July 31, 2023
University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Latha Ramchand announced today that Leah Cohn has been named interim dean for the MU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Cohn previously served as the interim associate dean for academic and student affairs in the CVM. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Cohn earned a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee and then undertook specialty training and earned a doctoral degree at North Carolina State University. She is a board-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine and has been section chief of small animal internal medicine at the MU Veterinary Health Center for more than 15 years. She also served as associate chair for the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from 2008 until 2022.
Cohn is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading researchers on the tick-borne disease Cytauxzoon felis, commonly known as bobcat fever.
A national search for a permanent dean will begin right away with plans to name a permanent dean by the start of the spring 2024 semester.