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Brittany J. Carr named Outstanding Graduating Student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


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BLACKSBURG, Va., April 4, 2012 – Virginia Tech has named Brittany J. Carr of Roanoke, Va., as the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine  for the 2011-12 academic year.

Carr received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Furman University and will receive her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in May.

Carr has excelled academically and was the recipient of the Southwest Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Leadership Scholarship, the Robert C. Brown Career and Life Sciences Award for Leadership and Team Player, and the Roanoke Valley Horseman’s Association Award.

In addition, Carr is past president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Task Force Committee.

Carr is also a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Carr is the daughter of Bonnie-Jean and the late Dr. James Bradley Carr, a renowned surgeon from Roanoke, Va., and the granddaughter of Nicholas Musashe.

The Outstanding Senior Awards are presented at the Student Honors Day Banquet each spring. These awards are co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class.

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding student performance in each college of the university. Students are selected on the basis of their grade point average (3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and outstanding performance in several or all of the following areas: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and contributions of service to the university and/or community.

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.