In Memory – Dr. Dan Cantwell

April 22, 2016

Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus and former faculty member Dan Cantwell (PU DVM ’71; MS ’76), died April 14 in Starkville, Miss., due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.  He was 69.  After earning his Purdue DVM degree in 1971, Dr. Cantwell went into private practice in small animal medicine and surgery in Indianapolis and then returned to Purdue in 1974 to become the College’s first resident in radiology.  In 1976, he completed his residency and joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty.  Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR), Dr. Cantwell remained on the Purdue faculty until 1988.  He left to join the faculty of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as director of the Animal Health Center and head of clinical sciences until his retirement.  Information regarding a memorial service is expected to be provided at a future date.  You may go online and sign guest register at

Writer: Kevin Doerr,

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