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Communications post established at Equine Medical Center


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 27, 2006 – Marjorie Musick, of Leesburg, Va., has been hired as the first public relations coordinator for Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. In her new role, Musick will develop and implement strategies for increasing the center's visibility and enhancing its public image.

As a member of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's public relations team, Musick will be responsible for leading external and internal public relations efforts for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

Musick joins the center with almost ten years' experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Equine Medical Center, she directed communications for both the Washington Technical Professional Forum and the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

Musick received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and is a past member of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives' editorial advisory committee.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.