Dr. Willie M. Reed currently serves as Dean Emeritus, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University, a role he has held since July 2024. Prior to his current role Dr. Reed served as Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University (January 2007 – June 2024), Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Chairperson of the Department of Diagnostic Investigation (1997 – December 2006) and Director of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (1990 – December 2006) at Michigan State University. Previously Dr. Reed served as chief of Purdue's Avian Diseases Diagnostic Service (1985 – 1990), assistant professor of veterinary pathology (1982 – 1987) and associate professor of veterinary pathology (1987-1990). Dr. Reed has more than 40 years of experience in animal health and veterinary medicine, including marketing of diagnostic services for diagnostic laboratories, gained during his tenure at Purdue University and Michigan State University, and as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and Charter Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

Dr. Reed has served as President of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, President of the American Association of Avian Pathologists and Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Research. He has served on a number of committees for the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Reed has a DVM from Tuskegee University and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from Purdue University. Dr. Reed’s experience and expertise in veterinary medicines, diagnostics and vaccines and his thought leadership in the animal health community make him a valuable member of our Board.