Fayne Higgins Oberst

By The Mercury

Fayne Higgins Oberst, 92, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday in Palm Bay, Fla. Fayne was born March 12, 1920 to Albert and Bertha (Higgins) Oberst of Conway. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in July 1943 from Kansas State University and Masters of Science from Cornell University in 1955. He belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Zeta/Sigma, Xi/Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Societies. He held many positions at Kansas State University from 1943-1962, including instructor, assistant professor, and professor in the Department of Surgery and Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as the director of development for VET-A MIX, Inc., Shenandoah, Iowa from 1962-1964. He returned to academia serving as the director of Veterinary Medicine Extension at the University of Missouri from 1964-1965; professor and department head of large animal medicine and surgery, and director of clinics at Michigan State University from 1965-1974; and professor and head of medicine and surgery, and director of the Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oklahoma State University from 1974-1984; and Emeritus Professor from Oklahoma State University form 1984 to the time of his death.

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