Virginia Tech has announced the formation of a search committee to select the next dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Paul Winistorfer, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, will chair the search committee. Search committee members are as follows:

  • Lara Bartl – assistant director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital; assistant professor, Community Practice.
  • Chris Byron – associate professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences.
  • Sherrie Clark-Deener – associate professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; chair of Faculty Association.
  • Rafael Davalos – professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics.
  • Karen DePauw – vice president and dean, Graduate School.
  • Mike Friedlander – executive director, Fralin Biomedical Sciences Institute.
  • David Gerrard – professor and department head, Animal and Poultry Sciences.
  • Kathy Hosig - associate professor, Population Health Sciences.
  • Becky Jones, graduate program coordinator, Population Health Sciences; chair of Staff Association.
  • Shawna Klahn – clinical associate professor (oncology), Small Animal Clinical Sciences.
  • Margie Lee – professor and chair, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.
  • X.J. Meng – university distinguished professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.
  • Jacquelyn Pelzer – director, Admissions and Student Services; associate professor, Population Health Sciences.
  • Carolyn Sink – supervisor, ViTALS Laboratory Services.
  • Nat Tablante – professor; associate director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (Maryland).

Jack Finney, vice provost for Faculty Affairs; Amy Hogan, assistant provost for Leadership Initiatives; and Leslie Sullivan, faculty affairs coordinator for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, will serve as search committee staff.

Established in 1978, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a leading biomedical teaching and research center and the in-state veterinary college for residents of Virginia and Maryland. Its mission is to protect and enhance animal, human, and environmental health and welfare through the education of a diverse population of professional and post-graduate students in preparation for careers in the broad areas of veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, and public health.

The college seeks to create, disseminate, and apply new medical knowledge through discovery, publication, education and engagement, and provide excellent and compassionate clinical services to animal owners and producers in Virginia and Maryland. College locations include the main campus in Blacksburg; the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia; and the Gudelsky Veterinary Center in College Park, Maryland.

Position description, application process, and search updates will be available on the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost ( website.