September 01, 2006


 College News

Posted Aug. 15, 2006

Michigan State appoints Brown as dean


Dr. Christopher BrownMichigan State University has appointed Dr. Christopher Brown as the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Dr. Lonnie King, who had served as dean since 1996.

Most recently, Dr. Brown was chairperson of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies at the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College and acting director of that college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Previously, he was chairperson of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and director of that college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Brown also has served as a professor of large animal clinical sciences at Michigan State. He held a number of positions, including head of the Equine Medicine and Surgery Section in the Veterinary Clinical Center and acting head of the center's Radiology Section.

Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1972 and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


Oregon State students to staff humane society's medical center


The Oregon Humane Society recently broke ground on an Animal Medical and Learning Center where veterinary students and faculty from Oregon State University will serve on staff.

Sharon Harmon, executive director of the humane society, said up to 48 students per year will work at the center.

Round-the-clock, on-site care will eliminate the need to transport animals to clinics throughout the Portland area. Currently, the humane society depends upon veterinarians who care for the animals when they have time in their schedules.

The center also will house the Animal Assisted Therapy Prep School, which will teach animals to work with patients in hospitals and residents of nursing homes, and allow the humane society to expand Animal Behavior Training, which readies dogs to become good pets.

The $6.4 million, 22,000-square-foot center will be ready in 2007. It will include student dormitories; examination rooms; surgery suites; a multistation treatment room; and radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy facilities.

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