I had first met Dr. Orsborn in the Sacramento laboratory of the California Veterinary Diagnostic System in 1987. This very tall man dressed in a gray suit, a huge white cowboy hat, and an even larger smile sauntered into the office and in a good strong voice said, "Hi, I'm John Orsborn." and he extended his hand to me. He had a strength of character which was hard to miss. With very few exceptions, he never lost that big smile, a genuine kindness, and, of course, that big white hat. I shall remember "Dr. Orsborn" fondly and am happy to have had the opportunity to know him. My sympathies to his family for their loss.