BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 13, 2012 – Dr. Shireen Hafez recently joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as an anatomy instructor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.
Prior to joining the college, Hafez was an anatomy instructor at the Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was previously an assistant professor of anatomy at the Alexandria University College of Veterinary Medicine in Egypt. During her tenure at Alexandria University, Hafez also had stints as a visiting instructor at St. Mathew University College of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands, a visiting scholar for the North Dakota State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, and a lecturer at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Dr. Hafez has shared her knowledge of veterinary anatomy with students in the United States, Egypt, and elsewhere,” said Dr. S. Ansar Ahmed, head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. “Dr. Hafez is a valuable addition to the college’s team of talented and experienced instructors of veterinary anatomy.”
In her new role, Hafez will supervise and teach veterinary students, interns, and residents in the area of gross veterinary anatomy.
Hafez earned a bachelor of veterinary sciences degree from the Alexandria University College of Veterinary Medicine and a doctorate in biomedical and veterinary sciences from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
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