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Liesa Rihl Stone, DVM
Assistant Dean for External Relations
Chief Advancement Officer

College of Veterinary Medicine
127G Veterinary Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210

614-688-1172 | 614-688-8433

Professional Training and Experience

  • DVM, The Ohio State University, 1983
  • BS, The Ohio State University, 1980

Leadership Positions

President, Ohio Veterinary Medical Associate


Dr. Liesa Rihl Stone joined the College of Veterinary Medicine as the Chief Advancement Officer in 2012. In 2018, she was promoted to also serve as the college’s Assistant Dean of External Relations.  She works actively to support the university advancement model, bringing together alumni engagement, communications/marketing and fundraising at the college. Dr. Stone  is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to achieve campaign and annual college fundraising goals as well as enhancing legislative and corporate relationships.     

In addition to 13 years of private practice experience, Dr. Stone taught at both Texas A&M University and St. Petersburg Junior College. She was employed in the animal health industry for more than 15 years, spending 10 years with The Iams Company/Procter & Gamble working in technical support and brand marketing. Just prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. Stone spent six years at Bayer Animal Health leading the Veterinary Technical Services team, responsible for technical support of the companion animal business.

Dr. Stone is a double alumna of The Ohio State University. She received her BS in Animal Science in 1980 and her DVM in 1983. After receiving her DVM, she completed one year of graduate work in clinical pharmacology at Texas A&M University.