Charlie Randall, DVM, Kinston, NC, passed away Oct. 3. The 93-year-old practiced swine veterinary medicine for 69 years, retiring in 2007.

Randall received his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree in 1938 from Kansas State University and worked for the state of North Carolina and the Army Veterinary Corps prior to entering private practice in 1954.

Randall was an early member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (then the American Association of Swine Practitioners) and served on the board of directors from 1977 to 1980.

He was very active in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), serving in the House of Delegates from 1965 to 1983, plus serving two terms as AVMA vice president, 1983-85.

On May 16, Randall received the Order of the Long Leaf Award from North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley – the highest civilian honor that a resident of the state can receive.