After an extensive national search, Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, has been named the 11th dean of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine by Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz, PhD and Executive Vice President of Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center Sheldon M. Retchin, MD, MSPH.

Subject to approval of the Ohio State Board of Trustees, his appointment will be effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVPM, who has held the position of dean for the past six years.

Moore is currently the Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor, associate executive dean of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and the director of the Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Veterinary Research Farm.

He joined Ohio State’s faculty in 2006 as professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, a position he held until 2014. In 2008, he was named the Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor, a title he has held since then. In 2009, he also assumed the role of acting director of the Veterinary Medical Center and in 2011 assumed the roles of associate dean of clinical and outreach programs and executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center. He assumed the roles of associate executive dean and director of the Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Veterinary Research Farm in 2014.

He continued to serve as the executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center while he served during the past year as the college’s associate executive dean and the director of the veterinary research farm.<