Lynetta Freeman, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, brings extensive experience in the development of surgical procedures and devices to Purdue University. Her research and development experience includes more than 15 years with Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., finishing as Director of the Bariatric Surgery Innovation Team. Her clinical research interests are in the areas of veterinary laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, including exploratory laparoscopy, laparoscopic liver biopsy, laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy, and thoracoscopic procedures. She earned her B.S. in agriculture and D.V.M. degrees at Oklahoma State University, completed a small-animal internship program at Colorado State University, earned an M.S. in veterinary clinical sciences, and completed a small-animal surgical residency program at Washington State University. She has also earned an M.B.A. in business administration from Xavier University.