Current Vet Med interim dean announced as third dean finalist


Courtesy of Iowa State University

Pat Halbur was named interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine on April 3. 

Halee Olson

The Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine announced Patrick Halbur, current interim dean of the college, as the third and final finalist for dean of the college. 

According to Halbur’s curriculum vitae, he received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1986, a masters of veterinary pathology in 1992 and Ph.D. of veterinary pathology in 1995. All degrees are from Iowa State. 

According to Halbur’s official dean finalist announcement, he was a private veterinary practitioner in Williamsburg, Iowa before joining the faculty at Iowa State in 1990. 

Halbur served as a professor and the chair of the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) before taking his current role as interim dean. According to his curriculum vitae, as chair he had overall administrative responsibility for all functions of the department and provided leadership, vision and planning.

Halbur also serves as executive director of the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). According to his curriculum vitae, he works to assure the lab remains accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and provides appropriate services to livestock and poultry producers and pet owners in Iowa and the region. 

As the current interim dean of the Vet Med college, Halbur oversees the operation of the college and provides leadership. 

Halbur will hold an open forum on Feb. 19 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in classroom 2532 of the Iowa State Veterinary Medicine complex. This will be the last open forum held for a dean finalist. 

There is a feedback form available for those interested in voicing any strengths or weaknesses they see in Halbur.

More information regarding the hunt for the next Iowa State College of Vet Med dean can be found here.