Terry F. McElwain

Regents Professor Emeritus at the the College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

Terry McElwain is a Regents Professor Emeritus in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. He served for 22 years as the Executive Director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and was a co-founder of the School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University. Dr. McElwain is the Past President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He was a key architect in the creation and development of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. Dr. McElwain is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is member of the board of directors for the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, which was authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. Dr. McElwain chaired the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Committee on an Analysis of the Requirements and Alternatives for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Capabilities. He has also served on the NRC’s Committee on Assessing the Nation’s Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases and on the Institute of Medicine and the NRC’s Committee for Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin. Dr. McElwain has a long and established research record in the field of veterinary infectious diseases, especially those of agricultural animals. He received his D.V.M. (1980) from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University and his Ph.D. (1986) from Washington State University.