Administrative changes announced at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Lonnie KingDr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, executive dean of the Health Sciences Colleges, and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine yesterday announced a one-year extension of his five-year appointment, through August, 2015.

In order to manage numerous administrative duties for the college and Ohio State, including his role as executive dean for the Health Sciences and continuing responsibilities with the Discovery Themes program, the university has agreed to support a position of associate executive dean in the college. Dr. Rustin Moore, currently associate dean for Clinical and Outreach Programs, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and chair in Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has agreed to serve the college in this new role. He will begin his appointment as associate executive dean for the college effective March 3, 2014. He will step down from his position as chair after more than seven years leading the department and will maintain his role as executive director of the VMC. He also will continue to provide leadership for both the Small Animal Practitioner Advisory Board and the Large Animal Practitioner Advisory Board, and participate in outreach activities.

Dr. John Hubbell will serve as interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences until a national search has been completed to identify a new chair. That search will begin immediately.

"We appreciate Dr. King's willingness to extend his appointment as dean of the college and executive dean of the health sciences colleges for another year,” said Ohio State University Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz. “Dr. Rustin Moore's appointment as associate executive dean will assist Dr. King during the upcoming transition year.  In addition, Dr. John Hubbell's stepping in as interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences will continue the department's momentum while a national search for a new chair is underway.”

A national search for a new dean will commence in the fall 2014 in order to appoint a new leader who will start September 1, 2015.

About Dr. Lonnie King

Dr. Lonnie J. King became the 10th dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in September, 2009. Dr. King directed the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He served Michigan State University as dean for 10 years and prior to that spent 19 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. As the nation’s chief veterinarian, he worked extensively in global trade agreements and has testified before congress on issues of emerging diseases.  A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Dr. King is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He received his bachelor’s and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Ohio State, a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. An expert in “One Health” and the emergence of new diseases, he is a highly sought-after speaker.

About Dr. Rustin Moore

Rustin Moore

Dr. Rustin Moore, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor, chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), associate dean, Clinical and Outreach Programs, executive director, Veterinary Medical Center and Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgery, has served as chair in VCS since 2006. He completed his DVM and Ph.D. at Ohio State in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Following his DVM, he completed an internship at the University of Georgia and an equine surgical residency at Ohio State. In October 1994, Dr. Moore began at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine as assistant professor of equine surgery. In 2001, he became professor of veterinary surgery, and served as the service chief of the Equine Medicine and Surgery Section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics and director of the Equine Veterinary Health Studies Program from 2000-2006. His clinical interests include lameness, surgery, and colic and he has authored or co-authored 15 book chapters, 110 articles and over 175 abstracts. He has given numerous scientific and continuing education presentations and frequently serves as an invited speaker at equine veterinary clinical and research symposia. He has served on numerous committees and leadership roles in the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.

About Dr. John A. E. Hubbell

John HubbellJohn A. E. Hubbell, professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, is a two-time alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his DVM in 1977 and his Master’s degree in 1981. After completing an internship at UC-Davis and a residency at Ohio State, he spent a year on the faculty at the University of Florida, returning to Ohio State in 1982. The author of numerous articles on veterinary anesthesia and coauthor of two textbooks, his research interests center on equine anesthesia, the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs, and veterinary education. Previously, Dr. Hubbell has served the college as interim dean, hospital director and associate dean for academic affairs.

About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 33,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patient visits each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of infectious diseases. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health in partnership with the College of Public Health.   

Posted February 26, 2014