CORVALLIS, Ore. - Christopher Cebra, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cebra, who has been on the OSU faculty since 1997, has been interim head of the department for the past two years.

"During that time, Dr. Cebra has demonstrated his ability to maintain an active, extramurally funded research program while serving as an effective teacher and administrator," said Cyril Clarke, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. "These accomplishments will allow him to model the practices necessary for faculty success in a clinical academic environment."

With more than 30 academic faculty members, the Department of Clinical Sciences is one of two departments in the college. Faculty have the responsibility for providing clinical service and for teaching a range of clinical subjects to students, including internal medicine, surgery, reproductive sciences, oncology, cardiology, anesthesiology and radiology. The faculty also conduct basic and applied research that has impacts on both animal and human health.

Cebra is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his V.M.D. as well as bachelor's and master's degrees. He also has a second master's degree from Colorado State University.

Before joining the OSU faculty, he worked at Colorado State as a clinical instructor and at Atlantic Veterinary College on Canada's Prince Edward Island as a visiting assistant professor. He has received awards for both teaching and research, and focuses his work on large animal internal medicine, including horses, food animals, llamas and alpacas.

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Cyril Clarke,