The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, offers advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and cutting-edge diagnostic services.
Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a premier, full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Virginia, and one of two hospitals of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses. Our team of equine specialists in internal medicine, reproductio
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Tomorrow is World Veterinary Day. It celebrates the veterinary profession and promotes veterinarians' fantastic work. For 2022 the theme is 'Strengthening veterinary resilience.'
Safeguarding animals against illness means protecting those who can suffer but cannot speak. Veterinarians are called upon to ensure these animals have a voice and an advocate ensuring their welfare is a priority, but this burden can be physically and mentally taxing.
Healthy animals require healthy advocates, so training to be a veterinarian should include how to stay healthy as a practitioner.
We highlight two stories of a faculty and a DVM student helping
veterinary students, many of whom will soon be practitioners, with the tools and support to maintain their health and wellness.
Thank you to all our veterinarians and aspiring veterinarians!
World Veterinary Day - Strengthening veterinary resilience World Veterinary Day, created by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000, celebrates the veterinary profession and promotes veterinarians' fantastic work. For 2022, this falls on April 30th, and the theme for 2022 is 'Strengthening veterinary resilience.'
A newly constructed outdoor equine arena will dramatically help provide diagnostic information on the horses brought to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for lameness or performance issues. It also will allow for greater collaboration between veterinarians for equine surgery, sports medicine, and the farrier shop.
Its open space and all-weather surface create a model setting for clinicians to conduct comprehensive assessments of horses for medical and performance issues, most commonly lameness.
New outdoor equine arena at Veterinary Teaching Hospital allows for year-round evaluations A newly constructed outdoor equine arena will dramatically help provide diagnostic information on the horses brought to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for lameness or performance issues. It also will allow for greater collaboration between veterinarians for equine surgery, sports medicine, and the...
Gregory B. Daniel, former interim dean of the VA-MD Vet Med has been honored as one of the 2022 winners of the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award during a ceremony April 7.
The award is the highest honor given to Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine alumni to recognize their professional accomplishments in veterinary medicine, outstanding contributions to their communities and the overall advancement of animal and human health.
Daniel, professor of radiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2022 Bailey Award in academia.
Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine honors 2022 Wilford S. Bailey Award recipients Three outstanding alumni of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine—Clayton Hilton ’97, Gregory Daniel ’83 and the late Robert Lofton ’72—were honored as the 2022 winners of the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Awards during a ceremony April 7.
Patricia (Tricia) Helsel, laboratory specialist at the Equine Medical Center’s Regenerative Medicine lab, has an off the track Thoroughbred (OTTB) named Lilton Miss Tilton.
Tilton is a 9-year-old OTTB that retired from racing in 2017. After retiring she was bred and once her foal was weaned was donated for rehoming, eventually ending up at the center as a teaching horse. Tricia jumped at the chance to adopt her when the study that she was enrolled in completed and she became available.
Tricia shared that since her adoption she has been the sweetest, most forgiving mare who absolutely LOVES to jump! Tilton is in a training program with Jazz Napravnik who has done a fantastic job helping her transition to her new career as a sport horse.
Tilton and Tricia started showing a year ago and have done some dressage shows (not Tilton's favorite), jumping shows, starter events, hunter paces, paper chases, and a cross derby. Tricia feels incredibly lucky to have this truly amazing mare and can't wait to see what the future holds!
Photo by Maya Kuntze Photography
The Equine Medical Center’s popular Tuesday Talks series offers horse owners and horse professionals an opportunity to learn about various equine health topics from the center’s clinicians, residents, and guest speakers. The 2022 program is presented as a series of evening webinars.
Our final presentation in 2022 is on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. featuring Jennifer Barrett, Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of equine surgery, presenting: Colic: What every horse owner should know.
If you have not yet registered to attend this series go to: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/tuesday-talks-2022
This presentation will explain what colic is, and how veterinarians treat it. Bring your questions! At the end of the presentation there will be a Q&A session.
Join our TEAM!!!!!!
Click on this link to apply for any of the following open positions: https://bit.ly/emc-available-jobs
Patient Care Veterinary Assistant (Part-Time)
Position Number: #519642
Provides care for equine patients through administration of medications and treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping, and assisting in the preparation and performance of procedures. Responsible for cleanliness in the barns and treatment areas.
Clinical Veterinary Assistant (Full-Time)
Position Number: #518242
Working directly with patient care services to assist clinicians with daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases; treatment and medication administration; assisting with diagnostic procedures, operating room support and case circulation; laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support; preparation of medications; anesthesia support. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend on-call coverage for the operating room and after-hours coverage for the patient care department as needed.
