Veterinary Spotlight Series

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Dr. Stephen Badylak: Veterinarian’s Success Regenerating Tissue Likely to Lead to Game-changing Medical 

Advancements, New Approaches to Healing

When people ask Dr. Stephen Badylak what he does for a living, he has a simple answer: “I make body parts.”  The more complicated  answer is that he’s a veterinarian, physician, and pathologist who is also a research professor in the Department  of Surgery and director  of tissue engineering at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Bess Pierce: Providing Military Working Dogs With High-level Veterinary Care

Dr. Pierce, who is an associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), doubles as  one of the highest-ranking veterinarians stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army Reserve Corps. It's a career that aligns well with her  long-held interest in canine sports medicine and conditioning for all working dogs, either as a part of their intense physical conditioning  or for rehabilitation of injuries.


Dr. Molly McCue:  Research Into Equine Disorders Can Shed Light on Human Conditions


Like most of her colleagues, Dr. Molly McCue became a veterinarian to help animals. But she soon discovered  that studying her patients also could shed light on some of the most debilitating diseases afflicting humans.





Dr. Paige Carmichael: Veterinary Medicine: The Career Options


Dr. Paige Carmichael, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of pathology at the University of  Georgia  School of Veterinary Medicine, wants to spread the word about the varied careers available to those  who obtain degrees  in veterinary medicine.




Dr. Jonna Mazet:  The Virus Hunters -- Tracking Down the Next HIV

Veterinarian Heads International Organization that Monitors Emerging Diseases 

It’s not a matter of if a worldwide pandemic will strike but when, say experts like veterinarian and epidemiologist  Jonna Mazet, a professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the University of California - Davis,  School of Veterinary Medicine.