AMES, Iowa- Iowa State University has a new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Professor Dan Grooms of Michigan State University begins October 1st.
“Dr. Grooms is an accomplished scientist, teacher and leader who will build on the college’s reputation for excellence and the great achievements of our students, faculty and staff,” said President Wendy Wintersteen. “I am confident he will also work effectively with veterinarians across the state, livestock and poultry producers and others who share our passion for animal and human health.”
Grooms, an expert in bovine infectious diseases, earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cornell University and two degrees from The Ohio State University – a veterinary medicine degree and a Ph.D. in veterinary preventive medicine. He joined Michigan State in 1997 and was promoted to his present position in 2014.
“The College of Veterinary Medicine plays a significant role in advancing animal well-being, from companion to production animals, as well as research that helps maintain the safety of our food supply and addresses society’s most pressing human health challenges,” Grooms said. “I am honored and excited for this opportunity to work alongside our talented team to deliver excellence in the teaching, research and service missions of the university and address important problems for our stakeholders globally.”