September 01, 2015


 New Ohio State dean a national leader

Posted Aug. 19, 2015

Dr. Rustin M. Moore has been named the 11th dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Dr. Lonnie King, who has held the position of dean for the past six years (see JAVMA, April 15, 2015).
Dr. Rustin M. Moore (Courtesy of OSU)

Dr. Moore most recently was the Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor, associate executive dean of the veterinary college, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and director of the Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Veterinary Research Farm. He joined Ohio State’s faculty in 2006 as professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, a position he held until 2014.

He has taught undergraduate, professional, and graduate curricula, both at Ohio State and at Louisiana State University, where he served on the faculty from 1994-2006. Dr. Moore’s clinical interests include equine surgery, lameness, and colic and its associated complications. His research has led to his being a principal or co-investigator on approximately 120 funded grants.

Dr. Moore also has contributed wide-ranging veterinary service and outreach efforts. For example, while at LSU, he assumed emergency leadership of a large-scale rescue effort of nearly 500 horses and other animals during the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A national leader, he has served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, on the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, on the board of regents of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and as an equine health advisory board member for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, among other positions.

A native of Spencer, West Virginia, he earned his DVM and doctoral degrees from Ohio State. In addition, he is a diplomate of the ACVS.

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