FROM THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
W.G. Van Alstine, DVM, PhD
Effective July 1,
2000, Dr. Stephen Hooser will be assuming much
of the leadership role as Assistant Director of the Animal
Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. This change in leadership
will allow me the time to resume my duties as a pathologist
and to pursue a new direction in research at the ADDL and
within the School
of Veterinary Medicine.
I consider it an honor and a privelege to have served the
past ;18 months as Assistant Director. The faculty and staff
of the ADDL are a dynamic group and are dedicated to excellence
in veterinary diagnostics service, teaching, and research.
They are a tremendous asset to Indiana
veterinarians, the Indiana
animal-owning public and our Indiana
animal industries. I thank Drs. Thacker, Rebar, Woodson and
Lechtenburg for the opportunity to serve as Assistant Director;
I have enjoyed the challenge of ADDL administration.
Dr. Hooser is a toxicologist and a Diplomate of the ABVT.
He received his DVM degree from the University
of Illinois in
1982 and his PhD degree from from the same school in 1989.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of
Veterinary Pathobiology and the Chief of Toxicology Services
in the ADDL. He has several active research projects in toxicology
and has been active in the area of toxicology in several national
and international organizations such as the American Association
of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
Im sure Steve will do an excellent job in helping Dr.
Thacker with the leadership of the ADDL. I hope you will
joint me in welcoming Dr. Hooser to this position and lend
him all your supports.
As always, we are just a phone call, fax, or email away.
Let us hear from you!