Dr. Carol Sabo, an equine veterinarian with Haymarket Veterinary Service in Haymarket, has been appointed to serve on the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's new Veterinary Advisory Board.

Comprised of prominent Virginia and Maryland-based equine practitioners, the board has been established to help the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center continue its mission to provide excellence in equine healthcare for the region.

Members of the Equine Medical Center's Veterinary Advisory Board will provide advice and counsel to the Center's director and staff as they develop policies and procedures designed to meet the needs of the equine industry and the constituencies it serves. Members will also work to facilitate communication with clients and other referring veterinarians.

"Servicing the needs of referring veterinarians is key to the Equine Medical Center's success," said Dr. Nathaniel A. White II, interim director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. "This group of experienced practitioners will provide valuable advice about the hospital's function, business practices and communications with veterinarians and clients. By working as a team, the regional veterinary community can share technology and expertise to raise the level of horse health care and advance the profession. I am pleased that Dr. Sabo has agreed to help us with this effort."

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, located in Leesburg, Virginia, is one of three campuses operated by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, a two-state professional school with major campus facilities at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. The Equine Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency referral service along with surgical, medical and diagnostic services. Additional information about the Equine Medical Center may be found at www.equinemedicalcenter.net.

This story was written by Ann Nadjar.