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In Memory of each of our members who pass away, the MVMA donates $100 toward the purchase of a book for the Veterinary Medical Library at the University of MN to commemorate their career and honor their life.

Personal memorial contributions can also be made to the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation in honor of a family member, friend or colleague. A recognition letter is sent to the honoree's family.

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2016-2017 Memorial Updates


Dr. LaVerne Schugel, DVM, age 86, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017.  

Dr. Schugel graduated from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. After seven years in Large Animal practice in Marshall and New Ulm, MN, Dr. Schugel went into industry. From 1980 until retirement in 1996 LaVerne served as the Vice President of Research and Nutritional Services for Zinpro Corporation. After retirement, Dr. Schugel continued to serve as a research Veterinarian consultant for Zinpro until 2011. In 2011 Zinpro Corporation established the Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship in honor of Dr. Schugel to recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by a third-year veterinary student studying food animal medicine at the University of Minnesota.

LaVerne is preceded in death by his wife, LaDonna and parents. He is survived by his children: Tim, Steve, Ann Claridge, and Mike; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 2 sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.