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. Van Lieden was a valued member of our CVM community and the Class of 1986. His contributions to the college and the profession of veterinary medicine have made a lasting impact. He will continue to be remembered fondly and missed dearly.
- Anonymous


Raymond Van Lienden, 58, a veterinarian who since 1995 had owned and operated the Animal Clinic of Clifton, died May 4 at his home in Clifton. He had pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Van Lienden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech in 1986 and worked at the Columbia Pike Animal Hospital in Annandale before starting his own business.

Raymond Robert Van Lienden was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Falls Church, where he graduated in 1971 from Falls Church High School. He was a 1981 graduate of George Mason University.

After high school, he did security work at what is now Inova Fairfax Hospital and played blues harmonica. He continued to play through recent years in Northern Virginia blues bands.

He did volunteer work for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide-dog training program, among other organizations. His memberships included the Clifton Betterment Association, a community group.

He married, divorced and remarried the former Corlis Jones. Besides his wife, of Clifton, survivors include a son, Rhys Van Lienden of Clifton; his mother, Thea Van Lienden of Springfield; a sister, Dorothy Van Lienden of Springfield; and a brother, Boudewyn “Bobby” Van Lienden of Palm Coast, Fla.

Published in The Washington Poss on May 17, 2011.