Dr. Dennis Blodgett, associate professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “associate professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1983, Blodgett has made significant contributions to research and outreach in clinical veterinary toxicology, having written approximately 150 publications and presentations. He is a diplomat in the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and has served on the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology as candidate coordinator and as a member of the Council of Regents.

Blodgett was instrumental in revising the professional doctor of veterinary medicine curriculum at Virginia Tech. He also served as coordinator of the veterinary toxicology laboratory and was a consulting resource on veterinary toxicology for veterinarians, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents, diagnostic laboratory personnel, and the general public.

Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree, D.V.M. degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

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