John G. Simpson

Camarillo, California


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John G. SimpsonCamarillo, CAOn November 27, John G. Simpson, DVM, 85, passed away peacefully at his Camarillo home in the company of close family members. Dr. Simpson was a graduate of UCLA and later earned his DVM from UC Davis. After college he served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon...

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Just thought of Dr. Simpson, and found this, This was my first job with Dr. Simpson and Dr. Rich, Great men!

I was away and did not learn of John's passing until recently. He was a great friend and colleague. We worked together for 4 years at Point Mugu in the early days of the U. S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. John was our pathologist and provided the first and best foundation for marine mammal pathology and his work is still cited today in our field.
I offer sincere condolences to Cynthia, to John's Children and his many friends, Sam Ridgway, San Diego

I enjoyed John's visits to the county lab in Downey in the 80's. He was a great friend and enjoyed everyone. He was a pioneer in marine mammal disease work.

Fur seal pup on San Miguel Island

I had the unique privilege of working with Dr Simpson at the Marine Bio-Science Facility at Point Mugu NAS in '69, '69 and '70. I helped him and Dr Ridgway take care of all the seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins. I can't begin to relate how my admiration for him began immediately upon meeting him. He guided me, encouraged my studies, commiserated with my post-Army struggle and in short time we became kindred spirits. I will miss his good-will, his funny stories and his precious...

I had worked for Dr. Simpson and Dr. Rich. I have great memories and many good stories. My thoughts go out to Cynthia, Jodi, Matthew and all of the family. Dr. Simpson had a very full life.
Nancy Skoglund

I loved going with my mom when I was a kid to see Dr. Simpson... he made me want to become a vet

So great having known John these many years. Will treasure our memories.
Susan and Richard