Robert C. McClure, DVM, PhD, professor emeritus in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, passed away on May 31, 2017. He was 85. A private burial was held.
Dr. McClure was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Grinnell, Iowa. He attended Grinnell College from 1949-1950 before pursuing veterinary studies at Iowa State University. He was awarded a DVM in 1955 and went on to earn a PhD in anatomy, physiology and surgery from Cornell University in 1960. From 1960-2000, he was a professor of veterinary anatomy at MU, serving as department chairman from 1960-1969. He was also a visiting professor of anatomy at Tufts University in 1979-1980 and in 1986. In 2000, he was a professor of anatomy at Ross University in St. Kitts, and became professor emeritus at MU.
Among his many professional affiliations, he was a member of the Missouri chapter of Phi Zeta and served as the national society’s president from 2007-2009. He was also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American, European and World Associations of Veterinary Anatomists. He was also active in Kiwanis International.
He was a consultant to editorial boards for “Laboratory Animal Science” from 1973-1978 and “The Forum,” Phi Kappa Phi Journal from 1981-1986. He was the co-editor of “The Forum” 1993 summer issue. He was on the editorial board for the “American Journal of Veterinary Research” from 1980-1983.