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CVM Alumnus Welcomes
New Chancellor


MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin offers an update about the university to alumni and friends gathered at a reception hosted by CVM alumnus Dr. James Nave. The chancellor talked about the university’s budget and the importance of private support for higher education in the face of diminishing state funds.

Chancellor Loftin shares a laugh with Dr. James Nave and Jan Dils during a reception held in the chancellor’s honor in Henderson, Nevada. Loftin presented Nave with a few host gifts, including a copy of “Mizzou 175, The Remarkable Story of Missouri’s Flagship University from 1839 to 2014.”

CVM Dean Neil C. Olson (right) visits with Dr. Roger Kuhn, a member of the CVM Class of 1968, and his wife, Lynn. Kuhn, one of the co-founders of Banfield Pet Hospitals, owns several veterinary hospitals in California.

Dr. James Nave, a 1968 graduate of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, recently hosted a reception for MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin at Nave’s Henderson, Nevada, home. The social function was held as part of the new MU chancellor’s outreach to alumni and other friends of the university. Loftin was inaugurated as the 22nd chief executive officer of the university on Sept. 18. The gathering hosted by Nave created an opportunity for Loftin to introduce himself to veterinary alumni and University of Missouri supporters in the Las Vegas area and beyond.

Nave, a Missouri native, served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971 before entering private practice in Las Vegas in 1971. In 1974, he established the Tropicana Animal Hospital, an accredited member hospital of the American Animal Hospital Association. He continues to own and manage Tropicana Animal Hospital as well as 14 other veterinary hospitals in the Las Vegas area. He was joined at the reception by approximately 30 other people, including MU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Neil C. Olson.

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