Dr. Gregory C. Troy of Blacksburg, Va., professor of small animal clinical sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professorship was established to recognize and reward a senior faculty member in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for demonstrated excellence as a clinician and who exemplifies professionalism and compassion to owners and pets. The recipient is chosen on the basis of outstanding clinical expertise, noteworthy compassion for both animal and owner, and exemplary professionalism.

The appointment is for five years and is renewable.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1987, Troy served as director of the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 1987 to 1993, Small Animal Medicine Section chief from 1996 to 2001, and head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences from 2003 to 2007.

His research has significantly contributed to the understanding of naturally occurring diseases in dogs and cats. He has written more than 60 scientific articles, 12 book chapters, 40 abstracts, and 45 presentations at professional conferences and symposia. He has successfully garnered research support of more than $250,000.

An accomplished educator, Troy has received the Teacher of the year Award for the veterinary class of 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2009. In addition, he has received many teaching and service awards. In 1997 and 1998, he received the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Mahin Clinical Proficiency Award, and in 1995, the E.E. Thompson Professorial Award.

Troy received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree, with honors, from Auburn University, and a master’s degree and internal medicine residency certificate from Texas A&M University. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a specialty board of veterinary medicine.

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