Dr Griffith was a mentor to me in the 80’s as a privet student while I was also working at the Cincinnati Zoo. Home in Dublin over the holidays I worked the kennels and clinic including Christmas Day. I still had time on Christmas Day to share my time with kids at Columbus Children’s Hospital. Back and forth between kids and pets was a new Christmas norm. He wrote the letter that helped get me into OSU then supported me when I returned to faculty as an alum in the 90’s. He followed my career when I moved to his alma mater and created a required primary care rotation including dogs cats and exotic pets. 2015 highlight when he spoke at Indiana VMA meeting still mentoring younger practitioners. Family and the Profession were always important to him . Many fond memories over the years when he returned to Purdue or I was back home in Dublin. His family remains in my thoughts. He continues to have an holistic impact on future vets through Purdue .