St. George’s names Ogilvie as dean

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Dr. Timothy H. Ogilvie has succeeded Dr. Raymond F. Sis as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Ogilvie
Dr. Timothy H. Ogilvie

Since 2008, Dr. Ogilvie had been a visiting professor at SGU. He was dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island from 1998-2008.

“We are fortunate to have an individual with Dr. Ogilvie’s credentials take the reins of the School of Veterinary Medicine,” Chancellor Charles R. Modica said. “He brings a world of experience as a professor and in a leadership role to the university and will draw upon that experience to steer St. George’s University veterinary medical program into the future.”

Dr. Ogilvie is a 1975 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in large animal internal medicine. He worked on Prince Edward Island with the provincial government and in private practice before joining the Atlantic Veterinary College as a founding faculty member in 1985. He was chair of the UPEI Department of Health Management from 1990-1998. He also is a past president of the Canadian VMA.

“When the prospect came up to take over from Dean Sis, I thought, what a great opportunity to reinvest my energies in leadership, in academic veterinary medicine, and to follow in the footsteps of someone who did such a wonderful job and created a very inclusive culture around the School of Veterinary Medicine,” Dr. Ogilvie said.

“As dean, I look forward to provide leadership, oversight, and an administrative setting focusing on success for the institution. I plan to work closely with faculty, staff, and the students to all grow the School of Veterinary Medicine together.”

Dr. Sis had served as dean of the St. George’s veterinary school since April 2003 and was named dean emeritus. He was responsible for leading the school through the accreditation process with the Grenadian Ministry of Education and the AVMA Council on Education. Prior to joining SGU, he taught for 35 years at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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