Dr. Annette Carter Slowinski
I am fortunate to have been friends with these (Scott Glotfelty, Margie Knoll, Kevin Roberts, Raymond VanLienden, Chuck Bland, Annette Slowinski) our dear departed classmates. We shared many good times and worked to make this a better place.
- John Dodson, DVM
Dr. Slowinski was a valued member of our CVM community and the Class of 1986. Her contributions to the college and the profession of veterinary medicine have made a lasting impact. She will continue to be remembered fondly and missed dearly.
Annette Carter Slowinski passed away peacefully on September 20, 2015 in Paris, France, after a long, courageous battle with melanoma. Annette will be remembered as a person of extraordinary vitality, humor and compassion. She had a keen appreciation for, and dedication to, people and their pets.
After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, she served in the Peace Corps in Nepal for three and a half years teaching animal health to Nepalis. Upon returning to the US, she worked in veterinary practices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
In 2002, she received her Master's Degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. In 2010, she made a lifelong, professional dream come true by opening her own veterinary practice. She was an active member of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine and served as its Treasurer for 15 years. Annette was born in Washington, DC on October 11, 1959.
She was predeceased by her parents Walter A. Slowinski, Jr. and Annette Carter Roberts Slowinski, and her brother, John. She is survived by her wife, Eileen Salenik, and siblings Francis Hill Slowinski (Maureen O'Hearn), Mary Carroll Slowinski Casey (Michael Patrick), Walter Kent Slowinski (Catherine Andrews), Elizabeth Snowden Slowinski Herrity, Eugenia (Nina) Calvert Slowinski Wendling (Daniel Raymond), Richard Lee Slowinski (Ann Sissala), and several nieces and nephews. Private services were held in Paris, France.
Published in The Washington Post from Sep. 27 to Sep. 30, 2015.