Susan Tornquist is Interim Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Clinical Pathology. She has Bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, an M.S. from the University of New Mexico, a DVM from Colorado State University and residency training and a PhD from Washington State University. She was in a private veterinary practice for 6 years before returning to academia, joined the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1996, and was appointed Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs in 2005.
Dr. Tornquist continues to head a diagnostic clinical pathology lab and provides diagnostic services in addition to teaching several courses in the professional program. Her research has most recently focused on hematology, infectious, and metabolic diseases of camelids, and diagnostic techniques in a variety of animal species.
College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University was established in 1975 with three major areas of responsibility: teaching, research, and public service. The college accepts 40 Oregon residents and sixteen nonresidents into its program each year. Completion of the professional program leads to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree.
Comprehensive research training is provided through graduate programs leading to the master of science or doctor of philosophy degree in comparative veterinary medicine.
The D.V.M. program is supported by two departments: biomedical sciences and large animal clinical services. The college is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association.