Robert D. Keegan, DVM, DACVAA
CTO and Founder
The Founder and President of WholeLogic, Dr. Rob Keegan received his BS and DVM degrees from Washington State University (WSU) and completed a residency in veterinary anesthesia at Cornell University. A board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Keegan was a faculty member at WSU for 32 years and is currently a Professor of Anesthesia and Simulation at the university of Arizona. He has been actively involved with simulation-based education for much of his career.
He has authored numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters in the disciplines of veterinary anesthesia and simulation-based teaching. He was awarded two NSF SBIR Phase I grants dealing with the development and use of computer simulations in human nursing and respiratory therapy. Dr. Keegan was recently awarded a one year proof-of-concept grant from the WSU Office of Commercialization to develop and test the Stage III simulation.
The Stage III simulation environment grew out of a desire to bring the benefits of immersive simulation training to veterinary education. Dr. Keegan and his team have used the simulation to teach veterinary anesthesia at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine since 2016 and are presenting an advanced anesthesia monitoring simulation lab at the upcoming 2018 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium. Dr. Keegan’s key contributions to WholeLogic include his clinical expertise, simulation background and teaching experience.
Julie Noyes, DVM, PHD (Educational Psychology)
Julie Noyes attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. After graduating in 2011, she joined Blue Sky Animal Clinic in Loveland, CO where she practiced mixed animal medicine. Next, she entered a small animal surgical internship at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, CO where she received specialty training in advanced small animal surgical procedures.
In 2013, she came to Pullman with her husband Josh to begin a Master’s program in Veterinary Science. As a part of the program, she taught veterinary students in both a clinical and laboratory setting. Through the experience, she developed a love for teaching and a deep respect for veterinary educators.
After completing her Master’s degree, she immediately began a PhD program focused on Veterinary Education. The new program allows her to follow her passion through educational research designed to promote student learning, enhance faculty welfare, and advance the field of veterinary medicine.