Bridgett McIntosh, a 2003 and 2006 graduate of animal and poultry sciences, was named the Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumna of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the annual college alumni awards ceremony.
McIntosh, of Middleburg, Virginia, received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in equine nutrition. During her career at Virginia Tech, she and others helped establish the Middleburg Agriculture Research and Extension (MARE) center as one of the premier equine research centers across the country and around the world.
Following graduate school, she accepted a position at Blue Seal Feeds Inc. where she helped the company advance their footprint in the market by supporting their sales force with technical input. She was then hired into a tenure -rack position by the Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee, where she developed a nationally recognized program addressing the forage management and water quality needs of the horse industry. In recognition of her achievements, she was awarded the prestigious J.E. Moss Faculty Achievement Award and the Cavendar Award for Best Publication.
In 2012, McIntosh returned to Tech as an equine Extension specialist in Middleburg at MARE. She has amassed a large group of individuals in Middleburg interested in understanding how the horse interacts with the environment in Northern Virginia and across the commonwealth.