Dr. Susan J. Tornquist is the Lois Bates Acheson Dean of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.
She was in a private small animal practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for six years before completing a residency program in veterinary clinical pathology at Washington State University and becoming board-certified in veterinary clinical pathology.
Dr. Tornquist has been a faculty member at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996, where she has been an assistant professor, associate professor, professor and head of the clinical pathology section. In 2005, she became the associate dean for student and academic affairs. Her research focused on infectious and metabolic diseases, primarily in camelids and innovative teaching methods in veterinary education.
Dr. Tornquist has served as president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and is currently the past-president of the American College of Veterinary Pathology where she still serves on the board of directors. She is a past region I at-large director of the AAVMC and has served on multiple AAVMC committees, including chairing the academic affairs and the admissions committees.
Dr. Tornquist received a BA in political philosophy from Michigan State University, a BS and MS in biology from the University of New Mexico, a DVM from Colorado State University in 1985 and a PhD in veterinary pathology from Washington State University in 1996.