I was pleased to be on the Oregon State campus March 6th when Dr. Sue Tornquist was announced as Dean of the Veterinary College. Dr. Tornquist joined the OSU team in the late 1980’s. She immediately became interested in alpaca and llama research. Many animals owe their lives to her research into liver functions and identifying protocols to determine norms and how to treat problems. She also is a national leader in camelid red blood cell disease.

She has always been a friend of camelid owners. We should be proud to have her lead the OSU nationally renowned camelid medicine program into making even greater discoveries.

Congratulation Dr. Tornquist!

Glen Pfefferkorn, President NWCF

Susan Tornquist Named to Lead OSU Veterinary School

by The Oregonian/OregonLive [edited]    
March 6, 2015

A longtime Oregon State University professor and administrator will lead the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the university announced today. Here is the text of a news release announcing the appointment:
Susan Tornquist, who has been interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University since October of 2013, has been named dean of the college.

Tornquist has been on the faculty at Oregon State since 1996 and previously was associate dean of student and academic affairs in the college, where she also is a professor of clinical pathology.

“Sue Tornquist has been a very effective leader for the College of Veterinary Medicine over the past 17 months, and has demonstrated that she has the very best interests of the college at heart and the skill set for enhancing the college’s education, clinical services, research and outreach,” said Sabah Randhawa, OSU’s provost and executive vice president.

Susan Tornquist

While Tornquist was interim dean, the college surpassed its fund-raising goal of $47 million through The Campaign for OSU; again received full accreditation in 2014 from the American Veterinary Medicine Association; launched a new graduate program in comparative health sciences; and saw the class of 2014 achieve a 100 percent pass rate for the national board exam for veterinarians.

As associate dean, Tornquist helped the college grow its enrollment, coordinate student internships, build partnerships with the Oregon Humane Society and other organizations, and make student experiential learning a hallmark of the program.

Tornquist received her veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University and her doctorate in veterinary pathology from Washington State University. Her research interests have focused on immune responses to infectious and metabolic diseases in animals, particularly llama and alpacas.

Full text: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/03/susan_tornquist_named_to_lead.html

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