Rustin Moore replaces Lonnie King as Ohio State veterinary dean


Equine expert brings history of administrative experience and professional service to role.

Dr. Rustin MooreRustin M. Moore, DVM, DACVS, PhD, has been named dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2015. He succeeds Lonnie King, DVM, MS, DACVPM, who has been dean for the past six years. 

Moore is currently associate executive dean of the college, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center and director of the college's veterinary research farm. He joined Ohio State's faculty in 2006 as professor of equine medicine and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Moore's clinical interests include equine lameness, surgery and colic and its associated complications, and he has been a principal or co-investigator on approximately 120 funded grants. He has written or co-written more than 15 book chapters, and his work has been published in 120 peer- or editor-reviewed manuscripts and 175 scientific abstracts. He has been a board member for Veterinary Surgery and has reviewed manuscript for several other veterinary journals. He is also a frequent speaker at equine medicine continuing education events.

Moore was a professor at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1994 to 2006. While there, he directed a large-scale rescue effort of nearly 500 horses and other animals during the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He is a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, and he serves on the boards of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, among others.

A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Moore earned a BS degree from West Virginia University and his DVM and PhD from Ohio State.

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