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CVM Professor Emeritus
Robert McClure Passes Away

Robert C. McClureRobert C. McClure, DVM, PhD

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.

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