Kansas vet college names head of anatomy, physiology department

Dr. Hans Coetzee will assume his duties as head of the anatomy and physiology department in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in October

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Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has named Hans Coetzee, BVSc, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAW, Dipl. ACVCP, department head of anatomy and physiology. He will assume his duties on Oct. 1.

Dr. Coetzee was a College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member from October 2005 to July 2011, leaving to join Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a professor and section leader for its pharmacology analytical support team.

“We are very pleased to have Dr. Coetzee return to Kansas State University and assume a leadership role in our college,” said Tammy Beckham, dean of the college. “He has a great wealth of experience as researcher, instructor and administrator in cattle health, animal welfare and pharmacology. Dr. Coetzee is committed to institutional success with a sound record of leadership in the areas of research support and sponsored funding, institutional service, outreach, teaching and professional practice.”

Coetzee is a member of many associations, including the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, American Veterinary Medical Association and American Society of Animal Science, to name a few.

Coetzee has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and received more than $7 million in research funding.

“It is very exciting to have a chance to come back to Kansas State University and an honor to have been selected to serve as the department head for anatomy and physiology,” Coetzee said. “I am humbled to join a department where there are many talented faculty members who do outstanding work teaching foundational skills to the next generation of veterinarians. Researchers here are also focused on solving some of the world’s most complex biomedical challenges at a time when competition for funding resources has never been more intense. I look forward to working with faculty to identify new opportunities to better meet the needs of our veterinary students and to expand our research portfolio.”

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