College of Veterinary Medicine

Nicki Wise Named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Veterinary Medicine 


Clemson University has named Nicki Wise, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (LA), associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

 Wise will serve as a member of Dean Steven Marks’ leadership team and as a member of the college’s executive committee. In her new role, Wise will oversee the DVM program to ensure all accreditation standards required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) are fully met. Wise will also lead admissions, recruitment and the myriad academic affairs responsibilities for the college.  

“Nicki will be an important part of our team at this important stage in the development of the state of South Carolina’s first college of veterinary medicine and our college moving forward,” said Dean Steven Marks. “Her energy, experiences and passion for state of South Carolina’s people and animals are like an accelerator on the engine of great partnerships needed for the college.” 

About Nicki Wise, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (LA) 
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Wise grew up in Walterboro, S.C., and after earning her B.S. in biology from Winthrop University, she was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating large animal internship at Texas A&M followed by an equine internal medicine residency and master’s degree at Washington State University.  

Wise became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010 and then remained at Washington State University to pursue a Ph.D. under the USDA Agriculture Research Service. She joined the faculty as an associate professor at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 in the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. She was promoted to professor in 2019 and was later appointed to the role of associate dean of year four clinical training.  

Wise began her new position on January 2, 2024.  

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