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William Saville Obituary
Saville, William
1946 - 2018
William "Bill" J.A. Saville, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, prominent veterinary educator who carried out academic research for The Ohio State University, died unexpectedly Monday, January 8, 2018.Bill was born in Wainwright Alberta, Canada, on August 10, 1946. He grew up helping his Dad in their family vet clinic. This prompted Bill to follow in his father's footsteps. Subsequently, he graduated from High School and attended the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his DVM. Following this he completed an internship at University California, Davis. He then returned to Canada to work in private practice with a focus on equine medicine. In 1993 Bill came to The Ohio State University where he did an equine internal medical residency. He then completed a PhD and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the department of veterinary preventative medicine. He served as the interim chair of the department from 2006 to 2007. He was then the chair of the department from 2007 through 2015. Following 2015, Bill returned to teaching and research. Bill was an engaged faculty member who contributed meaningfully. One of his most important interests was to work as a mentor to many students over the years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Max and Lilian. He is survived by his loving wife, Margo. And immediate family including 3 sisters, Maxine, Pat and Wendy; 2 brothers, Bob and Ron. Bill thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his many friends. He loved traveling. And most of all spending time with his beautiful wife, as he would any chance he got. Memorial service to be held at 11 am January 24, 2018 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington Ohio. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made in Dr. Saville's memory. Checks can be made payable to The Ohio State University Foundation. Memo: Veterinary Preventative Medicine Graduate Student Research Fund (Fund # 312646) c/o The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Attn: Office of Advancement, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus Ohio, 43201 or go online at go.osu.edu/Saville. www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2018
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