A University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine professor and a CVM alumnus are the newest inductees into the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Honor Roll. Chairman of the CVM Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery John Dodam, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, who also serves as a professor in the Departments of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Sciences, and Maynard Bill Jones, DVM ’72, of Versailles, Missouri, were inducted into the Veterinary Honor Roll on April 28.
Marcy Hammerle, DVM, a member of the CVM Class of 2003, nominated Dodam for the honor. Hammerle, one of Dodam’s former students, said that beginning the veterinary curriculum was a scary time for new students, but that Dodam had taken time to get to know her and her classmates. She added that after she entered the profession, her former anesthesiology professor remained generous with his time, always willing to take phone calls and share his expertise on anesthetic and pain protocols. Hammerle added that while serving on committees together, she had witnessed Dodam advocate for his family, students, house officers and Missouri veterinarians.
“I just think he exemplifies a great teacher, a great veterinarian, and a good friend,” she said.
Dodam responded that, as a teacher, he considered it an honor to be nominated by a former student. He also thanked his parents and family, the Appalachia veterinarian who supervised his first preceptorship when he was a veterinary student himself, and the members of his faculty.
“I especially appreciate the Missouri veterinarians who made me feel at home when I came here,” Dodam, an Ohio native, said. “I think this is a wonderful organization and a wonderful state to work in. Thank you for having me.”
Jones’ CVM classmate George Buckaloo nominated him for membership in the Honor Roll. Jones is the owner of the Versailles Veterinary Clinic. Buckaloo noted that Jones has used his expertise to help his community’s fire and rescue service. He has also served organized veterinary medicine, in particular as a longtime member and chairman of the MVMA Emergency Management and Public Health Committee. He, along with William A. Wolff, DVM, helped build the Missouri Volunteer Veterinary Corps into a viable framework that works as a targeted and meaningful resource within Missouri’s state disaster response plan.
Jones received the MVMA William A. Wolff Volunteerism Award in 2014 and was named the organization’s Veterinarian of the Year in 2018.
An album of photos from the event can be found on the CVM Facebook page.