New Veterinary Medicine faculty member to focus on emergency care and surgery

LEESBURG, Va., Aug. 17, 2006 – Dr. Sarah Dukti has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) as a clinical assistant professor. Dukti will focus on emergency medicine and critical care at the hospital.

"We're delighted to be able to recruit a veterinarian like Dr. Dukti and are pleased to welcome her to our team," said Dr. Nat White, the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Professor and director of the center. “Dr. Dukti’s background in emergency medicine will allow her to make a significant contribution to our care of critical patients.”

Dukti earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University. Prior to accepting the position at the EMC, she conducted an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and a residency with a focus on surgery and emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square.

In 2005 and 2006, Dukti was honored with both the New Bolton Center’s William B. Boucher Award for Outstanding Teaching and the School of Veterinary Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a Leesburg, Va., based full-service equine hospital that is owned by Virginia Tech and operated as one of three campuses that comprise the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.