In Memory: Dr. Andrew Lischin (PU DVM ’82)

Friday, May 10, 2024

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Dr. Andrew Lischin (PU DVM ’82)
Dr. Andrew Lischin (PU DVM ’82)

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that an alumnus and supporter of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Andrew Jeffrey Lischin, of West Atlantic City, New Jersey and Bradenton, Florida, passed away May 7, 2024.  He was 68.

A native of Margate, New Jersey, Dr. Lischin was raised in a close-knit family and learned early on about hard work and always striving to do your best, with honesty and integrity.  An excellent student, he graduated with highest honors from Atlantic City High School in 1974. Having discovered a love for animals at an early age, he had an unwavering desire to become a veterinarian. After attending Cook College and Rutgers University, he enrolled at Purdue University and earned his DVM degree in 1982.

Following graduation, he returned to the Atlantic City area where he successfully established and operated three veterinary clinics. Dr. Lischin is remembered as someone who loved “all creatures great and small” and worked tirelessly to ensure the well-being of all animals, providing excellent care and kindness to all pets and their owners.  He maintained memberships in multiple veterinary associations and even started a very successful charitable program called “Pet Pictures with Santa.”

Dr. Lischin also was deeply committed to his family and, as a devoted cat lover, he had many feline friends keeping him company throughout his life.  He also enjoyed many other interests, including running.  He participated in numerous races including marathons in New York and Philadelphia. An avid sports fan, he loved all of the Philadelphia sports teams. He also was an active member of the Beth Israel Synagogue, and had a particular interest in astronomy. He considered one of his most awe-inspiring experiences witnessing a total eclipse of the sun.

After retiring, Dr. Lischin continued pursuing his passions and volunteered his time and expertise at many veterinary clinics and shelters, while also helping family and friends with their pet concerns. He was never too busy to share his knowledge and help a pet. He is remembered for his wit, intelligence, kindness, courageous spirit and passion for life.

A funeral service is scheduled Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2501 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Atlantic County SPCA, PO Box 205, Somers Point, NJ 08244, or to the pet charity of one’s choice. Click here to view a complete obituary.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

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