Pamela A. Hess, D.V.M | Faculty

Dean of the School of Equine Studies, Associate Professor of Equine Studies

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School of Equine Studies

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University


Pamela A. Hess, D.V.M. is the Dean of the School of Equine Studies and Associate Professor of Equine Studies at Lake Erie College. She earned her Bachelors of Animal Science degree at the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Dr. Hess completed a one-year Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University and a three-year Residency in Equine Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis's School of Veterinary Medicine. She taught Equine Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1992 through 1995 before moving back to her Ohio home. From 1996 to 2012 she owned and operated Western Reserve Equine Medical Services, Inc. where she practiced equine and camelid veterinary medicine. In 2009 she joined the faculty of Lake Erie College and became the Dean of the School of Equine Studies in 2012.

About Her Program

The Equine Studies program at Lake Erie College is a great place for focused experiential learning, combining the classroom with the horse barn and the equine facility all at the same location. Our faculty is dedicated to excellence both in the ring and in the classroom, and reaches out to the student to provide a personal educational experience designed to prepare the student for a rewarding career in the equine industry.

Favorite Thing about LEC?

We have wonderful students here that are so passionate about working with horses and learning about them. Our working herd of about 50 school horses right here so conveniently located next to our classrooms make an experiential education enjoyable for faculty and students.