Howard Daniel Vandenacre

D. E. Larsen, DVM There was still a slight chill in the August morning air as we waited in front of the Coos Bay post office, a little unsure of what was to happen next.  Then the doors swung open, and Mrs. Baxter emerged with her entourage of four middle-aged men, all dressed in ill-fittingContinue reading “Howard Daniel Vandenacre”

The Value of a Valid Complaint

D. E. Larsen, DVM Vertebrate Embryology class in the Zoology Department of the School of Science at Oregon State University was a required course for virtually all preprofessional students in 1969. That means that anyone hoping to get into medical school, dental school, or veterinary school was required to take this class. A good grade,Continue reading “The Value of a Valid Complaint”

A Leap of Faith

D. E. Larsen, DVM Preface: The summer following my sixth-grade year, Dana Watson and I thoroughly explored all the lands between Broadbent and Gaylord and over the hill to Yellow Creek. That covered a circular area of about 15 square miles. We climbed cliffs, traversed Neal Mountain, followed streams, and marveled at the engineering ofContinue reading “A Leap of Faith”