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Dr. William Gilsenan joins veterinary college as clinical instructor of large animal medicine


Dr. William Gilsenan Dr. William Gilsenan

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 23, 2012 – Dr. William Gilsenan has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical instructor of large animal medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Prior to joining the college, Gilsenan was a large animal internal medicine resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center. Before that, he was a livestock medicine, surgery, and field service intern at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Gilsenan also worked as a veterinary assistant at private clinical practices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia before earning his veterinary degree.

“Dr. Gilsenan brings a passion for teaching and valuable experience in equine and food animal internal medicine to the college,” said Dr. David Hodgson, head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “During his time at the New Bolton Center, Dr. Gilsenan received two outstanding teaching awards and was named the best intern or resident by student leaders. He is a welcome addition to our college and department.”

Gilsenan began his position at the college on July 16. In his new role, Gilsenan will supervise and teach veterinary students, interns, and residents on large animal medicine. He will also support the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s clinical services.

Gilsenan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington and Lee University and a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

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.