Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
An Auburn University administrator has been named dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, filling the seat vacated in 2017 by Dr. Cyril Clarke.
The new dean, Daniel Givens, DVM, Ph.D., DACT, DACVM, is associate dean for academic affairs in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the department of pathobiology. He will take over at Virginia-Maryland starting June 1, 2020.
“Dr. Dan Givens is a highly respected researcher, clinician and academic leader who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Dr. Clarke, who stepped down in 2017 when he was promoted to Virginia Tech provost. “His collaborative approach to working with university leaders and his commitment to excellence in regard to veterinary medicine and public health missions of the college will play a key role in helping to advance Virginia Tech’s strategic partnerships and priorities.”
Gregory B. Daniel, DVM, MS, DACVR, has served as interim dean in Dr. Clarke’s absence and intends to return to the Virginia-Maryland faculty.
Dr. Givens will move to Virginia-Maryland as the university prepares for the expansion of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and renovation of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
The veterinary program has seen a surge in student interest. The Blacksburg, Virginia, university reported that the DVM track “has ranked second nationally in the number of veterinary program applicants for five consecutive years” and that the Class of 2023 received 1,853 applicants for 120 available spots.
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