Schleining Receives Armbrust Professorship

Dr. Jennifer Schleining has been named the Scott and Nancy Armbrust Professor at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The professorship medallion was presented to Schleining by Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the veterinary college in a fall ceremony. Schleining is an associate professor and board-certified large animal surgeon at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

After graduating from Iowa State in 2001 with a doctorate of veterinary medicine, Schleining completed an equine surgical and internal medicine internship in Gilbert, Ariz. She returned to her home state of South Dakota to practice mixed animal medicine, prior to completing a second internship in equine surgical and internal medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz. She went on to complete a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State University’s Louis Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital, prior to completing a residency in large animal/equine surgery at Iowa State. Schleining received a master’s degree from Iowa State in 2009.  

Active in organized veterinary medicine, Schleining is the immediate past president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and chair of the farm animal program for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons annual Surgery Summit. She is also active in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Schleining was the 2014 recipient of the William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising, and named a 2014 Miller Faculty Fellow, both at Iowa State. In 2013, she received the Clinical Sciences Teaching Award by the Iowa State student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

“I am extremely honored to be recognized with this professorship,” Schleining said.  “Having previously worked with Dr. Armbrust and his wife, Nancy, through the development of our college’s Clinical Skills Laboratory, I learned first hand our shared dedication and love of the veterinary profession and for veterinary education. This professorship will allow me to advance my skills in both of these areas as we continually strive to make the food animal program at Iowa State University the best program in the country.”