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    2019 Research Symposium award winners (from left): Brittanie Patridge, Sarah Kuchinsky, Alessandra Franchini, Melissa Mercer, and Blake Everett
    30th Annual Research Symposium: Chronic Disease and Aging , article

    VA-MD Vet Med's 30th Annual Research Symposium on Nov. 6, 2019, featured two poster sessions, two oral presentation sessions, and two keynote speakers, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

    Date: Nov 06, 2019
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    Stephanie Lees, scholarship recipient
    Ensuring financial support for our students , article

    The Mary Sue Collins Foundation began contributing $30,000 per year for an annual scholarship benefitting DVM students.

    Date: Oct 30, 2019
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    "Just Java" Neurologic Stall
    New neurologic stall enhances quality of care for equine patients

    Made in memory of a beloved family horse, Just Java, who succumbed in 2015 to laminitis, a generous gift from Karen Jones Squires and James Squires supported a much-needed renovation and expansion of a neurologic stall at the Equine Medical Center (EMC).

    Date: Oct 22, 2019
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    Amiya Veatch and her horses, Picasso and Peanut
    What a difference a yearling makes , article

    After adopting a pregnant mare rescued from squalor, Amiya Veatch turned to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and its Foaling Out Program for specialized care.

    Date: Oct 01, 2019
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    Scrappy McDaniel illustration
    Scrappy McDaniel fights off cancer , article

    Oncology clinicians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to advancing cancer treatments in animals and humans alike.

    Date: Oct 01, 2019
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    Vegetables and devices to help control diabetes
    Fighting the good fight , article

    With a particular focus on underserved populations, educational programs led by Kathy Hosig — an associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences who also serves as the director of the Virginia Tech Center of Public Health Practice and Research — have made headway in the prevention of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

    Date: Oct 01, 2019
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    Justin Ganjei (DVM ’11) and (right) David Grant (chemistry ’94, M.S. ’03), associate professor of internal medicine in Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    Saving Yoda , article

    Justin Ganjei (DVM ’11), a staff surgeon at Veterinary Surgical Centers in northern Virginia, returned to Blacksburg to work with Veterinary Teaching Hospital internist David Grant and surgeon Sabrina “Bini” Barry to collaborate on a fluoroscopy-guided surgical treatment to save an internal medicine resident's cat, Yoda.

    Date: Oct 01, 2019
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    Blue Ridge Mountains
    Making a case for Central Appalachia , article

    An associate professor of environmental health in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Julia Gohlke is leading a transdisciplinary team of experts from colleges across Virginia Tech to examine birth outcomes in Central Appalachia and their association with environmental change between 1990 and 2015.

    Date: Oct 01, 2019
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    An evening of gratitude
    An Evening of Gratitude , article

    In March, the veterinary college hosted its second annual Evening of Gratitude, a special event to thank those who have generously supported students through scholarship funding.

    Date: Sep 20, 2019
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    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Master of Public Health program orientation
    College welcomes new students in veterinary, graduate programs , article

    VA-MD Vet Med proudly welcomed its newest students in its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Public Health, and Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences programs.

    Date: Aug 23, 2019
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    Susan VandeWoude (DVM '86)
    Dr. Susan VandeWoude (DVM ’86) named to the National Academy of Sciences , article

    Dr. Susan VandeWoude learned the news at Dulles Airport while returning from Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2019: She had been elected to join the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for scientists in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

    Date: Jun 05, 2019
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    Cynthia Courtney (DVM ’11)
    Cynthia Courtney (DVM ’11) earns Next Generation Award , article

    Missouri veterinarian Cynthia Courtney, DVM, will receive the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Next Generation Veterinary Award in recognition of her work to improve the well-being of veterinary professionals.

    Date: May 23, 2019
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    Bill Tyrrell (DVM '92)
    Bill Tyrrell (DVM '92) is making service his business , article

    He’s a practicing veterinarian specializing in cardiology, a grantee of Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a co-owner of the booming CVCA: Cardiac Care for Pets (formerly Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates), a past president of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and an active alumnus of Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Date: May 01, 2019
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    Fat Cat Clinical Research Study
    Feline weight-loss study , article

    Because implementing weight-loss plans for pets can be challenging, Megan Shepherd, assistant professor of clinical nutrition; Lauren Dodd, clinical nutrition resident; and sponsor Purina set out to discover how owners’ perceptions of their cat’s quality of life were influenced by adding food toys to the cats’ weight-loss regimen.

    Date: Apr 06, 2019
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    student graduation
    Virginia Tech's second annual Giving Day supports student scholarships , article

    The veterinary college's community responds enthusiastically to Virginia Tech’s second annual Giving Day.

    Date: Mar 21, 2019