Holly Bender, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP

Professor, Veterinary Medicine Director, Office of Educational Research and Development Faculty

Holly Bender, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP

Professor, Veterinary Medicine Director, Office of Educational Research and Development Faculty

Academic/Professional Bio

Dr. Bender has extensive experience as a veterinary clinical pathologist, faculty member, faculty developer, and educational researcher. She brings thirty-one years as a practicing faculty clinical pathologist and twenty-two years of experience conducting collaborative educational research leading multidisciplinary teams of educators and software developers with a shared vision and a passion for education. Dr. Bender led the research groups that designed, developed, and implemented an open-source cognitive tool, ThinkSpace, and its predecessors, used in 25 veterinary schools in the US, Canada, Australia, South America, and Europe. ThinkSpace is used widely to support the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine’s innovative curriculum and disciplines including dietetics, food science, animal science, human development, geology, education, physics, English, world languages, statistics, planning, journalism, and engineering.

Board Certification and Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology, Clinical Pathology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Pathology, Virginia Tech
  • Clinical Pathology Residency VMRCVM and the University of Georgia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Michigan State University

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
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