Two members of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2000 have recently returned to the college as faculty members.

Dr. David Caudell, of Blacksburg, Va., has joined Virginia Tech’s Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology as an assistant professor of anatomic pathology. He was most recently a molecular pathology fellow in the Comparative Molecular Pathology Laboratory in the National Cancer Institute.

In addition to his doctor of veterinary medicine degree, he received an associate degree in animal agriculture and agriculture technology from Virginia Tech in 1994 and a doctorate in pathology from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2008. He also completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.

In 2007, Caudell was the recipient of the American College of Veterinary Pathology’s Young Investigator Award and was a finalist for the Merck-Merial Young Investigator.

His research interests include mouse models of hematopoietic malignancies and immunodeficiency, immunopathology, and bone marrow biology.

He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the Washington D.C., Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians, and the C. L. Davis DVM Foundation.

Dr. Julie McGhee Settlage, of Blacksburg, Va., has joined Virginia Tech’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences as a clinical assistant professor of surgery.

She was most recently an emergency veterinarian at Animal Emergency Hospital in Newton, N.J., and she also owned Jersey Shore Veterinarian Acupuncture in Ocean Grove, N.J. She also completed a residency at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She has previously been with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as a clinical instructor and an adjunct professor of large animal surgery.

Settlage says she maintains a professional interest in colic and emergency/critical care.

She received her bachelor’s of science in biology from the College of William and Mary in 1995. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a member of Phi Zeta and Phi Sigma Honor Society.

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