Lunn, Lisa

Dr. Lisa Lunn, DVM

Associate Professor Veterinary Medicine - Food Animal Emphasis and Large Animal Extension Veterinarian

Teaching Interests

Food Animal Medicine

Metabolic diseases of ruminants

Neonatal diseases of ruminants

One Health Initiative

Farm Animal Welfare


1999 - »DVM (Veterinary Medicine): Kansas State University

2000 - »Internship (Food Animal Medicine and Surgery):» Kansas State University

2004 - »Residency (Large Animal Internal Medicine):» Michigan State University

Dr. Lunn joined UAF in April 2014 with a dual appointment in the Department of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and the department of Natural Resources and Extension.» Along with educating veterinary students, she will be working to develop veterinary extension programs for the advancement of animal agriculture in Alaska.»

Dr. Lunn has extensive experience working with ruminants (cows, goats, sheep, and camelids).» After graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she acquired additional training with an internship in food animal medicine and surgery (Kansas State University) and a residency in large animal internal medicine (Michigan State University).» Post residency, she worked for five years at Michigan State as a Clinical Assistant Professor, providing clinical training to veterinary students, and was named Division Chief of Food Animal.» In 2009 she joined the faculty of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine as Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine, and in 2010, was appointed Program Director of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery.» During her tenure at SGUSVM, the school was granted full accreditation from the AVMA - only the second Caribbean school to achieve this honor.

Along with general food animal medicine, primary teaching interests include metabolic diseases of ruminants and neonatal disease.» Promoting the One Health Initiative is also a focus.» »In her role with Cooperative Extension, she hopes to help Alaskan producers in their efforts to improve animal health and welfare, and to aid in the promotion of the farm-to-table food movement – encouraging local food purchase and sustainability.