Dr. Susan Tornquist
At-Large Director, Region I (U.S.)
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