Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Sharon Witonsky, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVIM

Associate Professor
Equine Field Service (PMM)
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2000
    Post-doc, Immunology
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
    St. Judes Children’s Hospital
    Memphis, TN
  • 2000
    Large Animal Medicine Residency
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 1997
    PhD, Comparative and Experimental Medicine/Immunology
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 1997
    Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 1993
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota
    St. Paul, MN
  • 1989
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Chemistry
    Earlham College
    Richmond, IN

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease: mouse models
  • Equine Immunology
  • Brucella

Professional Experience

  • June 2006 – Present
    Associate Professor, PMM: Equine field sevice
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2000 – June 2006
    Assistant Professor, PMM: Equine field sevice
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1997 – 2000
    Residency - Large Animal Internal Medicine
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 1993 – 1997
    Intern - Large Animal Medicine and Surgery
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN

Professional Memberships

  • 1989 – present — American Veterinary Medical Association (student chapter too)
  • 2002 – 2003 — American Society of Microbiologists
  • 2002 – present — American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • 2001 – present — Southwest Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • 2002 – present — Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) Society
  • 1994 – present — Phi Zeta
  • Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
  • Sustaining Member Phi Beta Kappa