In Memory: Dr. Meredith Miklozek (PU DVM ’78)

Friday, August 21, 2020

Purdue Veterinary Medicine is saddened to share that Dr. Meredith Miklozek, of the DVM Class of 1978, passed away August 9 in Rockport, Mass. She was 69.

A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Dr. Miklozek attended Indiana State University, graduating in 1973, and was accepted into medical school.  She decided, however, to follow her passion for helping animals instead, and came to Purdue University, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978.  For more than 30 years, Dr. Miklozek owned and operated Diamond Veterinary Hospital in Gaithersburg, Md.  Working as a solo practitioner, she built the hospital from scratch into a practice with a patient list that numbered more than 4,000 dogs and cats. Dr. Miklozek is remembered for her ability to listen carefully to people and connect deeply with their beloved pets, a combination of skills that made her an exceptional diagnostician and talented healer. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Meredith Miklozek, DVM, Scholarship Fund at Indiana State University via the ISU Foundation, c/o Rex Kendall; 30 North 5th Street; Terre Haute, IN 47809.  Gifts in Dr. Miklozek’s name also may made to Care Dimensions Hospice; 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102; Danvers, MA 01923; or given online at  A celebration of Meredith’s life will be held at a later date.  Click here to view tributes and a complete obituary

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

Category: Alumni, Our People

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