Lloyd Davis, DVM, PhD, a 1963 PhD graduate and faculty member of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, on Sept. 4, 2021. Davis, a resident of Urbana, completed his DVM degree at the Ohio State University in 1959 and subsequently attended Mizzou for a PhD in physiology and pharmacology. Davis served the faculties of veterinary medicine and medicine at MU from 1959 to 1969, where he taught and engaged in research in comparative pharmacology.
Prior to pursuing his DVM, Davis served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve from 1948 to 1953. Following his years at Mizzou, Davis went on to teach at Ohio State, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Colorado State University, and finally the University of Illinois. Davis served at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine as a clinical professor of pharmacology from 1978 until 1994, when he became professor emeritus.
Davis’ accomplishments included participating in and leading approximately 20 veterinary professional organizations and becoming a founding fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, which he served as the organization’s first president.
By Nick Childress