Get to Know

Get to Know Leyi Wang

Leyi Wang, DVM, PhD, DACVM, has been a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine since July 2017.

Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: 

Veterinary virologist of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

What is your favorite part of your job? 

Case investigation and novel pathogen discovery

My most memorable day at work was…

When I received my first external grant award for a clinical diagnostic related project.

What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work?

In May of this year, I started jogging. I have run almost 800 km so far and am registered for a half Marathon next year.

Do you have any pets?

I have one painted turtle.

painted turtle
Professor Wang’s painted turtle