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Dr. Rebecca Ann Funk joins veterinary college equine field service team


Dr. Rebecca Ann Funk Dr. Rebecca Ann Funk

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 – Dr. Rebecca Ann Funk has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as clinical assistant professor of equine field service in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Funk comes to the college from Auburn University, where she completed her residency at the JT Vaughn Large Animal Teaching Hospital. While there, Funk managed cases in equine medicine and ophthalmology, performed examinations, consulted with veterinarians on case management, and taught and mentored students.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Funk join our team in Equine Field Services at the VMRCVM,” said Dr. David Hodgson, head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “Becky comes to us following completion of a highly successful residency at Auburn University. Having worked with horses all her life, she brings academic acumen combined with great practicality to the group. I am sure she will be a great asset to the college.”

Her new position is service-oriented and will focus primarily on the management of patients and clients in the equine field service section of the college. She will also participate in clinical courses offered to professional students.

Funk received her master of science degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University in 2010. She completed her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Oklahoma State University and bachelor of arts at Hendrix College.

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.
 Written by Rachel McDonnell of Virginia Beach, Va., a graduate student in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.