COE Standard - Summer 2013 - Schools in the News

Summer 2013

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

Auburn University
Dr. Calvin Johnson has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective march 1, 2013. Johnson joined the Auburn faculty as a professor in 2003 and was named head of the Department of pathobiology in 2005.

Oregon State University
Dr. Cyril Clarke has resigned as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to accept a new position as dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine effective October 1. During Dr. Clarke’s tenure as dean at Oregon, the CVM underwent a $12 million expansion of Magruder Hall, increased its student enrollment and faculty, and expanded the Veterinary Teaching Hospital clinical service.

Dr. Susan Tornquist, has been named interim dean. Tornquist joined the OSU CVM faculty in 1996 and most recently served as associate dean of student and academic affairs, and she is a professor of clinical pathology. She received her veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University and her doctorate in veterinary pathology from Washington State University.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Gerhardt G. Schurig has stepped down as dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and will return to the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, where he will teach immunology and conduct research. Dr. Schurig joined the faculty at Virginia-Maryland in 1978 and has served as dean since 2004.

University of Florida
Dr. James W. Lloyd has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. Lloyd becomes the college’s sixth permanent dean. He recently served as the associate dean for budget, planning and institutional research at Michigan State University’s college of Veterinary Medicine.

Tuskegee University
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health has begun construction on a $41.5 million new veterinary medical teaching hospital. The 150,000 square foot facility for small and large animals will replace current clinical and teaching spaces. The hospital will have space for clinical, office and teaching needs as well as areas for surgery, radiology, anesthesiology, medical records and a pharmacy. Some new features include a dog park, covered equine lameness arena, equine neonatal intensive care unit, 150-seat auditorium, and 180-seat electronically enhanced classroom. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2015.

University of Illinois
Peter D. Constable, a Purdue University professor of veterinary clinical sciences and the head of that department, will become the dean of the College of Veterinary medicine in January 2014, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Herb Whiteley, the dean of the college since 2001, is stepping down and will work on a new initiative for the college after taking a sabbatical.

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