A Closer Look: Featured stories and spotlights

Virginia Tech Graduate School honors outstanding students and faculty
News FeatureMay 2020

Two VA-MD Vet Med graduate students and a faculty member were among those receiving recognition for outstanding service, teaching, research, academic performance, and mentoring. In addition, several veterinary students earned awards for their research presentations at the Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium.

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30th Annual Research Symposium: Chronic Disease and Aging
News FeatureNovember 2019

Each year, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine hosts a research symposium both to support the college’s mission of educating a diverse population of professional and post-graduate students preparing for careers in veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, and public health and to showcase the research of its graduate and training programs.

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What a difference a yearling makes
Feature StoryOctober 2019

After adopting a pregnant mare rescued from squalor, Amiya Veatch turned to Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and its Foaling Out Program for specialized care.

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Making a case for Central Appalachia
News FeatureOctober 2019

An associate professor of environmental health in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Julia Gohlke is leading a transdisciplinary team of experts from colleges across Virginia Tech to examine birth outcomes in Central Appalachia and their association with environmental change between 1990 and 2015.

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Fighting the good fight
News FeatureOctober 2019

With a particular focus on underserved populations, educational programs led by Kathy Hosig — an associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences who also serves as the director of the Virginia Tech Center of Public Health Practice and Research and as Extension public health specialist — have made headway in the prevention of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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Saving Yoda
News FeatureSeptember 2019

Justin Ganjei (DVM ’11), a staff surgeon at Veterinary Surgical Centers in northern Virginia, returned to Blacksburg to work with Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) internist David Grant and VTH surgeon Sabrina “Bini” Barry to collaborate on a fluoroscopy-guided surgical treatment to save an internal medicine resident's cat.

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Companions lead the fight against cancer
News FeatureJune 2019

Emily, a 10-year-old Portugese water dog, was enrolled in a clinical trial led by John Rossmeisl for treatment of an aggressive glioma brain tumor. As of June 2019, her last four MRIs had shown no growth of the tumor.

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College celebrates Class of 2019 commencement
News FeatureMay 2019

In addition to University Commencement in Lane Stadium, the veterinary college held ceremonies for its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, Master of Public Health (MPH) program, and Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

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Feline Weight-Loss Study
News FeatureApril 2019

Megan Shepherd, assistant professor of clinical nutrition, and Lauren Dodd, clinical nutrition resident, set out to discover how owners’ perceptions of their cat’s quality of life were influenced by adding food toys to the cats’ weight-loss regimen.

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An Evening of Gratitude
News FeatureApril 2019

In April, the college hosted its second annual Evening of Gratitude event, a special opportunity to express appreciation to those who have generously supported students through scholarship funding.

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Therapy on four legs: In memory of Delaware
News FeatureFebruary 2019

With great sadness — and great fondness — VA-MD Vet Med celebrates and remembers Delaware, an exceptional service and therapy dog who laid the foundation for Virginia Tech’s first therapy dog programs.

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The future of cancer care and research
News FeatureJanuary 2019

Currently under construction on Virginia Tech Carilion’s Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, VA, the college's Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) offers hope for a brighter future in cancer care for pets as well as for people.

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