Dr. Jorgen Grymer, DVM, PhD
On March 1, 2017 Dr. Jorgen Grymer lost a courageous 3 year battle with a highly malignant form of brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Dr. Grymer was a 3rd generation veterinarian. Both his father and grandfather served in mixed animal practices in the area surrounding Galten, Denmark. Dr. Grymer raised his family in Galten, and was a partner in the Galten Animal Hospital for 25 years prior to his death.
Following graduation at The Royal College of Veterinary Medicine in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dr. Grymer accepted a faculty position at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. There he met Dr. Keith Sterner, and the two of them collaborated on the development of the Grymer/Sterner™ method of Left Displaced Abomasum (LDA) repair using the toggle suture. He was a frequent author and co-author on a number of LDA repair studies. In addition, he made numerous presentations on this topic.
Dr. Grymer had a rich and varied career in veterinary medicine. He had the opportunity to work on large dairy operations in both Lybia and Saudi Arabia, and to teach at Michigan State University for several years, before returning to Denmark. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature, hunting and fishing. He leaves behind his wife, Anne Marie, and two adult children, Catherine and Christopher. His wit, humor, intellect, and friendship will be greatly missed.