WVC Announces Anthony Pease as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer

Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR, has accepted the position of WVC Chief Veterinary Medical Officer to commence May 15, 2017. A champion of veterinary education for over 14 years, Dr. Pease has worked at Michigan State University since 2008 and is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Small Animal and Large Animal Clinical Sciences department since 2014. He has served in various capacities as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology since 2005 and has held vast Administrative positions including Past-President of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (2015); President of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (2014); PresidentElect of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (2013), Executive Council Member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (2009-2012) and Chair of the Clinical Programs Committee for Michigan State University (2013-2017).

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Pease to WVC,” said David Little, CEO. “His dedication to lifelong learning will complement WVC’s ongoing mission to provide quality continuing education to veterinary professionals. Dr. Pease will lead WVC’s educational program, ensuring relevancy and innovation within our curriculum across the Annual Conference, Hands-on Labs at WVC’s Oquendo Center, On the Road and career building courses, as well as new initiatives.” Dr. Pease is a highly sought-after global keynote speaker and author or coauthor of 55 scientific articles, 19 scientific abstracts, 15 book chapters, and a recipient of numerous research grants and awards since 2000.

Over the last five years, Dr. Pease has taught a basic, intermediate and advanced ultrasound course at WVC’s Oquendo Center. “I am thrilled to join the WVC team and lead the veterinary curriculum for its world-renowned clinical facility, the Oquendo Center. This appointment is in lockstep to further educate, challenge and train global veterinary professionals as I’ve done throughout my career,” stated Dr. Pease.

Dr. Pease follows the five-year tenure of Don Waldron, DVM, DACVS, who led WVC’s educational program during substantial growth and has contributed greatly to the veterinary community through his work with WVC as an Education Manager, Director of the Board, and Chief Veterinary Officer. Dr. Waldron will step down from his role May 15 and will continue on as a consultant over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.

Dr. Pease hails from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD where he received his Bachelor of Science degree (1995); Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1999) and a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science (2000). In addition to his new duties, Dr. Pease is the Lead Instructor for two upcoming Hands-on Labs at WVC’s Oquendo Center this year: Intermediate Abdominal Ultrasound, August 5-7; and Intensive Abdominal Ultrasound, October 27-29. Participants can earn 24 hours of continuing education hours in either course. For more information visit wvc.org/ce.