Dr. Michael Lairmore Appointed as President of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Concurrent meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists in Monterey, CA

Dr. Michael LairmoreThe American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) has appointed Dr. Michael D. Lairmore as President December 8, 2009 during the concurrent meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists in Monterey, California. The ACVP has more than 1,500 members in 17 countries. The American College of Veterinary Pathologists is the first established veterinary specialty organization. The ACVP is dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge through their research, education, and service activities, which includes support of a scholarly journal Veterinary Pathology, organizing an annual scientific meeting, and managing a rigorous certifying examination. The mission of the ACVP is to foster excellence in veterinary pathology to protect and improve animal, human, and environmental health to benefit society.

Dr. Lairmore is currently chair of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and associate director for Basic Sciences at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has contributed more than 170 peer-reviewed publications, and serves as an associate editor for Retrovirology and as an editorial board member for the journal Virology. Dr. Lairmore received a Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Hero of Hope Award.

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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.