In Memory: Dr. Rick L. “Doc” Rodgers (PU DVM ’76)

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the loss of alumnus Rick L. “Doc” Rodgers (PU DVM ’76), of Knightsville, Ind., who died unexpectedly October 12 at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room. He was 68.  After earning both his undergraduate and DVM degrees at Purdue University in 1972 and 1976, respectively, Dr. Rodgers began his veterinary career in Terre Haute, Ind., before opening his own veterinary clinic in 1978 in Clay County.  An avid fan of Purdue sports, Dr. Rodgers also enjoyed taking his sons on annual fishing trips to Canada, and was active in his community, where he served as president of the Clay County Board of Health.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Clay County Community Foundation, 200 S. 8th St., Terre Haute, Ind. 47807.  A note of condolence may be posted at: www.lawson-millerchapel.com.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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