The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed Dr. Donald L. Reynolds (DVM, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists) to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Reynolds' six-year term will begin in August 2008.
"The UPEI community is very pleased to welcome Dr. Reynolds to our campus and province," says UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. "As one of only 33 Deans of Veterinary Medicine in North America, Dr. Reynolds is a member of a distinct group whose expertise and vision play a key role in veterinary medicine education, the development of this much-respected profession and its role in relation to public health, food safety, and animal health and welfare."
Reynolds is currently the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Iowa StateUniversity's College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the school's Associate Director of the Veterinary Medical Research Institute, and Assistant Director of Iowa State University's Agricultural Experiment Station. He also holds the position of Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine.
"UPEI has an impressive track record of growth and a remarkable commitment to quality education," says Reynolds. "I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Atlantic Veterinary College and the University as a whole throughout my term as Dean."
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Reynolds completed his Bachelor of Science (1977), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (1981) and PhD (1986) at The Ohio State University. His past research interests have focussed on avian medicine and food safety.
Reynolds will succeed Dr. Timothy H. Ogilvie who will complete two successful terms as Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College this summer.
"Dr. Tim Ogilvie's leadership and vision have contributed significantly to the development of the Atlantic Veterinary College and our Atlantic region," says MacLauchlan. "Dr. Ogilvie's spirit of collaboration and ability to move forward the priorities of the Atlantic VeterinaryCollege at UPEI have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a well-respected, effective leader."