About Dean Galey

Frank Galey
Frank Galey, Dean
University of Wyoming
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Frank Galey came to the University of Wyoming in 1999 as the director of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and head of the University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Sciences. He was named dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the fall of 2001.

Dr. Galey received his B.S.(1981) and D.V.M.(1983) degrees in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University; and a Ph.D.(1988) in veterinary biosciences (pharmacology and toxicology) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

After serving as a research associate and resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Galey joined the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis in 1988. He was an assistant and then associate professor of clinical diagnostic veterinary toxicology at UC-Davis from 1988-1999. In 1988 Galey was named head of the toxicology section. He remained in this position until returning to Wyoming in 1999.

Professional memberships include:
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Veterinary Toxicologists
  • Chairman of the Wyoming State Brucellosis Coordination Team
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

Dr. Galey holds specialty certification in toxicology. His research and clinical service interests include the fields of diagnostic and forensic medicine, plant and other natural product poisonings, and analytical pharmacology and toxicology. Research and service milestones include development of interpretable analytical screens for plants containing potentially toxic alkaloids and cardiac glycosides; as well as for pharmaceutical residues in dairy animals and race horses. His latest research involves seeking a reliable assay for botulism in affected animals and humans.

Dean Galey was born in Wyoming and raised in Big Horn, Wyoming near Sheridan. When not at work he enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering, downhill and cross country skiing, reading, hiking, fishing, and camping.