Dick Talbot was a pioneer in Veterinary Informatics.
Here is a biography of this wonderful, gregarious man, by Allen Hahn, DVM, PhD.
Some of his many accomplishments
DVM from Kansas State University – 1958
PhD from Iowa State University
Faculty member at Iowa State University and the University of Georgia
Chairman of Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and director of the Institute for Comparative Medicine at the University of Georgia
Dean, University of Georgia
Founding Dean, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech
After the first class graduated in 1984, he again became a Professor and served as Director of Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation at the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) while on leave from Virginia Tech
He was a consultant to
National Institutes of Health
Bureau of Health Manpower
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Hazelton Laboratories Corporation
And he served on The National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Committee on Veterinary Medical Sciences
One of the moving forces behind the formation of and chairman of the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Medical Informatics
Editor of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals
On boards of local banks and churches
President of the American Veterinary Computer Society (now AVI)
An inspiration to all who knew him
His life ended abruptly on September 8, 1994 with the crash of US Air 427 outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We still owe him our gratitude for sharing his life with us and inspiring us. It is for him that we named this symposium and we continue to honor him each year.