PVM Welcomes New Faculty

The following faculty members joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family in the past year:

Dr. Samuel Yingst (PU DVM '99) joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as assistant professor of molecular diagnostics October 1, 2015. In addition to this appointment, he is also head of the molecular diagnostics section in the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Yingst earned his DVM degree from Purdue University in 1999 and completed his PhD at Purdue in 2003. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.

Dr. Jennifer Hess joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as a visiting assistant professor in anesthesiology on February 1. Dr. Hess earned her DVM degree from Cornell University. She then completed a master's degree at the University of Illinois followed by a residency at the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University. Dr. Hess is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Dr. L. Tiffany Lyle joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology on April 1. Dr. Lyle earned her DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 2008 before coming to Purdue University where she completed her PhD earlier this year. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Lyle runs the Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory where her research focuses on molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier in disease with a primary focus on the formation of the blood-tumor barrier in brain metastases of lung cancer.

Dr. Larry Hoscheit became a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences' faculty when he was appointed clinical assistant professor of diagnostic imaging effective July 15. Dr. Hoscheit earned his DVM degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He worked in private practice before coming to Purdue where he completed a residency in diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Talisha Moore joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences upon her appointment as visiting assistant professor of neurology on July 15. She earned her DVM degree in 2011 and PhD in 2013 from Mississippi State University before coming to Purdue University where she completed a residency program in neurology.

Dr. Federico Grosso joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences on July 25 as visiting assistant professor of diagnostic imaging. Dr. Grosso earned his DVM degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Córdoba, Spain. He then went on to complete a residency program in diagnostic imaging at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Dr. Grosso is board certified with the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Dr. Dianne Little joined the Department of Basic Medical Sciences on August 15 as an assistant professor. Dr. Little earned her BVSc degree from the University of Liverpool in England. She then went on to complete a master's degree in specialized veterinary medicine and a PhD in physiology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Little continued with a post-doctoral fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at the Duke University Medical Center, before transitioning to faculty in 2011. Dr. Little is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (large animal surgery). Her research interests include tendon tissue engineering; pre-clinical models of osteoarthritis and tendinopathy; adult stem cell function and dysfunction in obesity and aging; and environmental effects on outcomes of regenerative medicine approaches.

Dr. Malathi Raghavan was appointed as clinical associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Administration and Director of Outcomes Assessment and Data Management effective August 15. Dr. Raghavan earned her DVM and master's degrees at the Ukrainian State Agricultural University in Kiev, Ukraine. She then completed a master's degree in natural resources and environmental conservation at the University of New Hampshire before completing her PhD in comparative epidemiology at Purdue University in 2002.

Dr. Andy Law joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as clinical assistant professor of small animal orthopedic surgery August 1. Dr. Law earned his BVetMed degree from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. He then completed a residency program at Mississippi State University before coming to Purdue.

Dr. Jennifer Koziol was appointed as clinical assistant professor of food animal ambulatory in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences effective August 15. Dr. Koziol earned her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University followed by a master's degree at Auburn University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.

Dr. Melissa Tropf became a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences faculty upon her appointment as clinical assistant professor of cardiology on September 6. She earned her DVM degree from The Ohio State University before completing a cardiology residency program and master's degree at Washington State University. Dr. Tropf is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (cardiology). Her research interests include obesity related cardiac disease, arrhythmia and Holter monitoring.

Dr. Timm Gudehus joined the Department of Veterinary Administration on October 3 as clinical assistant professor of equine surgery. Dr. Gudehus earned his Dr. med. vet. degree from Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Munich, Germany. He then went on to complete a master's degree and residency program at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gudehus is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is accredited as an equine surgery specialist by the Bavarian Equine Board Committee in Germany. He will serve as the lead equine surgeon at the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, PVM's equine satellite facility in Shelbyville, Ind., when it opens early in 2017.


This story is part of the 2016 Annual PVM Report.

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