CVM Alumnus Named to Arizona
Hall of Fame
Hal Jenkins, a 1962 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently inducted into the Arizona Hall of Fame for extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Arizona veterinary community and the veterinary profession.
Jenkins, of Tempe, Ariz., was owner and operator of Baseline Animal Clinic for 48 years. He graduated from MU in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree before going on to earn his DVM. Jenkins was active in the Central Arizona Veterinary Medical Association where he served as a director and held several officer positions, including president. He then went on to hold these same positions in the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. He held the office of Western States Veterinary Medical Association president and also served on the organization’s board for seven years. Jenkins was the Arizona delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association for eight years and served one term on the AVMA Judicial Council. In 1978, he was honored as Arizona Veterinarian of the Year.
Jenkins has attended several World Veterinary meetings as a delegate including meetings held in Australia, Austria, Romania, England and Tunisia, where he co-authored and presented a paper.
Carrying on the family tradition, his son, Jeffrey Jenkins, DVM, owns and operates Awhatukee Animal Care Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
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