BLACKSBURG, Va., April 1, 2010 – Dr. Michael Leib, professor of small animal clinical sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the C. R. Roberts Professor of Clinical Veterinary Medicine by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The C. R. Roberts Professorship in Clinical Veterinary Medicine was established by Kent C. Roberts of Williamsburg, Va., to honor the life and contributions of Kent’s father Clarence, a veterinarian who began as a hard-working dairy practitioner in upstate New York and went on to forge a career in corporate veterinary medicine, retiring as president of Sealtest, a division of Kraft Foods. The appointment is for five years and is renewable.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1983, Leib is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award in 1987, and was the college’s first William E. Wine Award for teaching excellence recipient. His clinical excellence was recognized in 2001 with the college’s Dorsey Taylor Mahin Award for Clinical Excellence.
Leib is an internationally respected gastroenterologist whose skills in endoscopy are widely recognized. His scholarly activity includes more than 30 books or book chapters and more than 81 peer-reviewed articles. His research focuses on gastrointestinal disease, and he has made significant contributions to the understanding of disease syndromes. He frequently consults with major pharmaceutical and pet food companies.
Leib received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a master’s degree from Colorado State University, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree for the University of Georgia.