Dawn Bradbury and VA-MD Vet Med Interim Dean Greg Daniel
Interim Dean Greg Daniel presents the Mary 2019 Staff Member of the Month award to Dawn Bradbury.

Stephanie Roach

Ophthalmology technician

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Stephanie came to the college as a technician in 2007, after completing a bachelor's degree in animal science at Virginia Tech. Her work in small animal and large animal operating rooms was complimented by surgeons, residents, interns, and staff. In 2011, she became a member of the ophthalmology team.

In an attempt to increase efficiency upon losing a third ophthalmologist 19 months ago, Roach and the other technicians developed an ophthalmology clinic coordinator system, which enabled faculty and residents to deal with more clinical cases in the hospital. "Our referring practitioners and clients love working with her, and many times they would rather talk to her than to the faculty ophthalmologist concerning routine matters. In short, Stephanie Roach is a much appreciated, invaluable member of our hospital and of our ophthalmology service team," said her nominator.