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Veterinary college hires Dr. Julie Cecere as theriogenologist


Dr. Julie Cecere Dr. Julie Cecere

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 22, 2013 – Dr. Julie Cecere of Blacksburg, Va., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical assistant professor of theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with animal reproduction and obstetrics.

Prior to joining the faculty, Cecere was a resident in theriogenology at the veterinary college with a focus on small animal and equine reproduction. She has also worked as an associate veterinarian at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in Christiansburg, Va.; a volunteer veterinarian for spay and neuter clinics for the Pulaski Humane Society in Dublin, Va.; a relief veterinarian at the Salem Animal Hospital in Salem, Va.; and a veterinary research scientist at TechLab Inc., in Blacksburg, Va.

“In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Cecere has considerable teaching experience in the areas of small animal and equine theriogenology,” said Dr. David Hodgson, head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “She is a well-regarded instructor and clinician and a welcome addition to our faculty.”

Although Cecere will focus much of her attention on small animal theriogenology, she will also deal with large animal reproduction related to horses, pigs, and camelids.

Cecere received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hollins University and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and a master’s degree in biomedical and veterinary sciences from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary 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.

This article was written by Michael Sutphin.

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