UF veterinary college appoints new chair of large animal clinical sciences department
Lester previously served on the department’s faculty between 1991 and 2002 in the area of large animal medicine. He also completed a residency in large animal medicine in 1991, receiving board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1992. In addition, he worked as a locum associate professor at the UF veterinary medical college for six months in 2016.
Lester now serves as an associate professor of equine medicine, head of the equine section and academic chair of the D.V.M. program at Murdoch University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Murdoch, Western Australia. He has been on faculty at Murdoch University since leaving UF in 2002.
He will begin his new position on November 15.
Lester received his veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1983. He worked in veterinary practice at different animal hospitals in the Northern Territory and Western Australia before completing his Ph.D. at Murdoch in 1989. Soon after, he moved to Florida to begin his residency.