OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Spring 1995 Volume 17, No.
FACULTY APPOINTED TO ENDOWED CHAIRS
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Dr. Anthony Confer Professor and Head Veterinary Pathology
Dr. Michael Collier
Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Anthony Confer, professor and head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, was appointed to the new En¬ dowed Chair in Food Animal Research. Dr. Confer joined the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine faculty as an asso¬ ciate professor in 1981, attained the rank of professor in 1985, and was named head of the department in 1986.
Prior to this he held a postdoctoral traineeship at the National Institutes of Health at The Ohio State University; served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-76, where he was assigned to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C; held a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, University of Missouri- Columbia; and served as associate professor of veterinary pathology at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Confer received his B.S. in bio¬ logical science in 1971, and his D.V.M. in 1972, both from Oklahoma State Univer¬ sity. He received his M.S. in veterinary pathology in 1974 from The Ohio State
University, and his Ph.D. in microbiology in 1978 from the University of Missouri- Columbia.
He was named a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Patholo¬ gists in 1977, and his memberships in¬ clude the American Veterinary Medical Association, Phi Zeta, Association of Department Chairpersons of Veterinary Pathology, and Sigma Xi. His is the au¬ thor of over 100 scientific journal articles, numerous abstracts, and book chapters.
Dr. Michael Collier, professor of equine surgery, was appointed to the Oxiey-Biggs Chair in Equine Sports Medicine. Dr. Collier received his D.V.M. degree with distinction from Washington State University in 1972. He joined the faculty at OSU College of Veterinary Med¬ icine in 1986 as an associate pro fessor and chief of equine medicine and sur¬ gery, and attained the rank of professor in 1988.
He was named a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986. His professional memberships
include Sigma Xi, American Veterinary medical Association, American Associa¬ tion of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Veterinary Radiologists, American Association of Veterinary An¬ esthesiologists, and the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Collier has traveled throughout the U.S., Australia and South America as a clinical consultant. He is the author of 50 refereed articles, numerous abstracts and book reviews, and autotutorial films.
Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, he worked at privately owned ranches in Hawaii and Washington. He also held appointments as an assistant researcher at the University of Hawaii; resident in¬ structor in equine surgery in the Depart¬ ment of Large Animal Surgery and Medi¬ cine at Michigan State University; assistant professor of surgery. Large Animal Clinic, Cornell University; and adjunct assistant professor of veterinary medicine in orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.