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of Veterinary Medicine for demonstrated excellence as a clinician and who exemplifies professionalism and compassion to owners and pets. The appointment is for five years and is renewable.

John H. Rossmeisl named Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor John H. Rossmeisl, professor of neurology and neurosurgery and associate head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, was recently named the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professorship was established to recognize and reward a senior faculty member in the Virginia-Maryland College

Additionally, Rossmeisl recently received the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. The Zoetis award is a nationally recognized honor for a faculty member at each veterinary school in the United States. The award seeks to “foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity.” A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2003, Rossmeisl’s research has been dedicated to the development of new therapies for malignant brain tumors. His work is helping both veterinary and human patients, and he is considered to be among the top researchers in the world in the area of canine neuro-oncology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.

Jennifer Hodgson honored with national teaching excellence award The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) named Jennifer Hodgson, associate dean for professional programs and professor of population health sciences, as the recipient of the 2017 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis. The award, which is considered one of the most prestigious teaching awards in international academic veterinary medicine, recognizes excellence in professional veterinary medical education and is presented to an educator whose sustained record of teaching excellence and ability, dedication, character, and leadership has contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession.

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Profile for Va-Md College of Vet Med

TRACKS Fall/Winter 2018  

Magazine of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

TRACKS Fall/Winter 2018  

Magazine of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine