Larry Freeman, associate professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate 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 Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the university community since 1978, Freeman was instrumental in the design and establishment of the body systems block course curriculum at the time of the founding of the veterinary college. He also established and contributed to the development of an extensive collection of domestic and wild/exotic anatomical specimens still used in the teaching program.
Freeman taught a variety of graduate courses ranging across the doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) curriculum as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for clinical residents. Throughout his 38-year career, he taught anatomy to every DVM class at the veterinary college.
Freeman reviewed for a number of journal articles and was a member of an editorial board for a journal. He held offices in national and international professional organizations including the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists and the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists.
Freeman received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree and a DVM degree from Oklahoma State University.