Dr. Rachael Carpenter has joined the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical instructor of anesthesiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

A veterinary anesthesiologist, Carpenter comes to the college from Animal Emergency of Kane County in Elgin, Illinois, where she was an emergency clinician. She was also an anesthesia consultant for practitioners and specialists in the greater Chicago area, as well as a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Carpenter has also held positions as an anesthesiologist at the Ruffian Equine Medical Center in Elmont, New York, and a clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She was also an emergency clinician at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College, Carpenter completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also completed an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and an anesthesia residency at Michigan State University.

Written by Michael Sutphin.