New Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Linda LordDr. Linda Lord begins her new position as the associate dean for Student Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine today, July 1, 2011. Dr. Lord succeeds Dr. Jean Sander who is leaving Ohio State for her newly accepted position as the Dean of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

“The position of associate dean for Student Affairs is a vital leadership position in the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine. “Dr. Lord brings important skills, creativity, and enthusiasm, and we are fortunate at Ohio State to have such outstanding talent.”

The office of Student Affairs focuses on student services including support, advocacy, recruitment, admissions, counseling, and scholarship management.

“I believe the purpose of the College of Veterinary Medicine is first and foremost to teach and educate our students, as well as to lead and guide them into their careers,” said Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. “I enjoy teaching and interacting with the students and feel ready to face the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Dr. Lord received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s degree, and PhD from The Ohio State University.  She practiced small animal medicine for five years before coming to Ohio State in 2006. Dr. Lord recently received the Dean’s Award for Creativity in Teaching. In addition, she has served as the service head for Community Practice, Outreach and Shelter Medicine for Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 2008-2011. Her research interests include companion animal population and welfare issues. Dr. Lord currently serves as president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

Posted by B. Moritz: 7/1/11

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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 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients 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 disease. 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 new 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.