Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

William S. Swecker, Jr., DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN

Director
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Professor
Production Management Medicine / Clinical Nutriton
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 1990
    PhD
    Dissertation: Selenium supplementation and selected immune responses of beef cattle
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1984
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1980
    BS, Animal Science
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA

Board Certification

  • 1989
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Nutrition

Research Interests

  • Trace elements and immune function in cattle

Professional Experience

  • August 2015 – Present
    Director
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2015 – August 2015
    Interim Director
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2009 – Present
    Professor
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2009 – 2014
    Associate Department Head
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1990 – 2009
    Associate Professor
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1984 – 1986
    Associate Veterinarian
    Troutville Veterinary Clinic
    Troutville, VA

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Veterinary Consultants
  • American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • American Dairy Science Association
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Society for Theriogenology
  • Southwest Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • Virginia Food Animal Academy
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
  • Phi Zeta