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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

02-07-07

Contacts:

Dr. John U. Thomson, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-9860, thomson@iastate.edu

Dr. Sally Prickett, Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, (515) 294-4530, drsally@iastate.edu

Tom Ligouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-4257, ligouri@iastate.edu

Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778, tbarron@iastate.edu

New director named for Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State University

AMES Iowa - Dr. Sally Brown Prickett has been named director of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Prickett assumed her duties on Feb. 1.

Prickett, formerly of Glenwood, Iowa, was business manager and practitioner at the Prickett Veterinary Clinic and manager of Prickett Quarter Horses and Thurston Farms.

As director, Prickett will manage the clinical services, biosecurity and business operations of the veterinary teaching hospital. She will provide leadership to the hospital's more than 110 clinical specialists, clerical staff, business staff and veterinary technicians. Prickett also will serve as chief liaison to referring veterinarians and clients, state and regional veterinary organizations and state veterinary medical associations in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

"We are looking forward to Dr. Prickett leading the veterinary hospital as its director," said Dr. John U. Thomson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. "Her business, private practice, and customer service experience, nationally recognized expertise and involvement in the profession make her highly qualified to lead our efforts during this time of rapid expansion of facilities and services."

Prickett received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1972 and is licensed in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas. She was a member of the original Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and has served as its chief commission veterinarian since 1989. She is a member of the state Agricultural Products Advisory Committee. Prickett is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, serving on its clinic accreditation and administrative rules task forces. Prickett was chairperson of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Examining Board from 1982 to 1987.

"This is an exciting time to be part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and in particular, the veterinary teaching hospital," Prickett said. "With a marvelous new facility under construction and a number of major renovations in planning, I am looking forward to working with a truly capable team. We will continue to develop the quality working and learning environment and the hospital procedures that will take full advantage of our improved facilities and equipment. This state-of-the-art hospital and veterinary medical equipment will enable our faculty and staff to better serve the needs of our students, referring veterinarians and patients."

The veterinary hospital treats more than 18,500 cases annually, including dogs, cats, wildlife, horses, cattle and other food animal species. It is undergoing a major expansion program with a 55,000-square-foot addition for large animal and equine medicine. Prickett will oversee the move-in and start-up operations of the new hospital. She will also lead the planning of a second phase of hospital modernization and the outreach, development and strategic planning activities for future expansion of the hospital's clinical services.

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Sally Pricket

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Dr. Sally Brown Prickett has been named director of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State. Prickett, who started Feb. 1, manages the clinical services, biosecurity and business operations of the veterinary teaching hospital. Formerly of Glenwood, Iowa, Prickett was business manager and practitioner at the Prickett Veterinary Clinic and manager of Prickett Quarter Horses and Thurston Farms. She received her DVM from Iowa State in 1972. She was a member of the original Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and has served as its chief commission veterinarian since 1989. She is a member of the state Agricultural Products Advisory Committee.

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"We are looking forward to Dr. Prickett leading the veterinary hospital as its director. Her business, private practice and customer service experience, nationally recognized expertise and involvement in the profession make her highly qualified to lead our efforts during this time of rapid expansion of facilities and services."

-Dr. John U. Thomson
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine