Jerome Arthur Theobald, DVM 1955
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Theobald, 79, of Cocoa Beach, FL entered into rest in February 2011. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a former Cincinnati Zoo veterinarian. Dr. Theobald was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, as well as Ohio and Florida Veterinary Medical Associations. He was a contributor to the first edition of "Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine," the textbook which is still widely used in veterinary colleges today. The former owner of Theobald Animal Hospital (Cincinnati), and Collins Animal Hospital (Pompano Beach) he retired in 1992 to Cocoa Beach. Jerry had a terrific sense of humor, loved life and lived it to the fullest. He truly enjoyed his profession. Historically-based strategic war games were his lifelong hobby. Jerry loved telling stories, fishing, Ohio State football, family and good food. Cruises and travel with his wife were treasured times. Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Camille Reed Theobald. He was father of Mary Elie, Lt. Col. Ret. Michael Theobald, Nancy (deceased), Paula Collins, Geralyn Ashburn and Joseph Theobald. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cincinnati Zoo, in remembrance of Dr. Jerry Theobald, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-1399.