Professor of Wildlife and Ecological Toxicology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Val Beasley earned a DVM from Purdue University and was a small animal practitioner for six years in New Jersey and Ohio. After a residency and PhD in toxicology, he taught several courses at the University of Illinois, helped start the first animal poison control center, and led research into mycotoxins, cyanobacterial toxins, plant toxins, pesticides, metals, and amphibian declines. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. He was Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Assistant Department Head. He founded the Envirovet program, serving almost 500 individuals from ~50 nations, and was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Kenya.
He joined Pennsylvania State University as Head of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, and continues as Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, & Ecological Toxicology. He helped introduce ecosystem health to veterinary medicine, wrote about One Health, and contributed to One Health programs with the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, the State of Pennsylvania, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.