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Allen Named Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Date: 6/24/2009 12:29 pm

AUBURN , Ala. – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has named Douglas Allen, D.V.M., as director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Allen, who began April 1, manages the clinical and administrative functions of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

Clinical Science Department Head Jamie Bellah applauded the appointment citing Allen’s impressive credentials. “Dr. Allen is an internationally known academician recognized for his expertise in equine surgery and for his contributions and leadership as director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Georgia.  He previously served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians which is a national organization that supports the management and instructional goals of veterinary colleges,” said Dr. Bellah.

Allen has received awards from veterinary students for his clinical teaching.  “We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Allen’s leadership experience serving as our hospital director,” said Timothy R. Boosinger, dean.

A graduate of Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Allen is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He succeeds Dr. John Saidla who became director of Auburn’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2000.

Auburn is one of 32 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada, enrolling nearly 380 students in its doctor of veterinary medicine degree program, as well as more than 90 graduate students in its graduate biomedical science program.

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