October 29, 2007 | By: Carol Lea Spence

Neil Williams has been named associate director and pathology section chief for Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center.

The LDDC is an animal health diagnostic facility in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The Center helps identify diseases, provides means to meet export sales requirements and has an early warning system for impending epidemics.

Williams received his doctorate of veterinary medicine degree in 1982 from Mississippi State University and his doctorate from UK in 1992. He is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Williams joined the LDDC faculty in 1994.

LDDC Director Craig Carter noted how well known and respected Williams is in the Bluegrass Region and around the state.

“He brings so much knowledge and experience in veterinary diagnostic medicine to the table. Furthermore, his leadership skills will go very far in improving diagnostic services for our clients and Kentucky animal agriculture,” he said. “We all feel so very fortunate to have him in this new role as associate director and pathology section chief.”

Williams’ new duties will include directing the veterinary diagnostic and educational activities of the pathology section and the specialty training programs for pathology residents and externs.


Craig N. Carter, 859-253-0571, ext. 124, Neil Williams, 859-253-0571