David Wilson, DVM, MS, DACVS, retired from his role as director of the Veterinary Health Center at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Wilson spent his 33-year veterinary career at Mizzou since completing a residency in equine surgery at the University of Illinois in 1988. He began as a clinical instructor of equine surgery, became a full professor in 2006, and has served as service leader for Equine Medicine and Surgery, director of equine research at Middlebush Farm, and associate chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Since 2008 he has led the Veterinary Health Center as the director.
In a show of appreciation, the University of Missouri will recognize Wilson’s contributions to the education of students and the profession of veterinary medicine by naming the Dr. David A. Wilson Equine Surgery Suite in his honor. This equine orthopedic surgery suite, located on the first floor of the MU Equine Hospital, is a 580-square foot sterile surgery suite.
A party to celebrate Wilson’s retirement was held on August 26 with many of his colleagues in attendance.