Laura Molgaard, DVM

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Laura Molgaard

Contact Info

molga001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-1719

Office Address:
108F Pomeroy Student/Alumni Learning Ctr
1964 Fitch Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Administrative Phone
612-624-4747

DVM, Iowa State University

BS, Iowa State University

Summary

Dr. Laura Molgaard is the Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. She is a 1991 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she was in small animal private practice before moving into teaching at a veterinary technician program for several years and joined the UMN CVM in 1997. Dr. Molgaard’s research interests include selection for and development of non-technical competencies, technology enhanced learning and outcomes assessment. Her interest in diversity includes veterinary pipeline development, admissions, and culture/climate.

Awards & Recognition

MVMA Outstanding Faculty Award, 2019

Academy of Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota, 2015

Access Achievement Award, University of Minnesota, 2012

Research

Publications

1.AAVMC Working Group on Competency-Based Veterinary Education, Molgaard LK, Hodgson JL, Bok HGJ, Chaney KP, Ilkiw JE, Matthew SM, May SA, Read EK, Rush BR, Salisbury SK. (2018) Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Part 1 – CBVE Framework. Washington, DC: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

2.AAVMC Working Group on Competency-Based Veterinary Education, Molgaard LK, Hodgson JL, Bok HGJ, Chaney KP, Ilkiw JE, Matthew SM, May SA, Read EK, Rush BR, Salisbury SK. (2018) Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Part 2 – Entrustable Professional Activities. Washington, DC: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

3.Molgaard LK, Read EK. Learning through Peer-assistance and Coaching, In: Hodgson JL, Pelzer JM. Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide. Wiley. April 2017.

4.Molgaard LK, Root Kustritz MV, Rendahl A. 2015. Closing the Loop: Using evidence to inform refinements to an admissions process. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 42 (4): 297-304.

5.Molgaard LK and Lewis RE. 2008. The use of a structured interview guide in veterinary college admissions, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35 (3): 460-465.