Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Mike Zhang's research with a new vaccine may make nicotine addiction a relic of the 21st century, and give relief to the millions of smokers who are trying to kick the nicotine habit. Full story →
Dr. Kathy Simmons, who is a leading voice for animal care and regulatory issues in her role as chief veterinarian for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's founding Class of 1984. Full story →
“Traveling over 15,000 miles and visiting both Europe and Asia for the first time, I was both excited and nervous about my five-week journey to Italy and Thailand as part of my Master of Public Health practicum experience. I was excited to see amazing things, taste delicious food, and meet remarkable people. I was nervous about traveling so far by myself to new locations where the predominant language was not my own. Ultimately, this trip would become one of the most enriching, impactful, and humbling experiences of my life.” Full story →
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While other little girls were focused on dolls and dresses, Amanda Weakley was focused on animals.
What was once a childhood interest is now a vocation as Dr. Weakley has recently joined Virginia Herd Health Management as a large animal veterinarian. Even before her fifth birthday, Weakley, who was born and raised on a farm in Brightwood, had decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. Full story →