Earlier Years

Dr. Harry Hill

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Dr. Harry Hill, '52 (? - 2014)

Dr. Harry Hill was a Navy veteran of World War II and practiced small animal medicine with a special interest in radiology in Solana Beach, California for 20 years prior to retirement in 2002.

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Dr. Berend Broersma

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Dr. Barend "Ben" Broersma, '59 (? - 2013)

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Dr. Donald Martinelli

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Dr. Donald Martinelli, '55 (1927 - 2013)

Don practiced veterinary medicine for over forty-four years at Ben Ali Veterinary Clinic. After retirement he worked as a relief veterinarian for six years. Don also served in all the offices of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Association. Throughout his life he was an avid golfer, reader, and sportsman. After retirement Don served as a marshall and starter at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course.

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Dr. Thomas Banks

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Dr. Thomas Banks, '59 (1929 - 2013)

Dr. Thomas Banks was a dearly-loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. He was a compassionate veterinarian, leader, soldier, mentor, commmunity servant, and fearless adventurer. After Tom gradually retired from practice, he continued to be a fearless explorer. He learned to sail, eventually captaining his own boat on a blue-water trip to Hawaii and back.

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Dr. Jack Mannix

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Dr. Jack Mannix, '80 (1952 - 2012)

"Dr. Jack Mannix was a generous spirit, and a true advocate for animals. The medical care and shelter that he provided helped rescue organizations like the Art of San Juan and save hundred of homeless pets that would otherwise have been euthanized," said spokeswoman Georgann Elliott of Ark of San Juan.

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Lara Shipley Fairchild

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Dr. Lara Shipley Fairchild, '95 (1968 - 2011)

Lara had a life-long love of animals and realized her dream of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She limited her practice to small animals and became a skilled surgeon. Lara most recently worked in the Sunnyvale, CA area. Lara was a delight to those who were fortunate enough to experience her sharp wit and mischievous ways.

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Dr. Claude Pacheco

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Dr. Claude Pacheco, '75 (1945 - 2010)

Dr. Claude Pacheco was a talented equine reproductive specialist and dear friend to many, Pacheco was an Arabian horse owner for nearly 30 years. During those years he bred and raised many halter and performance champions and national winners. "Claude was as generous with his time, as he was with his knowledge," says friend and client Kathryn Wickstrom.

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Steven Buttgenbach

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Dr. Steven Buttgenbach, '68 (1938 - 2007)

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