Dr. Ronald Camden (Class of 1956)
Dr. Ronald W. Camden, DVM, was born and raised on a farm outside Dewey, Illinois. He graduated from Fisher High School in 1956 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. After serving in Okinawa, the Philippines and Japan, Dr. Camden attended the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1964. Dr. Camden’s name is inscribed on the 1962 University of Illinois Bronze Tablet which recognizes undergraduate students in the top three percent of their graduating class.
Dr. Camden is a Life Member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, an Honor Roll Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and an Honor Roll Member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
He also has been the veterinarian in charge of the care of the horses for the Mounted Unit of the Chicago Police Department for more than 15 years. As head veterinarian, he has provided his services free of charge to the city. On May 26, 2015 Dr. Camden was awarded the Richard J. Daley Police Medal of Honor, the highest civilian award given out by the Chicago Police Department.
Dr. Camden’s 50+ years of practice has focused on horses and has served horse owners all over the Chicagoland area, but his greatest pride and joy is not the work he does, but his 4 daughters and 10 grandchildren who occupy all his spare time.
1956 FHS Graduate
1956-1958 U.S. Marine Corps
1958-1964 University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
1962 University of Illinois Honors - Bronze Tablet
2000-present Head Veterinarian, Chicago Mounted Police
2015 Richard J. Daley Police Medal of Honor
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Life Member
American Veterinary Medical Association Honor Roll Member
American Association of Equine Practitioners Honor Roll Member
*Dr. Camden will be giving a presentation to our high school students on Friday, Sept. 24 starting at approximately 2:15 pm in the HS gym. The public is welcome to attend and everyone will be required to wear a mask.
Congratulations Dr. Camden and Go Bunnies!!!