Past Interview

Dean Herbert E. Whitely, DVM

Dr. Herb Whitely
As the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, Dr. Whitely is both a careful observer of the trends in veterinary teaching, as well as helping to set those trends.

He trained in comparative pathology,and he is a strong proponent of veterinary medicine as a discipline that embraces the spectrum of biomedical science, studying life forms from bacteria and toxins to all animal species as well as sciences from complex molecular biology and epidemiology to applied medicine and public health.

He talks about the education of veterinarians today and how it has evolved over the past 20 years.

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Bio

Dr. Whitely is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. In this leadership position, he is both a careful observer of the trends in veterinary teaching, as well as helping to set those trends.

Dr. Whitely trained in comparative pathology,and he is a strong proponent of veterinary medicine as a discipline that embraces the spectrum of biomedical science, studying life forms from bacteria and toxins to all animal species as well as sciences from complex molecular biology and epidemiology to applied medicine and public health.

Herb’s background includes a DVM from Purdue University, a PhD from Colorado State University, diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and 11 years on the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by 7 years as a department head and diagnostic laboratory director at the University of Connecticut.

Since returning to Illinois as dean in 2001, Herb has focused on strategic planning. The top priorities at Illinois are ensuring excellence in the veterinary curriculum, fostering research with health applications, developing the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, and establishing the Illinois Center for One Medicine, One Health.

Dean Herbert E. Whitely, DVM
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