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The following faculty members joined the College of Veterinary Medicine’s academic departments in the past year. Please join us in welcoming our newest educators, researchers, and clinicians.

Portrait of Dr. Timothy Bolton
Dr. Timothy Bolton

Timothy Bolton, DVM joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as clinical assistant professor of small animal internal medicine on September 18. Dr. Bolton earned a DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 2011 and went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University followed by a specialty internal medicine internship with Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Cordova, Tennessee. He then returned to Texas A&M to complete a small animal internal medicine residency before entering private practice as an internist at a referral center in Vermont. In 2018, Dr. Bolton joined the faculty at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine as clinical assistant professor where he was recognized with numerous teaching awards during his tenure. Dr. Bolton is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal).

Portrait of Dr. Ahmed Abdelkhalek Hassan
Dr. Ahmed Abdelkhalek Hassan

Ahmed Abdelkhalek Hassan, BSPharm, PhD, joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as a research assistant professor with a focus in antimicrobial resistance on October 23. Dr. Hassan earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with an emphasis in chemistry and pharmaceutical science from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. He then came to Purdue where he completed a PhD and post-doctoral studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hassan’s research focuses on overcoming the ongoing challenge of antimicrobial resistance, especially as it concerns gut pathogens, through vaccine development, drug discovery, and host-pathogen interaction studies.

Portrait of Dr. Lindsay Moreland-Head
Dr. Lindsay Moreland-Head

Lindsay Moreland-Head, PharmD, MEd, BCCP joined the Department of Medical Education as clinical assistant professor (clinical pharmacy) effective April 3. Dr. Moreland-Head brings her clinical expertise as a former cardiology pharmacist at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor to the College of Pharmacy and to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Moreland-Head received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Purdue University in 2017 and then completed two years of residency — specializing in cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also earned a master of education in instructional design at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include healthcare education, heart failure, and anticoagulation.

Portrait of Dr. Leanne Nieforth
Dr. Leanne Nieforth

Leanne Nieforth, PhD joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as assistant professor of the human-animal bond effective August 14. Dr. Nieforth completed both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at North Carolina State University before coming to Purdue to complete a PhD degree focused on human-animal interaction in 2022. She then completed a post-doc at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine before returning to Purdue as a faculty member. Dr. Nieforth also serves as a member of Purdue’s Center for the Human-Animal Bond. Her research focuses on employing rigorous methodology to discover the biopsychosocial effects of human-animal interactions to create effective interventions to benefit both people and animals.

Portrait of Dr. Ana Pinto
Dr. Ana Carolina Fonseca Pinto

Ana Carolina Fonseca Pinto, DVM, PhD joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as clinical associate professor of diagnostic imaging effective July 17. Dr. Pinto earned a DVM degree in 1995 at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She then worked in private practice as a veterinary radiologist before returning to the University of São Paulo where she earned a master’s degree in 1999 and worked as an assistant professor while also earning a PhD degree and was then promoted to PhD professor and later associate professor. Dr. Pinto completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee (2012) and Purdue University (2017), and then returned to Purdue in 2019 for a diagnostic imaging residency and master’s degree program, which she finished this past summer.

Portrait of Dr. William Whitehouse
Dr. William Whitehouse

William Whitehouse, DVM joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as assistant professor of small animal internal medicine on July 5. Dr. Whitehouse earned a DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 2010. He then completed an internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 where he also served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Whitehouse then worked as a staff internist at the VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital for several years before joining the faculty at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he was an assistant professor. Board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Whitehouse’s areas of interest include small animal nephrology and acute kidney injury.

Portrait of Dr. Seiji Yoshimura
Dr. Seiji Yoshimura

Seiji Yoshimura, DVM, MS joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as visiting assistant professor of large animal surgery effective August 1. Dr. Yoshimura earned a DVM degree in 2011 from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan and then completed an equine rotating internship followed by an equine surgery internship, both at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia. He continued his training by doing an additional equine surgery internship at the Milton Equine Hospital in Ontario, Canada before completing a large animal surgery residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. Most recently, he served as the primary surgeon at the Mitsuishi Large Animal Clinic. Dr. Yoshimura is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (large animal).

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