Lindsay Oaks Microbiology Training Fund
Dr. Lindsay Oaks, a microbiologist and researcher at the college,
died January 15, 2011 after being diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine
tumor the previous November.
Dr. Oaks was a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary
Microbiology & Pathology since 1991. He achieved specialty diplomat status
in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, and was elected by
colleagues to serve on the board of governors for that specialty. He was a
highly respected colleague and leader in his specialty organization, the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and served on
the editorial board of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
He was much beloved by his students and it was in the classroom that he felt
he could contribute most to a profession that had given him so much.
His passions were fishing and falconry.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts by the DVM Class of 2013 and numerous
donations from family and friends, the college dedicated a bench and plaque
in Dr. J. Lindsay Oaks’ memory on October 14, 2011. Dr Oaks' memorial is
under the row of oak trees on Ott Road below (North of) the Veterinary
Donations to the Lindsay Oaks Microbiology Training Fund
residency and graduate programs. The distributions from this fund shall
be used to provide off-campus training opportunities (externships) for
students enrolled in the
Post-DVM Microbiology Training Program.
For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley, Director of Development,
at (509) 335-5021 or