Holly Bender, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP

Director, Office of Educational Research Development


Instructional Focus

Clinical Pathology

Office Hours

Office hours by appointment.

Academic/Professional Bio

Dr. Bender has extensive experience as a veterinary clinical pathologist, faculty member, faculty developer, and educational researcher. She brings with her thirty-one years as a practicing faculty clinical pathologist and twenty-two years of experience conducting collaborative educational research with multidisciplinary teams of educators.

Educational Background

  • Morrill Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, CVM, Iowa State University (ISU)
  • Associate Director, ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
  • Director, ISU Preparing Future Faculty Program
  • Director, ISU Graduate Student Teaching Certificate Program
  • Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, CVM, ISU
  • Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, CVM, ISU
  • Associate Professor, DBSP, VMRCVM, Virginia Tech
  • Director, Biomedical Informatics Research Group, Virginia Tech
  • Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory, VMRCVM, Virginia Tech
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, VMRCVM, Virginia Tech
  • Clinical Instructor, DVBCS, VMRCVM, Virginia Tech
  • Veterinary Practitioner, mixed animal practice

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Current Memberships

  • Team-Based Learning Collaborative
  • American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP)
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
  • American Veterinary Medical Society (AVMA)
  • Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society