Cover Cat

The June 1 issue of JAVMA, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, had an Iowa State connection. "Barney the Barn Cat" was painted by Dr. Robert Billiar ('58), a retired small animal practitioner in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Billiar says painting is a hobby of his, although while he was a DVM student at Iowa State, he served as a medical illustrator in the anatomy department. Billiar reports that Barney is still living with him, although the painting is owned by a private collector. Copies of the painting are available for $32, which includes postage, with all profits going to the AVMA Foundation.