Dr. Ralph C. Richardson joined Kansas State University Olathe as the Dean and CEO in August 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Internal Medicine) and a Charter Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Oncology).
Dr. Richardson has been at Kansas State University since 1998, primarily in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He came to K-State after one year of private practice in Miami, Fla. and 22 years at Purdue University, leaving there as Professor and Head of the Clinical Sciences Department. During that time he consulted in private practice in Chicago, IL.Dr. Richardson graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. He served as a captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps from 1970 to 1972. He fulfilled an Internship at Purdue University in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 1973 and a Residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1975. In 1978 Dr. Richardson completed a Training Program in Clinical Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center-Kansas City.
Dr. Richardson is Past President of the Veterinary Cancer Society, the Specialty of Oncology in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. He is a member of numerous professional veterinary medical associations and organizations.
Dr. Richardson and his wife Beverly have three grown children and live in Olathe, Kansas.