After 44 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clayton Kelling, professor of virology in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will retire at the end of 2020.
A Zoom reception to celebrate his service to the university and honor his accomplishments will start at 1 p.m. Dec. 11. Colleagues and friends are invited to join.
Kelling joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Veterinary Science in 1976. He established and directed the veterinary diagnostic virology laboratory in the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center and conducted pseudorabies research and bovine respiratory disease research.
Kelling taught an undergraduate course on livestock diseases and a capstone course on integrated prevention of diseases. He advised undergraduate student research through the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience. He also taught veterinary virology in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.
Prior to joining the university, Kelling earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received a doctorate and Master of Science, both in animal science/veterinary science, and a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from North Dakota State University.