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Patrick Gavin

February 14, 1947 - June 26, 2019

U.S. Veteran
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Patrick R. Gavin, 72, passed away after battling prostatic cancer on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his home in Sagle, Idaho.

Pat was born on February 14, 1947 in Laramie, WY to Charles and Shirley Gavin. He graduated high school in LaGrande, OR and attended Oregon State University for two years and then Washington State University where he graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He then spent three years in the Army as a Captain in the Veterinary Corps.

Pat married Kathy Kortekass on December 23, 1978 in Ontario, CA. They made their home in Ft. Collins, CO and Pat practiced as a veterinarian. He then attended Colorado State University where he received his PhD in Radiation Biology and completed residencies in radiology and radiation oncology.

Pat was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1980 and he was a Charter Diplomate of the Radiation Oncology subspecialty. He taught at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine for 29 years and served as Department Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for 8 years.

After retirement he was active in telemedicine reading MRI studies of animals from around the world. He authored over 200 papers and wrote the original textbook, Practical Small Animal MRI.

He enjoyed boating, skiing, fishing, cooking, traveling, and especially his dogs “Sophie” and “Nikki.”

Pat is survived by his wife Kathy Gavin of Sagle; son Sean (Kristina) Gavin of Sandpoint; daughter Amoreena Corsa (Joseph Garcia) of San Francisco; and brother Michael (Jeanette) Gavin of Long Beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents Chuck and Shirley, and a brother Timothy Gavin.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Gavin residence on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Donations may be made to Cancer Care Services, 1205 Hwy 2, Ste 101B , Sandpoint, ID 83864.