Dr. Susan Tornquist 


Dr. Tornquist is the Lois Bates Acheson Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

She received her DVM from Colorado State University in 1985 and spent six years working in a small animal private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed a clinical pathology residency and PhD at Washington State University and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology) in 1994.

Tornquist joined the faculty at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 as an assistant professor of clinical pathology and head of the clinical pathology laboratory, and she is currently a professor of clinical pathology. She was appointed associate dean of Student and Academic Affairs at Oregon State University in 2005, became interim dean in October 2013 and was named permanent dean in April 2016.

Dr. Tornquist’s research has focused on comparative hematology and cytology, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases, especially of camelids. She has an interest in innovative methods of pedagogy in veterinary education.