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Jennifer L. Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, DACVM

Associate Dean, Professional Programs
  • Professor, Microbiology
Jennifer Hodgson
Department of Population Health Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Doctor of Philosophy, 1991
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (HonsII), 1982
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

  • Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), 1995
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Bacteriology/Immunology), 1993
  • Equine Respiratory Disease; (particularly Lower Airway Inflammation in young performance horses)
  • Infectious Diseases including Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis and Borna Disease virus; (particularly characterisation and cloning of the haemolysin of Moraxella bovis)
  • Anthelminthic Resistance of Cyathostomins of Horses.
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in horses.

June 2014–present 
Professor
Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

June 2013–June 2014
Associate Professor
Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

July 2007–June 2013
Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

July 2007–October 2008
Acting Director

Teaching & Research Animal Care Support Service (TRACSS)
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

January 2006–July 2007
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

January 2004–December 2005
SubDean, Learning and Teaching

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

January 2004–July 2007
Associate Professor

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

1998–2004
Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

2002–present
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

University of Glasgow Veterinary School
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

July–December 2000
Visiting Senior Scientist

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

July–December 2000
Visiting Senior Scientist

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

1994–2001
Head of Diagnostic Services

University Veterinary Centre Camden
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

February–July 1996
Visiting Scientist

Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Pretoria
Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa

November 1995–February 1996
Consultant to Diagnostic Laboratory and Visiting Scientist

Equine Centre, Animal Health Trust
United Kingdom

1991–1998
Lecturer

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

1991
Assistant Professor

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

1990–1991
Instructor

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

1985–1990
PhD candidate (NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

1984–1985
Associate in Research

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University

1983
Intern in Veterinary Pathology

Department of Veterinary Pathology
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

1982–1983
Veterinary Practioner (part-time)

Western Suburbs Animal Hospital
Sydney, Australia

  • 2007 — Presenter of the 2007 Occasional (Commencement) Address at the Graduation Ceremony for the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. First woman invited to present this address in the 98 year history of the Faculty of Veterinary Science.
  • 2006 — Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching (CAAUT)
  • 2005 — Grace Mary Mitchell Award for Outstanding Teaching Award (student nominated) in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
  • 2004 — Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2004 — Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Sydney
  • Phi Zeta, Veterinary Honour Society, 1989–present
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honour Society, 1989–present
  • Australian Society for Microbiology, 1991–present
  • Australian Veterinary Association, 1991–present
  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, 1993–present
  • Comparative Respiratory Society, 1999–present
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, 2007–present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), 2008–present