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Chris Byron, DVM, MS, DACVS

Associate Professor
  • Large Animal Surgery
Chris Byron
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Master of Science, 2002

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI




Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1998

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY




Bachelor of Science, 1994

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY




  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2003
  • Pathobiology and treatment of osteoarthritis in horses. 
  • Multidisciplinary research in the development of cancer treatments and identification of surgeon performance metrics.


2014 – Present

Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA




2011 – 2014

Assistant Scientific Editor

American Veterinary Medical Association

Schaumburg, IL




2009 – 2011


Ruffian Equine Medical Center

Elmont, NY




2003 – 2009

Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL




1999 – 2002

Resident, Equine Surgery

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI




1998 – 1999


Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Lexington, KY



  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons