Jim Turk completed BA in Biology at Washington University, St.Louis, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Missouri, Columbia, PhD at College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University Pathology residency the Washington Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman, WA.
Jim is certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Jim has received numerous teaching awards as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine Pathology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, & Full Professor in the Departments of Veterinary Pathobiology and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia.
Dr. Turk was Pathology Core leader for a Program Project Grant awarded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute using the pig as a model to study the impact of exercise on diet-induced atherosclerosis. Jim has worked at Merck, Westpoint PA, and Pfizer, St. Louis.
Dr. Turk is currently employed as a Pathologist Director in Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences at Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA.