James R. Robinson, DVM '67

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Dr. Robinson attended OACS from 1958 until 1967, continuing his studies at Purdue University, where he earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1975.

After college Jim returned to Oakfield and began his career as an associate veterinarian at the Batavia Animal Hospital, where he worked for 22 years. While living in Oakfield, Jim served his community as a Little League volunteer, a village trustee and later as mayor.

In 1996, Jim and his wife Lori built their own veterinary clinic in Corfu, New York. Beginning with a staff of three, working long hours and providing excellent service to the residents of the area, they soon began to grow and expand the business. Today the clinic employs twenty people, including six veterinarians. Jim is extremely proud of his employees and the high quality of service they provide to the community.

Referring to the many letters and cards of thanks the clinic receives from clients whose pets they've cared for, Jim says, "This is the award I value most in my life. I am overjoyed when the clinic gets this type of recognition. This is what I (we) strive for."

Jim and Lori set aside time for charity work, being involved with Family Life Radio, Samaritans Purse, Buffalo City Mission, Circle C Christian Camp, their church in Alden, NY, and have supported five adopted children around the world.