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Veterinary college welcomes new faculty


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 20, 2008 – Each department in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has recently welcomed a new faculty member.

Dr. Nicole M. Weinstein has joined the college as an assistant professor of clinical pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.

She comes to the college from the University of Pennsylvania where she completed a residency in clinical pathology.

Weinstein received her bachelor of science in biochemistry and veterinary science in 1997 from the University of Arizona and her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2001 from Colorado State University. In addition to her residency, she also completed a transfusion medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and a small animal residency at Tufts University. She is a member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Lauren Kleine has joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Science as a clinical assistant professor of surgery.

She comes to the college from Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she completed a residency in large animal surgery with an equine emphasis.

Kleine received her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2003 from Mississippi State University, where she also completed an internship, and her bachelor of science in animal science from Cornell University in 1999. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Dr. Reid Tyson is the newest faculty member of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. He joins the college as an assistant professor of radiology.

Tyson comes to the college from Corvallis, Ore. where he was in practice at Northwest Veterinary Imaging Consultants P.C. Prior to that he was an assistant professor and radiology section head at Oregon State University.

He received his doctor of veterinary medicine in 2000 and his bachelor of science in animal science in 1996 from North Carolina State University. He also completed a radiology residency at Central Florida Veterinary Radiology.

He is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Radiology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Radiological Society of North America.