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Clemson University
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Richard Bruner

Adjunct Professor
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Phone: 864-654-2088



Educational Background

DVM All creatures great & small
University of Georgia 1967

BS Pre-Professional Studies
Clemson University 1974

Courses Taught

AVS 310 Animal Health
AVS 4090 Comparative and Veterinary Pathology


Dr. Bruner received his D.V.M. from the University of Georgia in 1967, and immediately received a commission in the US Air Force Veterinary Corps. As a military veterinarian, he served on the faculty (Life Sciences) of US Air Force Academy (1968-72), and in 1978, he completed a residency in veterinary pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington, D.C. From 1980 until 1987, he served as Chief Pathologist for the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, AFB, OH. Following military service, Dr. Bruner served as Director for the Ohio Division of Pathology Associates International (1987-2002) where he directed comprehensive pathology services for multiple pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations. During this period, he also provided veterinary diagnostic services for Roche Bioveterinary Laboratories, Dublin, OH. In 2002, Dr. Bruner joined the staff of Biotechnics, Inc., Hillsborough, NC, as a Senior Pathologist, and in 2006 he founded Southeastern Veterinary Pathology Consultants in Clemson, SC, where he continues to provide pathology support for regional veterinary practitioners. In 2009, he co-founded Research Pathology Associates, LLC, to provide experimental pathology services for multiple domestic and international research laboratories engaged in the development of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and medical devices. During his professional career, he has authored or co-authored over 40 publications in the field of toxicologic pathology and numerous scientific reports addressing the safety and efficacy new drugs, environmental chemicals, and medical devices. Dr. Bruner is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathologists. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has lectured at numerous national and international academic and scientific symposia. Dr. Bruner and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Clemson, SC, where they are active in church and service organizations.

Research Interests

Safety & efficacy of new drugs, environmental chemicals, and medical devices.

Extension and Outreach

Organized and Conducted 2nd Annual Clemson University Continuing Veterinary Education Conference, Feb 2019


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