Gregory C. Troy has been named Head of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (DSACS) at Virginia Tech.

With 25 tenure track professors, four clinical instructors and 18 residents and interns, DSACS is home to the veterinary specialists that provide clinical care for dogs, cats and other pets in the college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).

Troy, a professor and internal medicine specialist, was recruited to direct the college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1987 and served in that capacity until 1993. He also served as Acting Hospital Director from 1996-97 and as Small Animal Section Chief in the VTH from 1996-2001. He has served as acting Head of DSACS since March 2003.

"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Troy back to the college's administrative team at this time," said VMRCVM Dean Peter Eyre. " I know that his outstanding professional record and his exceptional personal characteristics will help to move the department and the college forward at this time of challenge and opportunity."

Born in North Carolina and raised in Florida, Troy earned his DVM, with honors, from Auburn University, and a M.S. degree in internal medicine from Texas A& M University. He served on the faculty at Texas A&M from 1979 until 1987.

Troy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). His academic and clinical achievements have been recognized with 22 professional honors and awards, including seven teaching awards. His four awards for distinguished clinical service include the prestigious "Dr. E. E. Thompson Professorial Award" and the "Dr. & Mrs. Dorsey Mahin Clinical Proficiency Award."

Troy has successfully mentored more than 70 interns and residents. He is the author of 50 major refereed journal articles, nine book chapters and numerous abstracts, conference papers, and continuing education documents.