Posted April 02, 2006
2006 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Jock Collins, '57
Dr. Jock Collins practiced veterinary medicine for almost 40
years after a short career as a federal regulatory veterinarian
both in Animal Inspection and Quarantine and as a USDA Meat
Inspector. Collins, who was named the 1988 TVMA Outstanding
Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year and is a member of
numerous professional and veterinary medical organizations, has
since retired from clinical practice and is now devoted full-time
to his love of science, research and development, especially in
chemistry and microbiology.
His concern for the environment and its cleanup, as well as the
impending world energy shortage, has led to numerous patents for
materials and energy savings devices and delivery systems. He
currently has a patent pending on what he refers to as "WellGels,"
which are products that greatly improve new well drilling
efficiency by significantly improving cuttings removal in the
drilling process. Along with his current interests in research,
Collins has developed and patented a revolutionary surgical stapler
that eases the placement of surgical staples, thereby speeding the
healing process and virtually eliminating scar formation.
Collins has established an Endowed Scholarship at the college
and is a Mark Francis Fellow. He is an expert certified SCUBA
diver, sailor, hunter, fisherman and an award-winning photographer.
He and his wife, Vicki, live in Houston and have been married for
40 years and have two daughters, Laura and Lorraine.
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