The WVPA Hall of Honour

This Hall of Honour recognises poultry veterinarians and health scientists who made an outstanding contribution in the furtherance of poultry veterinary science.

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Dennis J. Alexander: 1945

Inducted: 2013

Dennis Alexander was born in the Clerkenwell district of London, England.
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David Prewitt Anderson: 1934

Inducted: 2013

Dave was born in Twin Falls, Idaho (USA).
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Trevor John Bagust: 1944 - 2014

Inducted: 2013

Born in New Zealand, Trevor was the son of a line of farmers and builders.
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Georges Bennejean: 1930 - 2015

Inducted: 2013

Georges Bennejean was born in Gueret, a small town in the centre of France.
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Peter Martin Biggs: 1926

Inducted: 2013

Born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England, Peter Biggs graduated in 1953 from the Royal Veterinary College, London University.
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Magne Bisgaard: 1945

Inducted: 2013

Born in Saksild, Denmark, Magne Bisgaard had to move to Copenhagen to gain his veterinary qualification at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (RVAU) in 1972.
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Patrick Joseph Blackall: 1953

Inducted: 2013

Born in Brisbane (Queensland), Pat Blackall graduated from the University of Queensland in 1973 with a degree in Microbiology.
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Ruzena Rachel Bock: 1935

Inducted: 2015

Ruzena Rachel Bock was born in Czechoslovakia.
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Janet M. Bradbury: 1941

Inducted: 2013

Janet Bradbury was born in the English Midlands and completed her BSc and MSc at St Andrews University, Scotland, before joining the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool in 1964.
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Abel Brion: 1906 - 1976

Inducted: 2013

Born in 1906 at Bazeilles, a village in the east of France, Abel Brion, having excelled in secondary school, was accepted in 1925 after an entrance examination by the veterinary school of Alfort. During each of the four years of his veterinary studies, he was top of his class.
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Ben Roy Burmester: 1910 - 2009

Inducted: 2013

Ben Burmester was born, and later died, in Petaluma, California, USA.
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Bruce Wixson Calnek: 1932

Inducted: 2013

Bruce Calnek was born in 1932 in upstate New York, USA.
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Ilaria Capua: 1966

Inducted: 2013

Born in Rome, Ilaria Capua graduated in Veterinary Medicine, with honours, from the University of Perugia in 1989.
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David Cavanagh: 1951

Inducted: 2013

Born in Leeds, England, Dave Cavanagh’s first degree (BSc) was in Microbiology, from the University of Reading, 1972.
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Louis Coetzee: 1937 - 2014

Inducted: 2013

Louis Coetzee was born in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Jane K. A. Cook: 1939

Inducted: 2013

Born in Derby, England, Jane Cook was raised in Lincolnshire.
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Zhizhong Cui: 1944

Inducted: 2015

Born in Jiangsu, China, Zhizhong Cui gained his DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University in 1966, and his Master’s degree in veterinary microbiology in 1981, also at Yangzhou University.
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Levinus de Blieck: 1878 - 1965

Inducted: 2013

Levinus de Blieck, known as Jan, was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Jacobus Joannes (Sjaak) de Wit: 1961

Inducted: 2013

Born on a farm that produced eggs and a variety of plant crops, near Achthuizen on the Dutch island Goeree-Overflakkee, Sjaak de Wit gained his veterinary qualification at the University of Utrecht in 1989, after which he started to work for the poultry department of a regional animal health service.
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Julius Fabricant: 1919 - 2011

Inducted: 2013

Born in Philadelphia, USA, Julius Fabricant received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942 and his BS degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1945.
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Aly Fadly: 1941

Inducted: 2015

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Aly Fadly obtained his veterinary degree in 1964 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.
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John Glisson: 1954

Inducted: 2015

Born in Louisiana, John earned his veterinary degree at the University of Georgia in 1980.
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Robert Fraser Gordon: 1908 - 1981

Inducted: 2013

Bob Gordon was born and educated in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Irmgard Gylstorff: 1912 - 1990

Inducted: 2013

Born in Munich, Germany, Irmgard Gylstorff gained her veterinary qualification at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in 1935.
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Hafez Mohamed Hafez: 1947

Inducted: 2013

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Hafez gained his veterinary qualification at Cairo University in 1971.
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Ursula Heffels-Redmann: 1953

Inducted: 2013

Born in Straelen, Germany, Ursula Heffels-Redmann studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany from 1973-1978.
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Stephen Ballinger Hitchner: 1916 - 2011

Inducted: 2013

Stephen Hitchner was born and raised in New Jersey, USA.
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Charles (Chuck) L. Hofacre: 1956

Inducted: 2013

Born in Millersburg, Ohio, Chuck completed his veterinary degree at the Ohio State University (1984), decided to specialize in poultry health and attended the University of Georgia (UGA), earning a Master of Avian Medicine (MAM) (1985) and PhD (1992) in Medical Microbiology. Chuck was Cuddy Farms Director of Veterinary Medicine (1987-1989), Ross Breeders Inc.
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Mohammed EL Houadfi: 1950

Inducted: 2015

Mohammed EL Houadfi was born in 1950 in Fes, the imperial city of Morocco.
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Hsiang-pih Hu: 1913 - 2001

Inducted: 2013

Hsiang-pih Hu was born in Shanghai, China.
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Aini Ideris: 1953

Inducted: 2013

Born in Kelantan, Malaysia, Aini Ideris graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (1979) from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM), currently known as Universiti Putra Malaysia, a MVSc in Avian Medicine (1981) from the University of Liverpool, England, and a PhD in Avian Medicine (1989) from UPM.
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Richard Charles Jones: 1941

