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Emma Read, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
Associate Dean for Professional Programs

Professional Programs
The Ohio State University
127E Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 292-2257
(614) 292-6989

Professional Training and Experience

  • DVM: Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1998
  • Masters: Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2003
  • Large animal surgical residency: University of Georgia, Athens, GA , 2003
  • Board certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2004 


Research Interests

  • Veterinary education ranging from clinical skills teaching, learning and assessment
  • Workplace based assessment
  • Curriculum design and implementation 


Dr. Emma Read is Associate Dean for Professional Programs at the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She accepted the position in 2018 after serving on the veterinary faculty at the University of Calgary since 2007 where she acted as Chair of the Clinical Skills Program for eight years and as Associate Dean Academic for two years. For part of 2016, Dr. Read also served as interim dean. 

Dr. Read taught at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario from 2003 to 2005 before returning to her native province of Alberta to work for a private specialty referral practice until 2007. She spent 13 years working at Spruce Meadows showjumping facility as part of the treatment team working with national and international (Olympic level) equine athletes and riders. 

She led the development of the clinical skills program at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. This program eventually grew into 20 percent of the curriculum for each of the first few years of the DVM degree and gained an international reputation as a world leader in the area. Dr. Read personally helped develop and validate several simulator models that were later commercialized by VSI (Veterinary Simulator Industries) in Calgary.

Dr. Read currently serves on the Council for Outcomes Education (COVE, formerly CBVE) for the AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges). She served as the founding co-chair for CIVME (Council for International Veterinary Medical Education) for the AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges) and was a member of ICVA's (International Council for Veterinary Assessment) Assessment working group. Dr. Read is the current vice-president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).