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Oklahoma State hires UF professor as dean

Dr. Carlos A. Risco will lead the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Oklahoma State hires UF professor as dean
Dr. Carlos A. Risco

Large animal specialist Carlos A. Risco, DVM, DACT, has been named dean of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

The appointment, approved Oct. 20, takes Dr. Risco away from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his DVM in 1980 and currently serves as a professor and chairman of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Dr. Risco is expected to start in Stillwater in March 2018 and will be paid $300,000 a year.

“The strong culture of scholarship, outstanding curriculum and the multidisciplinary approach to improve both animal and human health has led to the excellent reputation of the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences,” he said.

“As dean, I look forward to working with our talented faculty and staff to continue progress in the center’s role as a regional, national and international leader in veterinary medical education, research, and service.”

Dr. Risco will replace interim dean Chris Ross, DVM, Ph.D. Dr. Ross took over from former dean Jean E. Sander, DVM, DACPV, who left in 2016 to become senior technical services poultry veterinarian at Zoetis Inc.

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