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Dr. Earl Gaughan joins veterinary college as large animal surgeon


Dr. Earl Gaughan Dr. Earl Gaughan

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 14, 2011 – Dr. Earl Gaughan, of Sedalia, Colo., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical professor of large animal surgery in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Gaughan previously worked as a staff surgeon for the Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colo. Prior to that, Gaughan was a professor of clinical sciences and equine section chief at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and held similar roles at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He also held veterinary positions at clinics in Beallsville, Md., and Rutland, Vt.

“Dr. Gaughan brings years of clinical experience to the college’s large animal surgical team,” said Dr. David Hodgson, professor and head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the veterinary college. “In particular, his interest and expertise in equine surgery and lameness has already proven to be invaluable in our large animal clinic, where he is making outstanding contributions to client service, patient care, and instruction of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students and residents.”

Gaughan began his position with the veterinary college on Sept. 22.

Gaughan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. He completed a residency in large animal surgery at Cornell University and has achieved Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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.