Wong Appointed New VCS Department Chair

Dr. David Wong

October 13, 2020

Dr. David Wong, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Sciences at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed as the chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS).

Wong replaces Dr. Rod Bagley in the role as VCS chair. He starts at Iowa State effective January 4, 2021.

A faculty member in equine medicine at Iowa State from 2003-19, Wong served as both a service leader in the Equine Medicine and Field Services Unit and as interim assistant hospital director of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty, Wong completed his residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and worked in private practice for several equine hospitals in Michigan.

Wong earned his DVM from Michigan State University. He is a Diplomate in both the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in equine emergency and critical care at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

“David Wong is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Dr. Dan Grooms, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “His expertise and knowledge of the College of Veterinary Medicine, particularly the VCS department and the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, will prove invaluable to the college in the coming years.”