Dr. Rustin Moore is the Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was named dean in 2015. Dr. Moore has served Ohio State as chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, associate dean for Clinical Services and Outreach, and associate executive dean.
He has taught at all levels of the undergraduate, professional and graduate curricula, both at Ohio State and at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he served on the LSU faculty from 1994 to 2006.
His clinical interests include equine lameness, surgery and colic and its associated complications, and his research has led to his being a principal or co-investigator on approximately 120 funded grants. In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than 15 book chapters, and his work has been published in 120 peer- or editor-reviewed manuscripts and 175 scientific abstracts. His service on editor-reviewed boards includes the journal Veterinary Surgery, and he has served as a manuscript reviewer for several additional prestigious journals. He is also a frequently invited speaker at national and international equine veterinary clinical, research and educational symposia.
He has served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, on the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, on the board of regents of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and as an equine health advisory board member for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, among others.
Among his numerous awards, he received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Faculty, and the University’s Distinguished Scholar Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
A native of Spencer, WV, he earned a BS degree from the West Virginia University and both a DVM and PhD from The Ohio State University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.