Purdue Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialist Assumes Leadership Role with ACVIM

Friday, November 4, 2022

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Dr. Sandra Taylor, Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine
Dr. Sandra Taylor, Purdue Veterinary Medicine associate professor of large animal internal medicine

Dr. Sandra Taylor, Purdue Veterinary Medicine associate professor of large animal internal medicine, has been elected as the new incoming leader for the Large Animal Internal Medicine (LAIM) specialty of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).  Dr. Taylor was chosen as the LAIM president-elect, a position on the ACVIM Board of Regents.  The announcement came after voting for three president-elect positions on the Board of Regents closed October 6.

In congratulating Dr. Taylor and the other two winners, the ACVIM stated that strong candidates were considered for each of the leadership positions.  Dr. Taylor currently serves on the ACVIM Board of Regents as the LAIM At-Large Member. 

Dr. Taylor earned her DVM degree at Washington State University (WSU) and then completed an internship at an equine hospital in Bonsall, California before doing a residency in equine internal medicine at the University of California, Davis.  She became board certified by the ACVIM in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2006.  She then returned to WSU where she completed her PhD in immunology in 2010. 

As a faculty member in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Taylor has a particular interest in equine-focused research, especially studies of the effects of sepsis in horses.  Her passion for research dates back to her time in graduate school, when she investigated an equine model of HIV, and reflects her interest in scientific discovery that can be applied to both animals and humans.

Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, the ACVIM is the certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, nutrition, and small animal internal medicine. With more than 3,000 members, the ACVIM is dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through the education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine; discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge; and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care. More information is available at www.ACVIM.org

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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