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Dr. Sherrie Clark joins veterinary college as theriogenologist


Dr. Sherrie Clark Dr. Sherrie Clark

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 – Dr. Sherrie Clark of Urbana, Ill., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as an associate professor of theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Clark comes to the college from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was an assistant professor of farm animal reproduction, medicine, and surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. She also served as a swine species veterinarian for the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program. Her clinical interest, theriogenology, is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with animal reproduction and obstetrics.

“Sherrie’s research interests are in theriogenology and regenerative medicine, capped by her recent involvement in a group developing cutting-edge methods for reconstructive maxillo-facial surgery at the University of Illinois,” said Dr. David Hodgson, head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “She has a reputation as being a highly skilled and much appreciated instructor and clinician. She will be a great asset to our program, and we welcome her back to her alma mater.”

Clark began her new role at Virginia Tech on Aug. 22. Although she will focus much of her attention on large animal theriogenology, she will also deal with small animal reproduction.

Clark received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Virginia Tech and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a master’s degree in veterinary clinical medicine and a doctorate in animal sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.