Gregory Troy named the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 30, 2004 – Gregory C. Troy of Blacksburg, Va., professor and head of the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, was named the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s spring meeting March 29.

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.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1987, Troy has been active in teaching, research and clinical service. Troy’s research activities include more than 50 scientific articles, nine book chapters, 40 abstracts and 45 presentations at conferences and symposia. His research has spanned a breadth of naturally occurring disease in the dog and cat, and he has made significant contributions to veterinarians’ knowledge of disease syndromes. Troy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

His academic and clinical achievements have been recognized with 22 professional honors and awards, including seven teaching awards. His four awards for distinguished clinical service include the prestigious Dr. E. E. Thompson Professorial Award and the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Mahin Clinical Proficiency Award. Troy received his DVM, with honors, from Auburn University, and a master’s degree from Texas A& M University.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities, and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg, and other campus centers in northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.