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UC DAVIS UPDATE
Dr. Michael Lairmore Steps Down
as Dean at UC Davis
Rob Warren and Trina Wood, UC Davis Communications Officers
D
r. Michael Lairmore has stepped down as
dean of the UC Davis School of Veterinary
Medicine after 10 years. Brought on
in 2011, Dr. Lairmore served two 5-year terms
as dean. Longtime faculty member and executive
associate dean Dr. John Pascoe will serve as
interim dean while a nationwide search continues
for Dr. Lairmore's replacement.
When Dr. Lairmore was recruited as dean in 2011, he
was struck with the enormity of the job and the remarkable
people and programs he would lead.
" I kept uncovering new, exciting aspects of the school,
from outstanding research, educational and clinical programs
to renowned diagnostic laboratory networks protecting
the food supply, " Dr. Lairmore said.
Dr. Lairmore led the veterinary school on a strategic
planning process that enhanced current units, added
important new programs in faculty, staff, and student
development, brought in new leadership, expanded student
services infrastructure, and enhanced communication,
marketing, and development activities.
Under Dr. Lairmore's leadership, the school has
reached new heights that have brought global recognition,
including top placements in US News & World
Report and QS World University rankings. It was well
deserved when UC Davis Chancellor Gary May praised
Dr. Lairmore publicly as " the best dean of veterinary
medicine in the business. "
Through his leadership, UC Davis made major
advances in student diversity, and he significantly
expanded the number of women in leadership positions.
Since 2011, he guided the school to record fundraising
years. He launched the largest capital campaign effort in
the history of the school to complete a masterplan that
includes a new Veterinary Medical Center.
Dr. Lairmore was committed to finding new ways for
the faculty, residents, students, and staff of the school to
contribute to the health of animals and people while
being good stewards of the environment and the economy
of California. His goals included building missionfocused
programs that continue to provide outstanding
education for society-ready veterinarians and produce
innovative research findings to address important problems
ranging from clinical veterinary medicine to public
health.
Dean Lairmore earned his Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree from the University of Missouri
before working as a dairy and small animal veterinarian.
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Michael Lairmore, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVM
Following private practice, he completed a residency
and PhD program in experimental pathology at Colorado
State University. He is board certified in veterinary
anatomic pathology as well as veterinary virology and
immunology. He is a member of numerous prestigious
national boards and committees and is one of the few
veterinarians elected as a Member of the National Academy
of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy
of Sciences. He is also a Fellow in the American
Academy of Microbiology and the American Association
for the Advancement of Sciences and has received
numerous teaching and research awards throughout his
career. Dr. Lairmore is a scientist who bridges multiple
disciplines to address basic questions related to viral
causes of cancer. His research has provided significant
breakthroughs in the biology of human retroviruses and
the understanding of viral-associated carcinogenesis. He
has authored or co-authored 190 scientific publications.
" This past decade, I have had the privilege to serve as
dean and experience the impact of our many research,
teaching, clinical, and service programs, " said Dr. Lairmore.
" My experiences in leading the school reflected
our goals to educate the next generation of veterinary
leaders, while pushing the envelope of discovery to create
novel treatments, uncover new disease mechanisms,
and address societal needs. I am forever grateful for the
opportunity, and the friends and colleagues I have gained
along the way. I will always cherish the memories of
these past 10 years, confident that as I pass the baton on
to the next administration, the school will continue to
build from its past to forge a bold new future. " P
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Pulse - August 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - August 2021

August 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
Pulsepoints
SCVMA Profile
Everybody’s Hiring... or Trying To
Practical Pathology
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - August 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - August 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - August 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - August 2021 - SCVMA Profile
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Pulse - August 2021 - Everybody’s Hiring... or Trying To
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Pulse - August 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - August 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - August 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - August 2021 - Tools for Success
Pulse - August 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - August 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - August 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - August 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - August 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
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