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College of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes New Faculty

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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The College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the following faculty members to the PVM family in the past year. The vast experience and expertise each brings to the Purdue community as educators, clinicians, and researchers continues to elevate the college as a leader in the field of veterinary medicine. Please join us in welcoming these Boilermakers!

Shin Ae Park, DVM, PhD

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Shin Ae Park, DVM, PhD joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as assistant professor of ophthalmology effective December 2, 2019. Dr. Park earned her DVM degree from Konkuk University in 2001 followed by a PhD degree at Seoul National University in 2009, both in South Korea. She went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis and residency program at Michigan State University before coming to Purdue. Dr. Park is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Her interests include biomechanics in glaucoma, ocular surgeries, and ocular pain management.

Sun Young Kim, DVM, MS

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Sun Young Kim, DVM, MS became a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences upon his appointment as associate professor of small animal surgery January 2, 2020. Dr. Kim earned both a DVM and master’s degree from Seoul National University in South Korea. He then completed a residency program at the University of California, Davis in 2012 before joining their faculty as assistant professor. He went on to serve as a faculty member at Michigan State University before coming to Purdue. Dr. Kim is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA

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Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA joined the Department of Veterinary Administration as clinical professor upon her appointment as director of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital effective February 1. Dr. Lowery earned her DVM and PhD degrees from Kansas State University. She then went on to complete an MBA program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lowery previously served on the faculty at Kansas State University, and prior to that she had a distinguished 23-year career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Dr. Lowery serves on the board of directors for the American Association of Industry Veterinarians.

Nobuko Wakamatsu-Utsuki, DVM, PhD

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Nobuko Wakamatsu-Utsuki, DVM, PhD joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as clinical associate professor and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory as anatomic pathologist March 15. She earned a BVSc from Kitasato University in Japan followed by a PhD and anatomic pathology residency at the University of Georgia. She then completed post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program, and National Institutes of Health before serving on the faculty at Louisiana State University. Dr. Wakamatsu-Utsuki is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

Jessica Ogden, DVM

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Jessica Ogden, DVM was appointed as clinical assistant professor of small animal soft tissue surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences effective May 11. Dr. Ogden earned her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2013 before completing a residency program at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in 2018. She then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at The Ohio State University in 2019 before coming to Purdue. Dr. Ogden is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (small animal).

Melinda Anderson, PharmD

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Melinda “Mindy” Anderson, PharmD joined the Department of Basic Medical Sciences as clinical assistant professor of basic medical sciences (pharmacology) effective July 1. Dr. Anderson earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Purdue in 2018 and completed the one-year Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Residency program in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital before serving as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. Before making the career switch to pharmacy, she previously earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology at Purdue, and served as chief instructional technologist in the hospital.

Chad Brown, DVM

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Chad Brown, DVM joined the Department of Veterinary Administration as clinical associate professor upon his appointment as director of the Veterinary Nursing Program effective August 17. Dr. Brown earned his DVM degree from Purdue in 2001. He worked in private practice and established his own mixed animal hospital before also venturing into academia as an adjunct faculty instructor and staff veterinarian for Ohio University. In 2015, Dr. Brown sold his practice and accepted a full-time faculty position at Mountwest Community and Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Program in Huntington, W.Va. before returning to Purdue.

Adam Kimbrough, PhD

Adam Kimbrough, PhD joined the Department of Basic Medical Sciences as assistant professor of basic medical sciences (neuroanatomy) effective September 1. Dr. Kimbrough earned his PhD in 2015 from Florida State University and then completed a post-doctoral program at The Scripps Research Institute. He comes to Purdue from the University of California, San Diego where he served as assistant project scientist. Dr. Kimbrough’s research interests include neurodegeneration, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders.

Allyson Sterman, DVM

Allyson Sterman, DVM became a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences upon her appointment as clinical assistant professor of small animal soft tissue surgery September 1. Dr. Sterman earned her DVM from The Ohio State University in 2015. She then went on to complete a residency program at Texas A&M University before coming to Purdue. Her areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, surgical oncology, and wound care.

Wendy Beauvais, BVetMed, MSc (VetEpi), PhD, MRCVS

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Wendy Beauvais, BVetMed, MSc (VetEpi), PhD, MRCVS joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as assistant professor of epidemiology and public health effective November 5. Dr. Beauvais earned her BVetMed degree in 2007 followed by a MSc in veterinary epidemiology in 2010 from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London. She went on to complete a residency program in public health in 2015 and earned her PhD degree in 2016, also at the Royal Veterinary College. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, infectious diseases, zoonoses, and antimicrobial resistance.

Isabelle Vanhaezebrouck, DVM

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Isabelle Vanhaezebrouck, DVM was appointed as clinical associate professor of radiation oncology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences effective November 1. Dr. Vanhaezebrouck earned her DVM degree from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire Maisons ― Alfort in Paris, France. She worked in private practice before completing an international fellowship in oncology at Michigan State University in 2009. She then completed a residency program in radiation oncology at the University of California, Davis in 2011. Dr. Vanhaezebrouck is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (radiation oncology) and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (radiation oncology), and a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Writer(s): Allison Carey | pvmnews@purdue.edu



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