Degrees and Specialties




Training and Background

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.

DVM, Purdue University
PhD, University of Illinois
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (residency, University of Illinois