In Memory: Dr. Kimberly McDole

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to share the passing of a beloved local veterinarian and former PVM graduate student, Dr. Kimberly McDole, of Lafayette, Ind., who died Monday, August 27, from injuries suffered in a tragic hit-and-run crash on August 1.  She was 61. Dr. McDole leaves behind two sons and two grandsons.

Dr. McDole graduated from Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science followed by a master’s in nutrition in 1987, as well as a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1989.  For over 25 years, Dr. McDole owned and operated Mobile Veterinary Service of Lafayette and Tippecanoe providing in-home veterinary care for dogs and cats. A familiar face for many in Lynn Hall, Dr. McDole was a graduate student in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences from January 2008 until August 2015 working toward a PhD degree with a focus in diet, epigenetics, and breast cancer.  She also recently participated in the College’s Beekeeping for Veterinarians Workshop earlier this summer.

Dr. McDole was a member of the Clarks Hill Christian Church and enjoyed animals, helping others, crocheting, singing, playing musical instruments, and writing short stories and poetry. She also enjoyed living in the country and being outdoors, but above all she loved being a mother, grandmother, and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service on Saturday, September 1, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Boulevard, Lafayette, Ind.  Also, a benefit to help raise money for her family is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, in Clarks Hill. Click here for additional details on the benefit.

Click here to read the full obituary published in the Journal & Courier.

Writer(s): Allison Carey |

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