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A 1943 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Sam Guss began his career as a practitioner in Virginia. In 1955, he embarked upon what would become a 20-year career as a professor and extension veterinarian at Penn State University. He was named professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1976.

During his distinguished career, Dr. Guss served as president of the American Association of Sheep and Goat Practitioners (now AASRP) from 1979-1981, editor of the Dairy Goat Journal from 1973-1984, and authored a book entitled Management and Diseases of Dairy Goats from his personal experiences.

"He always went out of his way to help veterinary students..."
 

His love for students was second to no one. To honor his legacy, a memorial fund was established upon his death to provide grants for student educational opportunities.


Africa meets Sam Guss...

“When they arrived in Africa, they started their trek through the country. They rode local transportation, borrowed a car, hitched rides when possible and thoroughly enjoyed the people they met. One time they met a group of people going on a “bird identification” trip. Sam went along and identified more birds than any one else on the trip.

“Sam spent time going into deprived countries to help the people find ways of improving their lives by starting small herds of goats and helping to improve the health of the animals they had."

Read the entire excerpt below.


Samuel B. Guss Memorial Fund Donations  

The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) recognizes the importance of providing support to veterinary students. AASRP awards grants each year to help student members of AASRP to undertake extern opportunities. Through donations by AASRP members and other industry supports to the SAMUEL B. GUSS MEMORIAL FUND, AASRP is able to assist students in both research and clinical opportunities they might not otherwise afford. Your contribution can make a difference.

"Much of Sam's life was spent administering to the people he met along life's way. His enthusiasm brought a lot of recognition to AASRP."

His love for students was second to no one. To honor his legacy, a memorial fund was established upon his death to provide grants for student educational opportunities.

The AASRP management office would like to thank those who make generous donations to the Samuel B. Guss Memorial Fund. You may make a donation on line when you renew your dues or members or friends of AASRP may donate at any time during the year by clicking on the Samuel B. Guss Memorial Fund link.


Excerpt

I remember Sam and his wife, Jean, deciding they were interested in going to along with several other guests. This took them through the Suez Canal and around the coast of Africa before they were deposited on African soil. During the voyage, Sam wrote his book "The Care and Management of Daily Goats," and Jean typed it.

The sailors all thought of Sam as a medical doctor, so he was called upon any time they burned their hands with a rope out of control, cut themselves, or were injured in any way. They all respected and appreciated Sam so much that for his next birthday, they all crowded into one telephone booth some place in the world and called to wish him happy returns of the day.

When they arrived in Africa, they started their trek through the country. They rode local transportation, borrowed a car, hitched rides when possible and thoroughly enjoyed the people they met. One time they met a group of people going on a “bird identification” trip. Sam went along and identified more birds than any one else on the trip.

Sam spent time going into deprived countries to help the people find ways of improving their lives by starting small herds of goats and helping to improve the health of the animals they had.

"Much of Sam’s life was spent administering to the people he met along life’s way. His enthusiasm brought a lot of recognition to AASRP.”

Dr. Don & Betty Bailey
Roseburg, Oregon

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