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  Bayly Appointed Permanent WSU Veterinary College Dean    
 

May 8, 2001

MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Powell, 509/335-7073 or 208/882-1134
cpowell@vetmed.wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Professor Warwick M. Bayly has been named permanent dean of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Warwick Bayly

Dr. Bayly succeeded the previous interim dean, Professor Terry McElwain, as interim dean in January 2000. Dr. McElwain had been interim dean since the retirement of Dean Emeritus Borje Gustafsson in 1998.

Dr. Bayly, 49, has been at WSU for more than 20 years and was named the first, four-year Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine Medicine in 1995. He has also served as the college's associate dean for continuing education and interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences


“There was strong and near unanimous support for Dr. Bayly’s appointment among the faculty and staff of WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Provost Ron Hopkins. “Dr. Bayly has done a remarkable job during his tenure as interim dean.

Dean searches for veterinary colleges have been hampered nationwide by a lack of qualified applicants who choose to pursue an academic administrative career path versus more lucrative career paths in other sectors of veterinary medicine. Two previous searches for a WSU veterinary dean conducted since 1998 were unsuccessful due in large part to this recent trend. Hopkins explained that the WSU central administration and the veterinary college felt there was no reason to initiate another search.

“He’s enthusiastic, a solid administrator, and has a strong background and experience in both research and academics,” said Hopkins. “We are certain his leadership of the college will continue to advance WSU’s place among other world class institutions. With his knowledge and experience, he could easily leave academia and virtually name his price elsewhere in veterinary medicine. We are fortunate he’s chosen to guide the nation’s finest veterinary program at WSU.”

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Bayly earned his veterinary degree from Melbourne University in 1974. He served residencies in equine medicine and surgery at both Texas A & M and Ohio State Universities. While at Ohio State, he also earned a master's degree in 1979 before coming to WSU. He was board certified in large animal internal medicine in 1987. In 1999, Dr. Bayly was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Liege in Belgium. A past president of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Bayly is the current president of the World Equine Veterinary Association.

Charlie Powell, Public Information Officer
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010
ph. 509-335-7073
fax 509-335-2132
email cpowell@vetmed.wsu.edu

 
 
 
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