2013 Featured Story Archive

“Time well spent” in Veterinarians Without Borders project
Student SpotlightNovember 27, 2013

Robert Fathke, a third-year public and corporate veterinary medicine student, wants to apply veterinary medicine in a global setting. Veterinarians Without Borders made that dream a reality by sending Fathke on a two-week stint in Liberia to assist the country’s agricultural industry and teach students. Full story →

Infectious disease and romance: Unlikely duo works for Dr. Jennifer McQuiston
Alumni SpotlightNovember 27, 2013

Dr. Jennifer McQuiston (DVM ’97, MS ’98) has never been one to limit her options. Raised in a family of educators, she appreciated both English and science in high school but decided to focus on the latter in college. Today, McQuiston works as an epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She is also a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of two romance novels — with a third set for publication next year. Full story →

Horse on a treadmill causes viral sensation
News FeatureNovember 27, 2013

A horse on a treadmill is giving the HokieBird a run for its money (no pun intended) when it comes to iconic images related to Virginia Tech. A video clip of the horse has been shown on the Jumbotron at home football games since 2010, but when the university decided to retire the clip earlier this year, fans noticed and they weren’t happy. Horse on a Treadmill Facebook and Twitter pages were established with pleas to return the video to the Jumbotron. Full story →

Hospital receives new tonometer
News FeatureNovember 27, 2013

Earlier this month, the Teaching Hospital’s Ophthalmology Service was the recipient of a new TonoVet tonometer donation, a specialty instrument that allows for easy measurement of animal eye pressure. Full story →

Almost 200 dogs participate in heartworm clinic
News FeatureNovember 26, 2013

The annual Heartworm Prevention Clinic was recently held at the college with 198 student-owned dogs participating. Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), the program fulfills veterinary students’ professional requirement to establish a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Full story →

Dual passions: Alumnus combines music, veterinary medicine
Alumni SpotlightAugust 30, 2013

While it’s commonly accepted that you should focus your talents and interests on one specific career path, who says you can’t choose two? A 2002 alumnus of the college has found the perfect way to blend his passion for animals with his passion for music. Full story →

College graduates its 30th DVM class
News FeatureMay 20, 2013

The DVM Class of 2013 took the Veterinarian's Oath during the commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 17. The Class of 2013 became the veterinary college's 30th graduating class during commencement ceremonies that also included a hooding ceremony, remarks from special guests, and recognition for the college's valedictorian and outstanding recent alumna. The college's Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Ph.D. students were also recognized earlier in the day. Full story →