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Kenton David Rexford '90 Animal Bio Science

Posted: October 28, 2015

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Kenton D. Rexford, of Glenshaw, a 2015 Outstanding Alumnus. The award recognizes alumni for their achievements and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni.

Rexford, a 1990 graduate with a bachelor's degree in animal bioscience, is a founding partner in Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC). The center -- one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive veterinary referral hospitals -- offers 24/7 emergency care as well as advanced care in 12 veterinary specialties.

Since Rexford joined PVSEC in 1995, the company has grown from 20 employees serving about 3,000 patients annually to more than 300 employees serving some 40,000 patients per year.

Rexford is the founder and president of Animal Care and Assistance Fund, a charitable organization that assists families in financial need when their pets require advanced veterinary care. He has served as president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and he received the association's Public Service Award of Merit in 2010.

Rexford has endowed three scholarships for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He also served as the college's Harbaugh Entrepreneur in Residence in the spring of 2011 and has guest-lectured for Penn State Pre-Veterinary seminars. In addition, he is the sponsor of two scholarships at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, where he received his veterinary degree.