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Faculty and Staff

The College of Veterinary Medicine is currently under the leadership of Interim Dean John Tegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT. Other members of the College’s faculty and administrative staff are listed here with their contact information. For additional background information on selected faculty and staff, click on the name.

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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty, staff, and administrators are 100% focused on your success. We focus on inclusive teamwork at all levels to assure our students are prepared to provide expert, inclusive, value-based care. Because we attract diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators that thrive in an environment of humanistic health care education, our University culture creates the context for a nurturing and supportive environment. Students can expect to graduate from the institution having made deep, personal relationships within the University community.
  • Faculty Spotlight – 2021

    DR. LINDA KIDD

    Linda KiddAPRIL 2021 – Dr. Linda Kidd DVM, PhD, DACVIM, has received a spotlight from the AKC CHF, recognizing her continuing achievements as a funded investigator. Specifically, the CHF points to her studies that have contributed to research that explore the  link between infection and immune-mediated disease…read more.

     

    DR. DOMINIQUE GRIFFON

    MARCH 2021 – Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research Dr. Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS, has received a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to improve access to the surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs… read more.

     

    DR. MANEL LOPEZ-BEJAR

    FEBRUARY 2021 – Dr. Manel Lopez-Bejar, Executive Associate Dean at Western University of Health Science’s College of Veterinary Medicine completed a total of 17 publications, and 3 short communications, in 2020, while contending with the unique challenges that COVID-19 presented. As the pandemic ramped up and restrictions tightened, Dr. Lopez-Bejar discovered some of the most significant challenges that arose came from…read more.

  • Faculty Spotlight – 2020

    DR. DOMINIQUE GRIFFON

    DR. DOMINIQUE GRIFFONJULY 2020 – Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Dominique Griffon, announces the completion, and launch of the video “Biocompatibility and Application of Allogenic Canine Fascia Lata”. This video is based on a case series and in vitro study showing that allogenic canine fascia lata can be a suitable alternative for treating soft tissue defects in dogs….read more and view video abstract here.

     

    DR. JIJUN HAO & DR. GAGANDEEP KAUR

    DR. JIJUN HAO
    DR. GAGANDEEP KAURFEBRUARY 2020 – Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Jijun Hao, PhD, and Associate Professor Dr. Gagandeep Kaur, DVM, PhD, have received a grant from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology to examine the sensitivity and specific of some ‘promising’ biomarkers to canine Atopic Dermatitis….read more.

     

     

    DR. MOHAMMAD MIR

    DR. MOHAMMAD MIRJANUARY 2020 – Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Mohammad Mir, PhD, has received a $1.6 million Department of Defense (DoD) grant to identify new compounds to prevent replication of the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus in host cells. The project is titled “Therapeutic Intervention of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: A Tick-Borne Viral Illness” and proposes…read more.

  • Faculty Spotlight – 2019

    DR. YVONNE DRECHSLER

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Yvonne Drechsler, PhD, has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to functionally annotate the chicken genome, which has wide-ranging implications for better understanding of genetic factors influencing growth, reproduction and disease resistance in production. More…

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    Career Opportunities At the College of Veterinary Medicine

    At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we inspire, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society.
  • Vacancies

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Behavior

    We invite you to join the innovative and diverse faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM). We are seeking a colleague to contribute to the college’s mission to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. This team member will:

    • Provide content expertise in fundamentals of animal behavior and its veterinary clinical applications, contribute to scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporate this discipline in the curriculum.
    • Assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
    • Provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum.
    • Serve on college and university standing committees.

    This position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research; clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services; and professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine or Surgery

    We invite you to join the innovative and diverse faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM). We are seeking a colleague to contribute to the college’s mission to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. This team member will:

    • Provide content expertise in Equine Internal Medicine, contribute to scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporate this discipline in the curriculum.
    • Assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
    • Provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum.
    • Serve on college and university standing committees.
    This position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research; clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services; and professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Veterinary Clinical Instructor

    Position reports to the Director of the Pet Health Center. Responsible for providing patient care and content expertise in small animal medicine and surgery and for the instruction of students. Faculty member will serve as a college wide resource in small animal medicine.

