Gregory Troy honored with emeritus status
September 18, 2015
Gregory C. Troy, the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Small Animal Clinical Science in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1987, Troy served as director of the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 1987 to 1993, Small Animal Medicine Section chief from 1996 to 2001, and head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences from 2003 to 2007. Since 2007 he has taught courses within both the preclinical and clinical curriculums.
His research has significantly contributed to the understanding of infectious disease and urinary track disorders in dogs and cats. He has written more than 60 scientific articles, 12 book chapters, 40 abstracts, and 45 presentations at professional conferences and symposia. He has successfully garnered research support of more than $250,000.
An accomplished educator, Troy has received eight Outstanding Instructor Awards from the veterinary classes of 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2015. In addition, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Community Practice Clerkship in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a fundamental component of small animal veterinarian student training.
Troy received his D.V.M. degree from Auburn University, and a master’s degree and internal medicine residency certificate from Texas A&M University. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a specialty board of veterinary medicine.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.