An Ohio State University alumnus has returned to Columbus as executive director and chief medical officer of the Veterinary Medical System.
The appointment of Roger B. Fingland, DVM, MS, MBA, Dipl. ACVS, to the newly created position puts him in charge of veterinary hospitals in Columbus, Dublin and Marysville, Ohio. He also will oversee clinical laboratories, Finley Farm in Madison County, and veterinary work done on Ohio’s prison farms, the university announced today.
Dr. Fingland had been executive associate dean at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and director of KSU’s Veterinary Health Center.
“Dr. Fingland is considered by his peers as one of the most innovative, forward-thinking, accomplished and highly respected leaders in academic veterinary medicine,” said Rustin Moore, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVS, dean of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Fingland also will serve as executive associate dean and as a tenured professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences.
He earned his bachelor’s and veterinary degrees from the University of Missouri and his master’s degree from Ohio State in 1985.
Fingland’s clinical interests are in small animal cardiovascular and respiratory surgery, according to his Kansas State biography. He developed a surgical technique for the treatment of tracheal collapses in dogs, KSU added.