CookPRESENT POSITIONS
William & Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory
Director of Research, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
University of Missouri                                    (573) 884-4689
1100 Virginia Avenue                                     (573) 882-1760  fax
Columbia, MO 65212                                     
EDUCATION
PhD                 University of Missouri            Pathobiology               1998
DVM               University of Missouri            Veterinary Medicine   1994 (Magna Cum Laude)
BS                   Florida State University          Math Education          1988
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Residency       University of Missouri            Small Animal Surgery                         1995-1998
Internship        University of Minnesota         Small Animal Medicine and Surgery  1994-1995
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Instructor, Small Animal Orthopaedics. Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 1998-1999.
Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 1999-present.
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Orthopaedics. Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 1999-2004.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (human). University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 1999-2005.
Associate Professor, Small Animal Orthopaedics. Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2004-2009.
William C. Allen Endowed Scholar for Orthopaedic Research. School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2004-2008
Division Head, Small Animal Orthopaedics. Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2006-2013.
Adjunct Professor, Pathobiology, University of Missouri, 2000-present.
Adjunct Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, 2007-present
SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION
American College of Veterinary Surgeons     1999
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehab  2010 – Charter Diplomate
AWARDS AND HONORS
Grad Made Good. Florida State University. 2013
World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hill’s Pet Mobility Award. 2013
National Association for Biomedical Research Board of Directors Member. 2012
Phi Zeta Distinguished Service Award. 2011
Keynote Lecturer. Academy of Surgical Research. 2011
Telly Award (Best Not-For-Profit Commercial) for Emma’s Story. 2011
Guest Editor, Clinical Relevant Strategies for Treating Cartilage and Meniscal Pathology, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2011.
One Health Initiative Advisory Board Member. 2010
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence. 2010.
King Day Lecturer. Atlanta Medical Center. 2010
Mentor, Outstanding MS Thesis Award, University of Missouri (Nicole Waters, recipient). 2010.
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Impact Award, 2009.
Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Facilitator of the Year, 2008.
America’s Best Veterinarian, 2007. (National Winner – Morris Animal Foundation-Merial “Thank Your Vet” Award)
University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award. 2007.
Class-selected Faculty Member to hood graduates. 2007.
Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. 2006.
Mentor, Dodge Foundation Frontiers for Veterinary Medicine Fellowship Award (Kelley Thieman, recipient). 2006.
Faculty Mentor-Co-author on American Board of Veterinary Practitioners National Student Case Report Contest First Place Winner (Rebekah Beam, recipient). 2006.
Mentor, Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Research Fellowship Award (Brandon Roller, recipient). 2006.
Class-selected Faculty Member to hood graduates. 2006.
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus of the Year. 2005.
Mentor, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award (Dr. David Greenberg, recipient). 2005.
Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award, College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2005.
William C. Allen Endowed Scholar for Orthopaedic Research. 2004.
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence. 2004.
Class-selected Faculty Member to hood graduates. 2004.
Faculty Mentor-Co-author on American Board of Veterinary Practitioners National Student Case Report Contest First Place Winner (Jill Forinash Luther, recipient). 2004.
Mark S. Bloomberg Lecturer, International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium. 2004.
ORS New Investigator Recognition Award. 2003.
Brinker Lecturer, Michigan Veterinary Conference. 2003.
Empire’s Who’s Who of Professionals. 2002.
Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award (4th year class). 2002.
Class-selected Faculty Member to hood graduates. 2002.
Golden Chalk Award. Graduate Professional Council, University of Missouri. 2001.
Hohn-Johnson Research Award. Veterinary Orthopedic Society. 2001.
Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. 2000.
Class-selected Faculty Member to hood graduates. 2000.
Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award (3rd year class). 1999.
Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award (4th year class). 1999.
Redhage Outstanding Resident Award. 1998.
Class of 1998 Resident Teaching Award. 1998.
Phi Zeta Research Day presentation award (1st). 1998.
University of Missouri Superior Graduate Achievement Award. 1997.
UMC Research & Creative Activities Forum presentation award. 1997.
Phi Zeta National Research Awards, Pi Chapter Candidate. 1997.
Phi Zeta Research Day presentation award (1st). 1997.
Bojrab Research Award. 1996.
Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award. 1996.
Phi Zeta Research Day presentation award. 1994.
Edgar F. Ebert Memorial Award. 1994.
Lucy B. Davis Scholarship in Small Animal Surgery. 1994.
Merck Award. 1994.
Who's who among students in American universities and colleges. 1994.
Hazel and Edgar Ebert Memorial Scholarship. 1993.
A. H. Groth Student Research Award. 1993.
Hazel and Edgar Ebert Memorial Scholarship. 1992.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE
Orthopaedic Research Society. 2000-present.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2003-present.
Veterinary Orthopedic Society. 1995-present.
