Calling it a Career

Dr. Gary Connell ('73)
For nearly a half-century, Gary Connell answered calls from Shenandoah-area residents regarding livestock or pets. Those phone calls ended recently when Connell retired from his Shenandoah, Iowa practice. One of the changes Connell notes over the years involves the importance of pets to the public. "Initially in the '70s, pets were pets, not so much family members like they appear to be now. That's definitely one change," he said. While he has no definite retirement plans, Connell marked September 24 on his calendar. That's when he served as the grand marshal of the 2022 Shenfest Parade.