Gregory Daniel, professor and head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, will become interim dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine effective Nov. 1.

The appointment follows current dean Cyril Clarke’s appointment as Virginia Tech’s interim executive vice president and provost.

“I am grateful that Greg has stepped forward and embraced this opportunity at a time when I will focus my attention on the university as a whole,” said Clarke. “Greg has the support and the respect of our faculty and will provide our college with strong leadership moving forward.”

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2007, Daniel is a professor of radiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and holds a joint appointment of professor in the Department of Basic Science Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Before coming to Virginia Tech, he was professor and director of radiological services at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville.

A veterinary radiologist, his teaching and research focus on nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters, and was editor of one book.

He recently worked with veterinarians in a Maryland veterinary clinic to study and improve treatments for hyperthyroid cats. This important work was part of the college’s Collaborative Research Network that engages specialty practices with advanced services, such as 24-hour emergency care, on-site diagnostics, on-site cross-sectional imaging, and board-certified specialists with major college research initiatives.

A Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Radiology, Daniel served as president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2004. He is a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians and a member of their executive board.

In addition, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and serves as an allied organization delegate in the AVMA House of Delegates. He is also a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine.

Daniel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University.

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