Priscilla Blackburn, MA, LVT, CVPM
Assistant Hospital Administrator for Patient Care
Priscilla Blackburn is the assistant hospital administrator for patient care at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Blackburn earned dual bachelor of arts degrees from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and a master of arts degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also received an associate degree in applied science in veterinary technology from Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling, Virginia, as well as an executive graduate certificate from Purdue University’s Veterinary Management Institute in West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2009, Blackburn earned the designation of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) by successfully passing the certification exam offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA). This designation is the VHMA's highest professional distinction.
Prior to joining the center in 2005, Blackburn served as the director of performance measurement, evaluation and research at the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health in Washington, DC, and as an adjunct associate professor at The George Washington University. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She currently serves as the vice president of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.