Dr. David A. Meirs, II Class of 1946
Dr. David A. Meirs, II graduated from the MacFarland High School in 1946. He completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Rutgers University in 1950 and his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1954 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. His professional experience included veterinarian practice at the Freehold Veterinary Hospital from 1954-1965 and the Walnridge Equine Clinic in Crème Ridge from 1965 to the present where he is owner and director. At the clinic, Dr. Meirs and his staff do general equine practice consisting of race horses in training, surgery, with special emphasis on reproduction. Dr. Meirs has been involved in numerous community
Activities and service organizations including past president of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, member of the Board of Education in Upper Freehold Township and member of the advisory board on Veterinary Education to the New Jersey Department of Higher Education. He is published in several professional journals.
In 1983, he was awarded the “Veterinarian of the Year Award” by the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners and in 1984, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine awarded Dr. Meirs the Centennial Award of Merit and in 1990, he received the Outstanding Service Agriculture Award from the Monmouth County Board of Agriculture.