Purdue Ag Alumni Honor PVM Alumnus Lynn Martin

February 8, 2013

The Purdue Ag Alumni Association recognized Dr. Lynn Martin (PU DVM ’64) by presenting him with a Certificate of Distinction at the annual Purdue Ag Fish Fry in February in Indianapolis.  Dr. Martin, of Fort Wayne, Ind., earned a B.S. in agriculture in 1960 before enrolling in veterinary school.  He also served in the Army Veterinary Corp and completed Food Inspection School in Chicago.  He became the only veterinarian at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where he was responsible for the care of 3,000 pets and 70 horses, as well as all of the food that entered the base.  In 1969, he founded the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital, where he continues to work full time.  He also volunteers for various community organizations and has been active as a leader in the Allen County 4-H program. 

The Ag Alumni Association’s Certificate of Distinction recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to agriculture through professional accomplishments, activity in organizations associated with agriculture, community service work, and other activities that make the nominees a credit to their profession.  A total of ten Certificates of Distinction were presented at this year’s Ag Fish Fry.  To see a press release about Dr. Martin and the other nine recipients, click here

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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