  • Scientific Program Chair (elected)– 2001-2004
  • President-elect (elected) – 2007-2008
  • President (elected) – 2008-2009
  • Foundation Board of Directors (appointed) – 2008-2009
  • Past-president (elected) – 2009-2010
Osteoarthritis Research Society International. 2001-present.
  • Chair, Canine Osteoarthritis Histology Committee – 2005-2010
International Cartilage Repair Society. 2005-present.
International Tissue Engineering Society. 2002-present.
American College of Veterinary Surgeons.1999-present.
  • Special Techniques in Orthopaedics Seminar Chair (appointed) - 2000
  • Osteoarthritis Seminar Chair (appointed) – 2001
  • Orthopaedic Scientific Session Chair (appointed) – 2002
  • Advanced Arthroscopy Seminar Chair (appointed) – 2003
  • Shoulder and Elbow Seminar Chair (appointed) – 2004
  • Shoulder and Elbow Seminar Chair (appointed) – 2005
  • Poster Session Chair (appointed) - 2006
  • Subspecialties Task Force (appointed) – 2007-2009
  • Journal Advisory Board Chair (elected) – 2010-present
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation – 2010-present
  • Charter Diplomate
  • Residency Committee – 2010-present
  • Board of Directors – 2011-present
  • Vice President – 2011-2012
  • President-elect – 2012-2013
  • President – 2013-2014
Cartilage Restoration Foundation. 2004-present
  • Board Member (elected)
  • Secretary (elected) – 2014-present
Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association. Charter Member. 2006-present
  • Curriculum/University Liaison Committee – 2008-present
  • Communications Committee – 2008-present
Canine Shoulder Society. 2005-2007.
Missouri Veterinary Alumni Association. 1994-present.
  • Vice President (elected) -  2002-2004
  • President-elect (elected) – 2004-2006
  • President (elected) – 2006-2008
Phi Zeta Honor Society, Pi chapter. 1993-present.
  • Awards Committee (appointed) – 2007-2012
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society. 1994-present.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. 1994-present.
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. 1994-present.
American Veterinary Medical Association. 1994-present.
EDITORIAL BOARDS
Journal of Knee Surgery. 2010-present; Associate Editor, Basic Science and Oncology, 2013-present
CD-Canis, North American edition, Vetstream plc, Cambridge, England. 2000.
CD-Felis, North American edition, Vetstream plc, Cambridge, England. 2001.
MANUSCRIPT REVIEW FOR JOURNALS
Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2003-present
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2004-present
Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2006-present
American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006-present
American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2001-present
  • Board of Scientific Reviewers. 2006-2009
Arthritis Research and Therapy. 2006-present
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005-2006
Veterinary Surgery. 2001-present.
  • Associate Editor, Advances in Canine Elbow Disease. 2008-2009.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 1998-2007.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2001-present.
Veterinary Medicine. 2001-2007.
Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2007.
Journal of Knee Surgery. 2009-present
  • Special Editor, 2010-2012
  • Associated Editor, Basic Science, 2013-present
Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2007-present
Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 20
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Founded and developed the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory. 1998.
Founded and developed the Canine Shoulder Society. 2005
Co-Founded and co-developed the Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association. 2006.
Pfizer Osteoarthritis Consortium, Inaugural Member, 2007.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Committee Appointments
University
Vice President, University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Alumni Organization. 2002-2004.
President-elect, University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Alumni Organization. 2004-2006.
President, University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Alumni Organization. 2006-2008.
Grievance Panel, University of Missouri, March-May 2007.
Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurial Advancement Advisory Panel to the President. 2010
College
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, CVM Strategic Plan Research and Graduate Studies Committee Member. 2011-present.
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources Committee Chair. 2011-present.
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Medicine Advisory Committee Member.
  • Member - 2001-2008
  • Chair – 2007-2008
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Committee on Research Member. 2001-2009.
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. Admissions Committee Member. 2000-2001.
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. Associate Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies Search Committee Member. 2004. 
Department
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Service and Productivity Committee. Developer & Chair. 2007-present.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Medical Records Committee. 2010-present.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Promotion and Tenure Committee. 2007-2010 (elected)
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Department Chair Search Committee. 2008
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Committee on Graduate Studies.
  • Member - 1997-2000
    • Chair - 2000-2006 
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Committee on Research Member. 1998-present.
University of Missouri, Area of Pathobiology, Executive Committee Member. 2000-present.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Oncology Search Committee, 2001.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Neurology Search Committee, 2003.
Community Service
  • Associate Founder/Director – Be The Change Volunteers (bethechangevolunteers.org), 2008.
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer. Zambia, Africa. 2006
  • Spay Day 2006 Volunteer. Central Missouri Humane Society
  • Volunteer veterinarian. Heartland Animal Hospital, Ashland, MO. 2005.
  • Spay Day 2005 Volunteer. Central Missouri Humane Society
  • Big Brothers’ Children of Promise Program Big Brother. 2005-present.
  • Spay Day 2004 Volunteer. Central Missouri Humane Society
  • National Bone Marrow Donor Program. 2001-present.