Western names Pease chief medical officer

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Dr. Anthony Pease

Dr. Anthony Pease became chief medical officer for the Western Veterinary Conference on May 15, succeeding Dr. Don Waldron, who held the office for five years.

Since 2008 Dr. Pease has been a faculty member of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he is currently an associate professor in the Small Animal and Large Animal clinical sciences departments.

"(Dr. Pease's) dedication to lifelong learning will complement WVC's ongoing mission to provide quality continuing education to veterinary professionals," said WVC CEO David Little. "Dr. Pease will lead WVC's educational program, ensuring relevancy and innovation within our curriculum across the Annual Conference, Hands-on Labs at WVC's Oquendo Center, On the Road, and career-building courses as well as new initiatives."

Over the past five years, Dr. Pease has taught ultrasound courses at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas.

Dr. Pease is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and served as president of the specialty college in 2014. He has chaired the Clinical Programs Committee for Michigan State's veterinary college since 2013.

"I am thrilled to join the WVC team and lead the veterinary curriculum for its world-renowned clinical facility, the Oquendo Center. This appointment is in lockstep to further educate, challenge, and train global veterinary professionals as I've done throughout my career," said Dr. Pease, a 1999 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.