Professor of Equine Medicine Named Interim Chair

PULLMAN, Wash. — Professor Warwick M. Bayly has been named interim chair of the Department
of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Bayly succeeds Shirley Johnston, who recently left the university to accept a position as the founding
dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, Calif. He
will serve as chair until the position is filled with a permanent appointment.
Bayly, 46, was the named the first, four-year Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine
Medicine in 1995 in WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the college’s associate dean for
continuing education.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Bayly earned his veterinary degree from Melbourne University
in 1974. He served residencies in equine medicine and surgery at both Texas A & M and Ohio State
Universities. While at Ohio State, he also earned a master’s degree in 1979 before coming to WSU.