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Dennis Blodgett honored with emeritus status


Dennis Blodgett Dennis Blodgett

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 24, 2010 – Dr. Dennis Blodgett, associate professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “associate professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1983, Blodgett has made significant contributions to research and outreach in clinical veterinary toxicology, having written approximately 150 publications and presentations. He is a diplomat in the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and has served on the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology as candidate coordinator and as a member of the Council of Regents.

Blodgett was instrumental in revising the professional doctor of veterinary medicine curriculum at Virginia Tech. He also served as coordinator of the veterinary toxicology laboratory and was a consulting resource on veterinary toxicology for veterinarians, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents, diagnostic laboratory personnel, and the general public.

Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree, D.V.M. degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a leading biomedical teaching and research center, enrolling more than 700 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master of public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences graduate students. The college is a partnership between the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. Its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, features the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and large animal field services which together treat more than 79,000 animals annually. Other locations include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and the Gudelsky Veterinary Center in College Park, Maryland.