Peter F. Haynes, age 73, passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 20. He was born December 14, 1944, in Honolulu, HI to Elroy and Agnes (Miehlstein) Haynes.
Dr. Haynes received a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science in 1967, a veterinary degree in 1969, and a master’s degree in clinical science in 1974, all from Colorado State University. Following an internship at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Haynes began his academic career as an instructor of large animal surgery in 1970 at Colorado State University and served as an equine ambulatory clinician there from 1971-74.
He joined the faculty at LSU veterinary school in 1974 as an assistant professor and veterinary clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Working in both academics and administration, he served as Dean of the vet school at LSU from 2007 – 2014. He retired after more than 40 years at the school. Having been an avid practitioner and researcher, his work is found in more than 65 publications. Active in numerous professional organizations, he served as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 1992.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert (Bobby) Haynes, and his wife of 41 years, Marcy Totoraitis Haynes. He is survived by a sister, Susan Shaw; a son, Greg Haynes; and his wife, Renee; a daughter Margaret (Peggy) Morgan and her husband Marshall; and five grandchildren, Abigail, Amber and Aaron Haynes, and Connor and Dorian Morgan.
Peter was a dedicated and passionate educator and clinician; his hard work and enthusiasm have been admired by all that have known him. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held in August.