Housed in the Center for One Health Research on the Virginia Tech campus, the decontamination system is helping to stretch supplies for the region's health systems, such as Carilion Clinic, the Roanoke-based nonprofit that comprises hundreds of clinics, hospitals, and specialist offices throughout Southwest Virginia.
A board-certified diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Scarratt provided veterinary support for research projects that helped advance the understanding of infectious diseases affecting food animals.
Balogh, associate professor of small animal clinical sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, conducts research that focuses on uterine inertia and male reproductive function in dogs.
A team of researchers, including the veterinary college’s John Rossmeisl, the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, analyzed tumor samples from dozens of gliomas in adults, children, and dogs and uncovered a remarkable degree of similarity between pediatric and canine tumors.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.
The presence of the pest and the disease it transmits — Theileria orientalis — are still unexplained, and the Ikeda subtype found in Virginia is a new discovery. At present, the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is the only laboratory in the U.S. capable of testing for the Ikeda genotype, which causes anemia in cattle.
An 11-year-old retired Saint Francis service dog, Saint was referred to the college’s physical rehabilitation service when he developed hind limb weakness and decreased mobility. The service works with geriatric, neurologic, post-surgical, and orthopedic patients.
Responding to a growing body of research and a culturally evolving willingness to acknowledge the need to care for one’s physical and mental health, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a veterinary social work program to support students, pet owners, clinicians, and caregivers.
At the June meeting of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Gregory B. Daniel, interim dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, outlined the college’s ongoing efforts, underscoring their alignment with the university’s goals, and discussed forthcoming programs and facilities.
Tuohy was recruited to Virginia Tech to develop a satellite surgery service that will be housed in the Comparative Oncology Research Center, a state-of-the-art clinical and research facility anticipated to open in 2020 as a vital part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Virginia.