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Alan H Rebar


Purdue University
Ph.D., Veterinary Pathology
Purdue University


Dr. Dr. Alan H. Rebar received his DVM degree in 1973, and his PhD in 1975, both from Purdue University. Following a brief stay in mixed animal practice, Dr. Rebar served as assistant professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology at Purdue University and later as an experimental pathologist at the Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1979, he returned to Purdue as an Associate Professor and advanced through the ranks to Professor in 1983. He was Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology from 1993-1996; Associate Dean for Research from 1989-1996 and Dean from 1996-2005.

Dr. Rebar's current positions are Purdue University Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Executive Director of Discovery Park at Purdue and Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, a former member of the Council of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, past-president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and the former editor of the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology. He also served as Section Co-Editor of Toxicologic Pathology from 1995-1998 and on the Editorial Boards of American Journal of Veterinary Research from 1983-1985 and Fundamental and Applied Toxicology from 1983-1986.

Dr. Rebar is the author or co-author of 10 books/monographs, 17 textbook chapters, and over 100 scientific articles in the areas of diagnostic cytology, hematology, and inhalation toxicology. He is an internationally recognized expert in clinical laboratory medicine and has presented over 200 invited lectures nationally and internationally. He has consulted widely to the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. In 1986 he served on the National Academy of Sciences Lithium Toxicity Review Board. He also served as a scientific advisor to the Departments of Interior and Justice during the Exxon Valdez Damage Assessment and Restoration Studies and was a member of the Environmental Protection Agency Panel on Pesticide Toxicity from 1992-1996. In 1989 Dr. Rebar received the Award of Merit from the American Animal Hospital Association, and in 1994 he received the Gaines Cycle Fido Award for outstanding contribution to small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Rebar received the 2001 WALTHAM Award given in recognition of outstanding activities or contributions by a veterinarian that has resulted in the improvement of the well-being of companion animals in the international veterinary community.

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