This news round-up features recent developments and current events from schools accredited by the COE.
A July 26 fire at the Colorado State University's Equine Reproduction Laboratory resulted in damage of $9 to $12 million. The main office building, including some labs were destroyed, but clinical and mare services continue to be offered. No horses or people where harmed in the fire. Authorities continue to investigate the fire's cause. The fire will not affect the beginning of the academic year, which is scheduled for August 22.
As of July 1, 2011, Dr. Alastair Cribb has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cribb oversees over 50 faculty and 100 staff members and by this fall there will be over 150 students enrolled in the DVM program.
Dr. Michael Kotlikoff has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. During his first term, Dr. Kotlikoff oversaw the recruitment of six new department chairs and directors; the expansion of clinical training opportunities for veterinary students; reorganization of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals; and the opening of a veterinary specialty and emergency critical care facility in Stamford, Connecticut.
Dr. Michael D. Lairmore has been appointed the new dean of UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine, replacing Dr. Bernie Osburn who retired in June. He will join the School on October 24. Dr. Lairmore comes to Davis from The Ohio State University where he serves as the associate dean for research and graduate studies at the veterinary medical college and as associate director of the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center.