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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. http://vet.osu.edu.   

Posted February 26, 2014

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