Graduate Faculty

Pamela Adkins, assistant professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, The Ohio State University, MS, PhD, University of Missouri.
Bob Backus*, associate professor, diplomate ACVN, DVM, MS, PhD, University of California – Davis.
Corinne Bromfield, assistant extension professor, DVM, University of Florida.
Jeffrey Bryan*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DVM, University of California-Davis, MS, PhD, University of Missouri.
Alex Bukoski, associate professor, diplomate ACVAA, DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College, PhD, University of Virginia.
Amie Burling, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVPM, diplomate AVBP-Shelter Medicine DVM, University of Missouri, MPH, University of South Florida.
Shirley Chu, assistant clinical professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology), DVM, University of Saskatchewan, PhD, University of Missouri.
Joan R. Coates*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (neurology), DVM, University of Missouri, MS, Auburn University.
Leah A. Cohn*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, University of Tennessee, PhD, North Carolina State University.
John R. Dodam, professor, diplomate ACVAA, DVM, The Ohio State university, MS, PhD, North Carolina State University.
Derek B. Fox, associate professor, diplomate ACVS (small animal), DVM, Michigan State University, PhD, University of Missouri.
Elizabeth Giuliano, professor, diplomate ACVO, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, University of Missouri.
Carolyn J. Henry*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology) DVM, MS, Auburn University.
Austin Hinds, associate professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal) DVM, Mississippi State University, MS, Ohio State University.
Yoshimi Iwaki, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology), diplomate AiCVIM (oncology) DVM, Hokkaido University, MS, Auburn University.
Philip J. Johnson, professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), diplomate ECEIM, MRCVS, BVSc, University of Bristol, MS, University of Illinois.
James Karnia, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVR, DVM, University of Illinois.
Kevin Keegan, professor, diplomate ACVS (large animal), DVM, University of Missouri, MS, University of Illinois.
Joanne Kramer, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVS (large animal), DVM, University of Minnesota.
Jimmy C. Lattimer, associate professor, diplomate ACVR, diplomate ACVRO, DVM, Washington State University, MS, Colorado State University.
Stacey Leach, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (cardiology), DVM, Texas A&M University, MS, University of Missouri
Michael R. Lewis*, professor, MS, California Institute of Technology, PhD, City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
Ji-Hey Lim, assistant professor, diplomate ACVIM (neurology), DVM, PhD, Seoul National University.
Leslie Lyons*, professor, MS, PhD, University of Pittsburg.
Charles Maitz*, assistant professor, diplomate ACVR (radiation oncology), DVM, University of Missouri, PhD, University of Missouri.
F.A. “Tony” Mann, professor, diplomate ACVS (small animal), diplomate ACVECC, DVM, The Ohio State University, MS, Texas A&M University.
Jodi Matheson, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVR, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Megan McCracken, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVS (large animal), DVM, Cornell University, MS, University of Missouri.
Megan Mickelson, assistant professor, diplomate ACVS (small animal), DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John R. Middleton*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, PhD, Washington State University.
Rajiv R. Mohan*, professor, MSc, PhD Lucknow University, India.
Laura Nafe, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal) CVM, MS, University of Missouri
Dennis O’Brien*, Adjunct professor, diplomate ACVIM (neurology), DVM, MS, PhD, University of Illinois.
Craig Payne, associate extension professor, DVM, University of Missouri, MS, Texas A&M.
Bess Pierce, teaching professor, diplomate ABVP (canine and feline), ACVIM (small animal), ACVSMR (canine specialty), DVM, Auburn University.
Scott Poock, associate extension professor, diplomate AVBP (beef and dairy), DVM, University of Wisconsin.
Satyanarayana Rachagani
, Associate Professor, BVSc, Acharya N.G. Randa Agricultural University, India, MVSc, Tamil nadu veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India, PhD, National Dairy Research Institute, India
Carol N. Reinero*
, professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, PhD, University of California-Davis.
Loren Schultz, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVPM (beef), DVM, MS, Kansas State University.
Owen Skinner, assistant professor, diplomate ECVS (small animal), diplomate ACVS (small animal), BVSc, University of Bristol.
Jessica “Lee” Talbott, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology), DVM, Ross University/Oklahoma State University.
Jessica Thiele, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ABVP, DVM, University of Missouri, graduate certificate shelter medicine, University of Florida.
Bryan Torres, associate professor, diplomate ACVS (small animal), PhD, DVM, University of Georgia.
Kile Townsend, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, University of Prince Edward Island, MS, University of Missouri.
Aida Vientos-Plotts, assistant professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, Tuskegee University.
Kelly Wiggen, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (cardiology), DVM, University of Illinois.

* denotes doctoral faculty

Guidelines for Graduate Faculty Membership
Graduate Faculty membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master’s thesis committees, and to vote on graduate education issues brought to the faculty by the Graduate Faculty Senate . In addition, depending on the committee composition, Graduate Faculty may also serve as a member on doctoral examination and dissertation committees. Graduate students do not qualify for Graduate Faculty membership. Graduate Faculty membership is department independent and does not expire. There is a formal application for Graduate Faculty membership, depending on the specific faculty situation. Faculty holding a professorial title are (e.g., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) are automatically eligible, while other faculty may be eligible.  See the Graduate Faculty Membership website for more details and for the required nomination form.

New Graduate Course Proposals
All graduate courses must be taught by a member of the graduate faculty and must be approved by the Graduate Faculty Senate of the University. Graduate faculty members in the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery wishing to teach a new course must contact the VMS Dept. Chair’s Office for a Course Proposal Qualtrics Survey link. You will also be instructed to provide a course syllabus and Instructions for New Course Proposal form. Syllabus Template and the instructions for New Course Proposal form are located at http://www.vms.missouri.edu/curr_comm.htm VMS Dept. Chair’s Office will then create a Course Proposal form for you. The course proposal form and syllabus will then be submitted to the Departmental Director of Graduate Studies and to the Chair of the VMS Graduate Committee .  The graduate committee chair will distribute the materials to the full committee for input; a recommendation for acceptance, modification, or rejection of the new course proposal will be provided to the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  The Department Chair may then sign off on the course proposal, which will be forwarded (both proposal form and syllabus) to the Graduate Faculty Senate for approval. (See University Registrar Curriculum changes for information).

Changes to Graduate Courses
Graduate courses already offered may periodically require significant changes such as an alteration of title, credit hours, prerequisite courses, etc.  Additionally, courses are occasionally dropped from the curriculum altogether.  These changes can be made by contacting the VMS Dept. Chair’s Office and providing an updated course syllabus and list of changes to be made. The VMS Dept. Chair’s Office will then create a Course Change form for you. Course Change form and updated syllabus will them be submitted to the Departmental Director of Graduate Studies and to the Chair of the VMS Graduate Committee .  The committee chair will distribute the materials to the full committee for input; a recommendation for acceptance, modification, or rejection of the course proposal will be provided to the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  The Department Chair may then sign off on the course change, which will be forwarded to the Graduate Faculty Senate for approval. (See University Registrar Curriculum changes for information).

Doctoral Faculty Membership. Information on Doctoral Faculty Membership can be found at http://gfs.missouri.edu/doctoral-faculty/index.php