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Mary S. Songster-Alpin, DVM

Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Community Practice
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Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

DVM, 2001
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University 
Raleigh, NC

BS, Biology, 1994
State University of New York College at Cortland
Cortland, NY

  • Client education and communication
  • Small animal veterinary dentistry
  • Behavior consultations, environmental enrichment and free-free/ low-stress animal handling and restraint
  • Small animal veterinary dermatology in the general practice
  • Small animal preventative and wellness care and consultations

2023-present
Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Practice

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2009-2023
Practice Owner, CEO and Veterinarian

Pioneer Paws Veterinary Clinic
Chaffee, NY

2016-2018
Relief Per Diem Emergency Veterinarian

Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center
Orchard Park, NY

2008-2011
Associate Veterinarian

Donner Creek Veterinary Clinic
Lockport, NY

2005-2010
Associate Veterinarian

Portville Veterinary Clinic
Portville, NY

2005
Associate Veterinarian

Yorkshire Veterinary Clinic
Yorkshire , NY

2003-2004
Associate Veterinarian

Abbott Road Animal Hospital
Orchard Park, NY

2001-2002
Associate Veterinarian

Machias Veterinary Clinic
Machias, NY

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Information Network