Inducted: 2013

Born in Birmingham, England, Dick Jones gained a BSc in bacteriology from the University of Birmingham in 1963.
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Frank Tudor Whitney Jordan: 1917 - 2015

Inducted: 2013

Born in Cowbridge, South Wales, Frank Jordan qualified in London with Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in 1941.
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Erhard Franz Kaleta: 1939

Inducted: 2013

Born in Haldensleben, Germany, Erhard Kaleta gained his veterinary education at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Hannover, Germany.
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Stanley Herbert Kleven: 1940

Inducted: 2013

Born in Dawson, Minnesota, Stan Kleven was raised on a farm near Milan, Minnesota.
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Bernard Kouwenhoven: 1938

Inducted: 2013

Bernard (Ben) Kouwenhoven, born in Woudsend, Friesland, The Netherlands, qualified as DVM at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (1962).
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Hiram Nelson Lasher: 1920 - 2012

Inducted: 2013

Born in Catskill, New York, Hiram Lasher received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1942.
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Pincus Philip Levine: 1907 - 1979

Inducted: 2013

Dr P P Levine was a giant in the field of avian medicine.
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Xiufan Liu: 1941

Inducted: 2015

Born in Jingjiang, Jiangsu, China, Xiufan Liu graduated in 1965 from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, North Jiangsu Agricultural Institute.
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Benjamin Lucio-Martinez: 1942 - 2013

Inducted: 2013

Born in Mexico City, Benjamín Lucio-Martínez completed his professional studies in 1964 at the Escuela Nacional de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia (ENMVZ), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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Hrvoje Mazija: 1940

Inducted: 2015

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Hrvoje Mazija obtained his veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb in 1964.
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János Mészáros: 1927

Inducted: 2015

János Mészáros gained his veterinary qualification at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Hungarian University of Agricultural Sciences in 1951.
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John Brian McFerran: 1931 - 2012

Inducted: 2013

Born in Belfast, Brian McFerran gained his veterinary qualification at the University of Edinburgh in 1956.
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Michael Stewart McNulty: 1944

Inducted: 2013

Stewart McNulty was born in Dublin, Ireland, and graduated from the University of Dublin, Trinity College with a veterinary degree in 1967 and a PhD in biochemistry in 1971.
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Venugopal K. Nair: 1955

Inducted: 2013

Born in Kerala, South India, Venugopal (Venu) Nair obtained his veterinary qualification (1976) and MVM (1978) from the Kerala Agricultural University.
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Laurence Noel Payne: 1933

Inducted: 2013

Laurence Payne (known to his acquaintances as Jim) was born in Oxford, England, and gained an Open Scholarship at Bristol University to study veterinary science.
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Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy: 1911 - 2004

Inducted: 2013

Benjamin Pomeroy received his veterinary degree from Iowa State University (1933), MS from Cornell (1934) and PhD from the University of Minnesota (1944).
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Bart Helmich Rispens: 1929 - 1973

Inducted: 2013

Born in Deventer, The Netherlands, Bart Rispens received his veterinary degree from the University of Utrecht in 1956.
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Arnold S. 'Rosy' Rosenwald: 1909 - 2008

Inducted: 2013

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Arnold Rosenwald earned his BS degree at the University of California, Berkeley (1930), his veterinary degree (DVM) at Kansas State University (1936), and post-graduate degrees at Oregon State University (MS) in 1942 and the University of Wisconsin (PhD) in 1956.
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Fathi Saad: 1944

Inducted: 2015

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Fathi Saad obtained his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt in 1966.
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Mohamed Mohy Sabry: 1929

Inducted: 2015

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Mohy Sabry gained his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University in 1953, and his PhD in the field of bacteriology in 1963 from the same university.
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Y.M. (Mo) Saif: 1934

Inducted: 2013

Born in Egypt, Mo Saif graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University in 1958.
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Yehuda Samberg: 1924 - 2012

Inducted: 2013

A native of Poland, Dr Samberg completed his veterinary studies in 1950 in Munich, Germany, before emigrating to Israel.
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Ahmed Ali Sami Ahmed: 1933 - 2015

Inducted: 2013

Born in El Minia, Egypt, Ahmed Sami gained his veterinary qualification at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University in 1958.
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Karel Antoni (Ton) Schat: 1944

Inducted: 2013

Born in The Hague, The Netherlands, Ton Schat received his veterinary degree from the University of Utrecht in 1970.
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Jagdev M. Sharma: 1941

Inducted: 2013

Born in Punjab, India, Jagdev Sharma received his BVSc degree from Punjab University in 1961, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Davis in 1964 and 1967.
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J. Lloyd Spencer: 1938

Inducted: 2013

Lloyd Spencer was born in Magrath, Alberta, Canada, and over the years was blessed with the influence of family and associates who helped him to achieve.
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Laszlo Stipkovits: 1938

Inducted: 2013

Born in Horvatkimle, Hungary, Laszlo Stipkovits gained his veterinary qualification at the Moscow Veterinary Academy (1961) and his PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1968).
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Pedro Villegas-Narvaez: 1943

Inducted: 2013

Born in Líbano, Tolima, Colombia, Pedro Villegas gained his veterinary degree from the Universidad del Tolima in Colombia in 1967.
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Kevin George Whithear: 1943

Inducted: 2013

Born in Sydney Australia, Kevin Whithear gained a Diploma in Agriculture from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1962, followed by a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1967.
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Richard Lawrence Witter: 1936

Inducted: 2013

Dick Witter was born in Bangor, Maine, USA, and completed BS and DVM degrees at Michigan State University, and MS and PhD degrees at Cornell University.
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Noboru Yuasa: 1942

Inducted: 2013

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Noboru Yuasa graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Hokkaido University in 1966.
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