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology

    We invite you to join the innovative and diverse faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM). We are seeking a colleague to contribute to the college’s mission to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. This team member will:

    • Provide content expertise in Pharmacology, contributing to scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporating this discipline in the veterinary curriculum.
    • Assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
    • Provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum.
    • Serve on college and university standing committees.

    This position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research; and professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine/Emergency and Critical Care

    We invite you to join the innovative and diverse faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU-CVM). We are seeking a colleague to contribute to the college’s mission to educate veterinary professionals and advance knowledge to address the contemporary needs of society. This team member will:

    • Provide content expertise in Small Animal Internal Medicine and/or Emergency and Critical Care, contribute to scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporate this discipline in the curriculum.
    • Assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
    • Provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum.
    • Serve on college and university standing committees.

    This position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research; clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services; and professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine

    Responsible for providing content expertise in Food Animal Medicine, incorporating the discipline in the curriculum, and contributing to scholarly advancement of the field. This faculty member will provide support in the training of students throughout the DVM curriculum. This faculty member will serve as a college-wide content expert in Food Animal Medicine and contribute as an active member of college and university committees. This faculty member will assume various teaching roles, where required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This position reports to the Dean or their designee. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research. Clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services. Professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison

    The Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison (CEI/CFL) position is a joint teaching and administrative support position. The CEI/CFL works as a member of the Clinical Academic Affairs team to ensure quality educational opportunities for Year 3 and Year 4 veterinary students at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU CVM). The CEI/CFL aids the Directors of Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum in the delivery and assessment of student clinical training and assists the Director of Clinical Relations in oversight of external clinical sites. Instructional duties will account for approximately 60% of the position effort (0.6 FTE) and will include, but are not limited to, oversight of Year 4 selective rotations, assistance with Year 3 clinical course scheduling and evaluation, and instruction in the Veterinary Basic and Medical Sciences for Year 1 and Year 2. The position duties are focused on the clinical education that occurs at clinical sites with preceptors utilized in Year 3 and Year 4 clinical curricula but may include some Year 1 and 2 educational facilities. About 30% of the position (0.3 FTE) will be dedicated to functions related to oversight of clinical sites such as documenting compliance with the College Safety and Facilities policies for Year 3 and Year 4 clinical educational facilities, preparing annual reports, and assisting with recruitment of new sites and preceptors. The remaining 10% (0.1 FTE) of time will be spent assisting with essential College service functions.

    Veterinary Clinical Instructor

    Position reports to the Director of the Pet Health Center. Responsible for providing patient care and content expertise in small animal medicine and surgery and for the instruction of students. Faculty member will serve as a college wide resource in small animal medicine.  

    Adjunct Instructor

    This position will provide support for academic activities assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs required to educate students enrolled in the veterinary curriculum.

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging

    Responsible for providing content expertise in Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging, incorporating the discipline in the curriculum, and contributing to scholarly advancement of the field. Will assume various teaching roles, where required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Will provide support in the training of students throughout the DVM curriculum. Will serve as a college-wide content expert in Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging and contribute as an active member of college and university committees. Position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research. Clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services. Professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Theriogenology

    Responsible for providing content expertise in Theriogenology, contributing to scholarly advancement of the science and incorporating this discipline in the curriculum. Will assume various teaching roles, when required, to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Will provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum. Will serve as a college wide resource in Theriogenology as well as serve on the college and university standing committees. Position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Research. Clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Clinical Services. Professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean.

    Assistant/Associate Professor Small Animal Medicine

    Position reports to the Dean. Academic activities are supervised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professional activities are supervised by the Executive Associate Dean. Clinical activities are supervised by the Associate Dean of Clinical Services. Responsible for providing content expertise in small animal medicine, patient care services, and incorporation of this discipline in the curriculum. Will assume various teaching roles, when required to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Will provide support in the clinical training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum. Will serve as a college wide resource in Small Animal Medicine.

    Registered Veterinary Technician Intermediate

    To support clinical teaching and service in the curriculum and public practice of the College of Veterinary Medicine