Demonstrating the power of philanthropy to enhance the Equine Medical Center's ability to treat sport horses, the Steven and Jane Hale Indoor Arena was made possible by Aimee and Frank Batten, who originated the matching challenge.
After adopting a pregnant mare rescued from squalor, Amiya Veatch turned to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and its Foaling Out Program for specialized care. Now a spirited yearling, the foal and his mare are thriving in a small herd pastured on a pristine farm that overlooks the Potomac River.
Made in memory of a beloved family horse, Just Java, who succumbed in 2015 to laminitis, a generous gift from Karen Jones Squires and James Squires supported a much-needed renovation and expansion of a neurologic stall at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
A "horse girl" growing up, Oliver is a doctor of veterinary medicine candidate and this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She earned a B.S. in animal and poultry science in 2015 from Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The state-of-the-art sports medicine facility, made possible by a generous gift from Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin of Washington, D.C., expands the center’s capacity to provide cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment for lameness and other conditions that prevent equine athletes from performing at optimal health.
Established in 1985 as the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the Zoetis award seeks to “foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity.”
Michael Erskine, of Woodbine, Maryland, who has served as director of Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg since 2013, was recently named the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director of the center by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The award is the highest honor at the EMC. Ingram has been an active member of the center's Advisory Council since 2001 and previously served as co-chair of Virginia Tech’s Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Council.
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Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, has hired Paul Goodness, one of the most highly respected farriers on the East Coast, and his team to provide full-time, on-site services at the EMC.