In Memoriam

Dick Hagle

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Dr. Richard Hagle, '64 (1935-2018)

Richard B. Hagle, D.V.M., passed away Feb. 21, 2018. He was born in Eureka on Dec. 12, 1935, to John and Lorraine Hagle, and grew up in Colusa, graduating from Colusa High School.

He enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving in England. Upon discharge from military service, he enrolled in Yuba College where he was president of his class.

Dick received his D.V.M. in 1964 from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He initially practiced at Yolo Veterinary Clinic, then opened his own veterinary practice, Woodland Veterinary Hospital, in 1974.

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Norman Baker

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Dr. Norman Baker, '52 (1926-2018)

Excerpt from the Class of 1952 Book of Memories, 2012:

After graduation from Veterinary School, I remained at UCD as an Assistant Veterinarian in the Experiment Station and a graduate student in Comparative Pathology. I completed studies for the PhD degree in June 1954.

In July 1954, I was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Parasitology in the School of Veterinary Medicine and as an Assistant Veterinarian in the Experiment Station. Promotions to Associate and Full Professor were attained in the following years.

My teaching and service roles within the University involved introductory and clinical parasitology. As part of the latter, I was responsible for developing the parasitology diagnostic service at the VMTH. This service also carried the responsibility for consulting with the VMTH clinicians, practitioners, farm advisers and the public at large.

During my years with the University, I was fortunate to serve as major professor and/or adviser to several graduate students who have distinguished themselves in other universities, commercial pharmaceutical companies and in other nations.

As a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, charter member of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, a member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, and co-founder with Clarence Weinmann of UCB, of the Northern California Parasitologists, I have had the opportunity to participate in many programs and committees concerned with academic and clinical parasitology. I have especially enjoyed participating at local meetings of veterinary practitioners, farm adviser organized meetings and in other contacts with the world outside the University.

Following what I considered a successful and rewarding career, I retired in December 1988.

In retirement, I have divided my time between a residence in Garden City, Utah, where I live from May to November and Dixon, California, where I live the remainder of the year. My activities are now largely devoted to enjoyment of the outdoors and especially to fishing in both Utah and California.