Professional Activities

Select Honors and Awards

  • West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni, 2015
  • National Gamma Award, Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity, 2012
  • Commencement Speaker, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia, 2010 University
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Fifth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, 2009
  • Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professorship in Equine Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2008 to present
  • Marty Simensen Memorial Trophy, Dressage at Devon, 2006
  • Paula and Milton W. Shepard Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, October 2004
  • Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, 2002
  • LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, Louisiana State University, 2001
  • Greater Baton Rouge Area Forty Under 40, Baton Rouge Business Report, 1997
  • Young Distinguished Alumni Award, West Virginia University College of Agriculture and Forestry Alumni Association, 1997
  • Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, 1996

Select Professional Memberships and Service

  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Member, 1989 to present
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Member, 1994 to present
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners, Member, 1994 to present
    • Member, AAEP on Call Team, 2008 to present
    • Equine Research Coordination Group Committee, Member, 2003 to present
    • AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Fellow Scholarship Subcommittee, Member, 2006 to 2014
    • AAEP Foundation Advisory Committee, 2006-2012
    • AAEP State Equine Emergency Network, Liaison, 2006 to 2009
    • Board of Directors, At Large Member, 2006 to 2009
    • AAEP Foundation Research Subcommittee, Member, 2005 to 2009
    • Education Task Force Organizer, Chair and Moderator of Education Summit, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
    • Educational Programs Committee, Member, 2004 to 2007
    • State Equine Emergency Network, Liaison, 2006 to 2009
    • Educational Programs Committee, Member, 2004 to 2007
    • Research Committee, Member (1997 to 2002) and Chair (2000 to 2002)
  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC)
    • Member, 1994 to present
    • Executive Committee, 2010 to 2013
    • Immediate Past President, 2012 to 2013
    • President, 2011 to 2012
    • President Elect, 2010 to 2011
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
    • Liaison to Public Outreach Committee, October 2010 to 2013
      • Large Animal Liaison to Resident Credentialing Committee, October 2010 to 2013
      • Website Redesign Working Group, October 2010 to 2013
    • Examination Committee, July 2000-February 2004
      • Examiner for Oral Exam for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2004
    • Publications Committee, Member, January 1995 to December 1997
      • Chair, January 1997 to December 1997
  • Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. - Research Advisory Committee, Member, 1998 to 2000
  • USA Equestrian, Inc. - Scientific Review Panel - Research Committee, Member, 2000 to 2003
  • Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA)
    • LVMA Equine Committee
      • District 9 Representative - 2000 to 2006
      • Equine Committee Foundation - Member & President, 2005 to 2006

Leadership and Administrative Service

  • Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Research Farm, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, July 2014 to present
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Associate Executive Dean, 2014 to present
  • Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Acting Director, 2009 to 2011, and Executive Director, 2011 to present
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Associate Dean of Clinical and Outreach Programs, 2011 to 2014
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2006 to 2014
  • Equine Health Studies Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University - Director, 2000 to 2006
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University - Service Chief, Equine Medicine and Surgery, 2000 to 2006

Graduate Student, Resident and Intern Mentoring

  • 9 Thesis (MS) Student Committees - 5 major or co-major professor
  • 12 Doctoral (PhD) Student Committees - 7 major or co-major professor
  • Advisor/Mentor for 16 Residents and 24 Interns