Dr. Ruthanne Chun received her DVM degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine and a residency in comparative oncology at the Purdue University. Dr. Chun was granted diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1996.
From 1995 until 1997 Dr. Chun was a clinical instructor in oncology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Chun joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 1997. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Chun is best known for her patient, practical, caring method of teaching. Her genuine concern for each student is evident. One of Dr. Chun's students recently commented that "she has outstanding clinical teaching skiffs. She is sensitive to each student's needs. She explains things in a way that makes oncology issues easy to understand, and she emphasizes that which is clinically relevant to us." Another student said, "Dr. Chun is an excellent teacher and person. She is gentle in her instruction and knows how to talk to us to help us learn and understand. With clients she is gentle, understanding, and honest."
The Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Chun during the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Honors Banquet held on April 23, 2004.