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Dr. Coggins: Pioneer in Equine Health

>Leroy Coggins

Remembering Leroy Coggins


I knew Dr. Coggins before I came to NC State because of the overlap of our terms on the Council on Research at AVMA. It also was a pleasure to work with him for several years here at NC State. Leroy always had the same calm and confident presence. One would never know from his statements that he was the veterinary scientist who developed the Coggins test and as a result had international recognition. He held faculty and staff to standards of excellence that resulted in high levels of productivity, I think because no one wanted to disappoint him. He represented the faculty and staff in his department effectively and fairly in both college council meetings and one on one with me in my role as Dean. He handled his health problems with humor and no complaints. He was able to balance work and other interests, especially family in ways that serve as an example for the rest of us.

Oscar Fletcher, Dean Emeritus (1992-2004) and Professor of Poultry Health Management in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology.

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