David Panciera, professor of internal medicine in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1998, Panciera’s work in canine and feline thyroid function brought international visibility to Virginia Tech. He was principal or co-principal investigator on 63 grants researching thyroid function, hemostasis, and endocrinopathies and was author or co-author of 107 peer-reviewed journal articles and 19 book chapters.

He held leadership positions in leading professional organizations, including a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine qualifying examination committee and several posts in the Society for Comparative Endocrinology, including vice president, executive board member, member-at-large, and scientific review committee member.

During his career, Panciera received many professional honors, including the Bayer Animal Health Faculty Recognition Award Class of 2010, the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, and the Oxford Laboratories Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge Concerning Small Animal Endocrinology. He was named the Anne Hunter Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2010.

In the classroom, Panciera taught and lectured in both undergraduate and graduate courses and served on 28 master’s degree and Ph.D. thesis committees.

Panciera received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his doctor of veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University.

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