Dr. Jerry Torrison
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jan Williams, College of
Veterinary Medicine, 612-624-6228
New faculty member joins
College of Veterinary Medicine
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (Dec. 14, 2004) - Jerry Torrison, D.V.M., Ph.D., has joined
the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine as an
associate clinical professor in Veterinary Population Medicine Department and
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
With his appointment, Dr. Torrison was awarded the W.T.S.
Thorp Scholarship for advanced training in food animal diagnostic pathology and
laboratory medicine. His duties will include diagnostic service for food animal
clients of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, teaching professional students
in the D.V.M. curriculum, and collaborative applied research focused on
important diseases of food animals.
"Dr. Torrison brings a unique understanding of
contemporary swine production, epidemiology - including records analysis -
veterinary practice, and infectious disease control and eradication," said Jim
Collins, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
"His unique experience in education, agribusiness, and
veterinary practice will greatly support our department's teaching mission,"
said Trevor Ames, D.V.M.,
chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine Department.
Dr. Torrison received his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees from
the University of Minnesota and is a diplomate of the American College of
Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota,
he was a consultant with Swine Vet Center, P.A., in St. Peter, Minn., for six
years and health assurance manager at PIC, an international supplier of pig
breeding stock, for five years. In 1993, he was a Fogarty Fellow at the Station
de Pathologic Porcine in Ploufragan, France.
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