Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. The VCS department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS; thesis or non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. We also provide excellent opportunities for Post-DVM students to further their training through specialty residency programs in anesthesiology, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care medicine, large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, small animal internal medicine, and small animal surgery.
Dr. Lescun graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1994 and completed his residency training at Purdue University in 1999. He successfully obtained an MS degree and board certification with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. Dr. Lescun has been on the faculty at Purdue University since 2002 and he obtained his PhD in 2015. Dr. Lescun is an experienced equine surgeon with clinical interests in orthopedics, lameness, sports medicine and general equine surgery. Dr. Lescun’s research activities focus on clinical and pre-clinical orthopedic investigations, where he uses his clinical experience in equine surgery to complement more basic discovery efforts and to improve surgical treatment methods in the horse. Dr. Lescun has performed pre-clinical investigations for orthopedic implants and technologies aimed at both human and animal health care. Dr. Lescun’s current equine research interests include the use of modeling techniques, biomechanics, advanced imaging and bone properties to assist in fracture risk prediction and prevention in racehorses. As a faculty member, Dr. Lescun enjoys teaching surgery and mentoring veterinary students, surgical residents and graduate students. Dr. Lescun is active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the ACVS Foundation.