward to visiting again in 2017. Read more about their story in the May 20, 2016, issue of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association newsletter.


K. Ann Jeglum, V’77, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor at The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award, presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event on February 13, 2016, in New York City. Dr. Jeglum launched Veterinary Oncology Services in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1990. In 1996, Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center (VOSRC) opened its doors as the only designated private veterinary cancer center in the region. In 2001, VOSRC expanded with the opening of the Veterinary Oncology Services Radiation Center in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeglum’s research continued with the development of Canine Lymphoma Monoclonal Antibody 231, which was commercialized in the 1990s. She and Dr. Zenon Steplewski hold a U.S. patent for monoclonal antibodies against canine lymphoma-associated antigens. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Project, a prospective, lifetime cohort study designed to determine the incidence of cancer in golden retrievers and to identify genetic, nutritional, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors.


In June, Ellen Behrend, V’88, PhD, became the president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), the largest veterinary specialty organization in the world. She was also reappointed as the Joezy Griffin Chair in small animal internal medicine at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for a five-year renewable appointment. In 2014, she was named an Alumni Professor for Auburn University. Annually, Auburn recognizes five faculty members for research, publishing, and teaching by awarding five-year, non-renewable professorships through the Auburn Alumni Association.

Mount Tam Biotechnologies announced that Richard Marshak, C’81, V’88, has assumed the role of CEO. Dr. Marshak brings 18 years of pharmaceutical experience across a wide range of leadership roles. As Founder of LF Consulting, Head of Corporate Development at Health Systems Reform, and a former General Manager at Abbott/AbbVie, his work included strategic planning, strategic alliances, pharmaceutical sales, clinical development, product launch, and market access. After leaving AbbVie in 2013, Dr. Marshak provided consulting services to a wide range of development-stage life science companies. Formed on World Lupus Day 2014, Mount Tam Biotechnologies, Inc. was established to develop, optimize, and bring to market leading medical compounds to better the health and well-being of millions of people who have been affected by autoimmune diseases.


John Lewis, V’97, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.


Nancy Soares, V’02, became president of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Board of Directors at its annual conference in April. In 2007, after working as an associate veterinarian for five years, Soares established her own practice—the Macungie Animal Hospital in Macungie, Pennsylvania—where she serves as owner and medical director. Her practice became AAHA accredited in 2008, won the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award in 2013, and has grown to include five full-time veterinarians.

In Remembrance

John Quincy Adams, Jr., V’44, passed away on May 21, 2016, at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Staunton, Virginia. He was 95 years old. He lived in Pennsylvania and practiced veterinary medicine until 1950. He then enlisted in the United States Army and remained on active duty until his retirement as a Colonel in July 1971. Upon his retirement, he relocated to Buchanan, Virginia, where he owned and operated a beef cattle farm, while continuing his veterinary practice.

Peter Bousum, V’69, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016, with his family and Russell Terrier by his side. He was founding partner and President of the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey. He was a pioneer and a visionary, who had foresight 30 years ago to see the need for an equine hospital in scenic Hunterdon County, New Jersey—a project that he decided to embark upon after years of traveling with the United States and Canadian Equestrian Teams. He served on the northeast regional Board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners; was Chairman of Veterinary Management III; lectured on lameness and pre-purchase exam techniques both locally and nationally; and most recently specialized in nuclear scintigraphy. His patients included multiple Kentucky Derby, Hamiltonian, and Olympic champions. Doc Pete’s love of animals began with buying his first horse at age 12 for $25 and riding to the local hounds in ratcatcher garb, and later working his English Pointers in field trials.

Luis A. Colón Vargas, V’70, passed away on June 2, 2015. Dr. Colón was accepted to Penn Vet in 1966, after being introduced to veterinary medicine by Dr. Donald Lee during Dr. Lee’s visit to Puerto Rico in search of potential candidates for the veterinary school. After graduation, he spent a year in mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania before coming back to Puerto Rico in order to work in the Department of Agriculture, where he directed the Veterinary Division between 1978 and 1982. In 1985, after returning to private practice for three years, he began a residency in Equine Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and a year later a Master of Science program, both at The Ohio State University. Upon completion of the residency and master’s degree programs, he stayed on as faculty in the ambulatory division until 1997. That year, he also became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in equine practice. He served on the Admissions Committee from 1994 to 1997. In the fall of 1997, he returned to Puerto Rico where he continued his equine practice while serving as director of the veterinary clinic at the Camarero racetrack; Special Assistant to the Director of Veterinary Services at the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture; and clinician at the Caribbean Primate Research Center, part of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. From 2000 to 2007 he was a member of the Puerto Rico Veterinary Medicine Examining Board, over which he presided between 2003 and 2007. Luis was driven by the pursuit of excellence in the practice of veterinary medicine, and by the possibility that it presents to alleviate suffering and promote well-being. His friends, colleagues, and students will sorely miss his energy, passion, and sense of humor.

After a long struggle with myelofibrosis, Geoffrey Goldworm, V’75, of Jupiter, Florida, died on April 17, 2016, with his family by his side. Dr. Goldworm was born in Manhattan; grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania; raised his family in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and retired to Jupiter. He ran the first and largest emergency veterinary medical service in South Jersey. He was beloved by his patients and respected by his peers. The only thing that Geoff loved more than helping animals (and perhaps golf) was his beloved wife and kids. Nothing
mattered more to him than family.

Kathleen Waldeck, V’76, passed away on January 17, 2016, due to sudden unexpected natural causes. She started a business in the small town of Mohnton, Pennsylvania, over 39 years ago. She not only built a business but also a home, and many clients quickly became her friends and family—both two- and four-legged. Throughout the years, she specialized in small animal medicine and also large animal medicine, and eventually developed a deeper passion for holistic care—which included, but was not limited to, chiropractic and herbal medicine. She took care of her clients in her hospital and also made house calls to homes and farms throughout the community and beyond.

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