Dr. Marcos Santos has joined the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical instructor of large animal surgery in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Santos comes to the college from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he completed an equine surgery internship and residency. He previously completed equine surgery internships at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, and The Equine Center in San Luis Obispo, California.

In his new role with the veterinary college, Santos will train and supervise residents, interns, and veterinary students in large animal surgery through lectures and student teaching laboratories.

Santos earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Federal University of Viçosa in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has also participated in several equine-related externships in Brazil and the United States.

Written by Michael Sutphin.