Schools in the news

Winter 2012

This news round-up features recent developments and current events from schools accredited by the COE. 

Purdue University

The Board of Trustees approved the name change of Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine to the Purdue University College of Veterinary medicine, effective spring semester 2012. "The name more accurately reflects the size and scope of the programs within the School of Veterinary Medicine," said Willie M. Reed, the school's Dean. "in addition to the doctorate of veterinary medicine program, we now offer the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree in veterinary technology. We also offer the master of science and Ph.D. degrees in a number of biomedical disciplines." The word "college" is used in all but five of the 28 US veterinary institutions. 

Ross University

Dr. Elaine Watson, who has served as Dean at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies since 2003, was named the new Dean of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Watson will assume her new duties February 1, replacing Dr. David DeYoung, who announced his retirement in August after eight years at Ross. A professor of veterinary reproduction, Dr. Watson earned a PhD from the University of Bristol and a doctorate in science from the University of Edinburgh. She was the Jeanne Marchig Professorial Fellow of International Animal Welfare and served as a consultant to international veterinary programs and foundations, including City University in Hong Kong and the AAVMC-World Bank Taskforce to assess veterinary education in developing countries around the world. 

University of Edinburgh

Professor David Argyle has been appointed the new Dean of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. His appointment began on November 1, 2011. He has held the William Dick Chair of Clinical Studies at the University since 2005 and headed up the University's Veterinary Cancer Care Centre since it opened in 2009. He is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is a European Specialist in Veterinary Oncology and a Diplomate of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology. 


Colorado State University

Dr. Mark Stetter has been named the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He will begin his duties as dean on July 1, 2012, replacing Dr. Lance Perryman, who has served as dean since 2001. Previously Dr. Stetter worked as the director of Animal Operations at the Walt Disney Company. Dr. Stetter is the president and founder of the Elephant Population Management Program and serves as chair of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Research Committee and executive board member of the American College of Zoological Medicine.


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