Degrees and Specialties



President, Instructor



Training and Background


AB - Dartmouth College
VMD - University of Pennsylvania
PhD - University of Pennsylvania
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal) -residency, University of Pennsylvania
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

Duncan Ferguson is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and past Department Head of Comparative Biosciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  He also served as the Program Director for the residency in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.  Prior to his time at the University of Illinois, he served on the veterinary faculty of Cornell University and the University of Georgia for a combined 24 years prior to taking the position of department head which he served from 2006-2016.  In 1991, he was a co-founder of Veterinary Information Network, Inc., the first distance learning and consulting online community for the veterinary profession. He coordinated its Continual Education division until 1999. 

His basic and clinical research research interests are in thyroid physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, obesity and diabetes mellitus, and veterinary clinical pharmacology.  His educational research interest are in techniques encouraging critical thinking and clinical problem-solving.

Dr. Ferguson received the 2021 Teaching Award from the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.