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Veterinary college names new dean


Guelph, ON – Dr Elizabeth Arnold Stone has been appointed dean of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She will become the first woman to head a veterinary school in Canada. Her five-year term begins June 1.

Dr Stone is currently a professor and head of the department of clinical sciences at North Carolina State University. She has also been an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting research assistant professor at the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the Temple University Medical School.

She received her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis, and completed an internship, surgical residency and MS in physiology at the University of Georgia in 1980. She earned a master of public policy at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University in 1993.

A veterinary urologist, Dr Stone has published more than 100 papers, reviews and book chapters, and co-wrote a textbook. Her current research focuses on the neurophysiology of lower urinary tract syndromes. She has also served as president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Stone received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and the Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.