In Memory

Purdue Veterinary Medicine family mourns the passing of Drs. Huse, Carlton and Hinsman.

Dr. David C. Huse

Dr. David C. Huse

Dr. David C. Huse (PU DVM ’77), clinical assistant professor of comparative and applied anatomy in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, died October 30 at the age of 63.  After earning his Purdue DVM degree in 1977, Dr. Huse completed a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University and a small animal surgery residency at the University of Illinois.  He first joined the PVM faculty in 1983, when he was appointed as assistant professor of small animal surgery in what was then the Department of Small Animal Clinics.  He held that position until 1988, after which his career took a turn as he completed a bachelor’s degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989 and became a nuclear medicine technologist at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  He returned to Purdue in 2006 as a visiting assistant professor teaching in the junior surgery lab and the applications & integrations (A&I) courses, as well as helping to supervise in the ICU.  In 2009, he was appointed as clinical assistant professor in Basic Medical Sciences and taught anatomy for the department.  An award winning teacher, Dr. Huse was well-loved by students and colleagues alike.  His honors included receiving the PVM Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 and the Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008. He also played an active role in the life of the College, from serving on the Academic Standards, Scholarships and Awards Committee and the A&I team, to participating in various events and activities, including skits and talent shows.

Dr. Edward (Ed) Hinsman

Dr. Edward (Ed) Hinsman

Professor Emeritus Edward (Ed) Hinsman, one of the College's founding faculty members, died May 14 at the age of 81. Dr. Hinsman came to Purdue in 1959, when the College enrolled its first class of veterinary students. He was appointed initially as an instructor of veterinary anatomy, and then was promoted to assistant professor in 1963, associate professor in 1966 and full professor in 1970.  Dr. Hinsman earned both his bachelor’s and DVM degrees at Michigan State University in 1956 and 1958, respectively, and then earned his PhD at Purdue in 1963. During his Purdue tenure, Dr. Hinsman served as acting head of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, which later became part of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, and also was an adjunct professor of anatomy for the Indiana University School of Medicine. As a faculty member who loved teaching, research and working with students, Dr. Hinsman received numerous teaching awards and was inducted into the Purdue University Book of Great Teachers. He also was honored by being included in the Wall of Fame Tribute by the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. William (Bill) Carlton

Dr. William (Bill) Carlton

Dr. William (Bill) Carlton, Leslie Morton Hutchings Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, died March 24 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla.  He was 86. A veterinarian who earned his PhD degree at Purdue and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), Dr. Carlton served 28 years on the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and was one of three co-founders of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program.  He also was considered one of the intellectual founders of toxicologic pathology and became a preeminent educator in the field.  Dr. Carlton received an honorary Purdue Doctor of Science degree in 2000 and was honored by the Society of Toxicologic Pathology in 2006, when he received the organization’s first Achievement Award recognizing the contributions of a scientist who significantly influenced the discipline of toxicologic pathology.  He also held leadership positions in the International Academy of Pathology, American Association of Pathologists, American Association of Avian Pathologists and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, as well as the Society of Toxicology.


This story is part of the 2016 Annual PVM Report.

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