Clinical Veterinary Technician (Full-Time)
Position Number: #519619
Assists clinicians with daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases. Provides quality care for all equine patients to include intensive care cases. Provides treatment and medication administration, including controlled substances. Assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities, operating room support and case circulation, laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support, dispensary support, and anesthesia recovery support. Provides training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and interns. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend on-call coverage for the operating room and after-hours coverage for the patent care department as needed.
If you require assistance with your application please call: (703)-771-6800
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When Quarter Horse Crazy Face and her newborn filly foal Courage, owned by Pleasant Valley Ranch, Knoxville, Maryland, arrived at the hospital for emergency evaluation and treatment, the newborn struggled to remain upright and was having difficulty nursing.
Read how the medicine team, led by Dr. Krista Estell, clinical assistant professor of equine medicine, initiated an aggressive medical management plan to ensure that Courage would have the chance for a full recovery. 👇
Filly foal battles a myriad of medical issues When Quarter Horse Crazy Face and her newborn filly foal Courage, owned by Pleasant Valley Ranch, Knoxville, Maryland, arrived at the Equine Medical Center for emergency evaluation and treatment, the newborn struggled to remain upright and was having difficulty nursing.
On February 21, the birth of a silver-gray donkey colt in her pasture came as a complete surprise to Elaine del Cerro Yau of Warrenton, Virginia.
The colt’s dam, Margaret, and her half-brother Jesus have been with Elaine for the past two years and live at her farm with a miniature donkey named Julian and a miniature Jersey cow named Esmerelda.
When Margaret first arrived at the farm, she was cautious, but after settling in, she soon started to show her super sweet and affectionate personality. Elaine had noticed that Margaret was a little on the heavy side but had no idea that she was expecting!
Click the link below to read how the Equine Medical Center medicine team, led by Dr. Emily Schaefer, clinical assistant professor of equine medicine, lavished 24/7 treatment and care on the newborn donkey colt to ensure his full recovery! 👇
The birth of a silver-gray donkey colt comes as a complete surprise! On February 21, the birth of a silver-gray donkey colt in her pasture came as a complete surprise to Elaine del Cerro Yau of Warrenton, Virginia.
On March 16, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) shared the Maryland Department of Agriculture confirmation that on March 9, a horse in Montgomery County, Maryland, tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1).
The index horse was sent to the Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia for treatment and was later euthanized due to complications.
Two other horses from the same barn have been sent to the EMC for diagnosis, isolation and are currently under treatment.
The Montgomery County Farm has been placed on a hold order by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, prohibiting movement on or off the farm until any exposed horses have been cleared for release. The index horse was previously housed in an isolated barn with 44 other horses.
The veterinary practitioner and stable are providing follow-up care to the horses on the farm. Possible links to the positive EHV-1 equine are actively being investigated. Owners are cautioned to monitor horses carefully, and should contact their private veterinarians to arrange for EHV-1 testing if a horse exhibits significant temperature elevations or neurologic signs.
Veterinarians are required to report equine neurologic syndrome to the department by calling the Animal Health Program at (410) 841-5810.
For more information about EHV-1 go to: https://bit.ly/EDCC-EHV-1on
On March 15, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) confirmed one case of strangles in a horse at a private facility in Howard County, Maryland.
Two horses transported from an auction were in quarantine when they started to display clinical signs. One horse tested positive and the other negative but both have clinical symptoms.
For more information about Strangles to: https://bit.ly/AAEP-strangles
Do you have an aspiring veterinarian in your family?
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia is holding their annual Open House event on March 19, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The event is free and open to all ages and will feature tours, exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, a raffle, local food trucks and much more!
Click on the link below for more information 👇
Annual Open House Don't miss VA-MD Vet Med's annual Open House on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event features tours, exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, a silent auction, local food trucks, and much more. Attendees interested in a behind-the-scenes tour of the college's facilities a...
The Equine Disease Communications Center (EDCC) has confirmed an outbreak of Equine Influenza in Howard County, Maryland.
Twenty horses at a boarding facility have been exposed, with one case confirmed and a total of three suspected cases.
The confirmed case, a Quarter Horse gelding, showed onset of clinical signs of a fever, severe purulent nasal discharge and lethargy on Feb. 24. The diagnosis of Equine Influenza was confirmed on Mar. 4.
For more information about Equine Influenza go to: https://bit.ly/equine-influenza
Reminder! The next in our series of Tuesday Talks webinars is tonight at 7 p.m.
Dr. Maureen Kelleher, clinical assistant of sports medicine and surgery will be presenting: The alphabet of acronyms in equine orthopedics.
With all the new technology available to diagnose and treat tendon, ligament, bone, and joint injuries in the horse, it is hard to track what they are, how they work, and when to use them.
This talk will cover diagnostics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) and then move on to treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), autologous conditioned serum (ACS), and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC).
If you have not yet registered, please go to: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/tuesday-talks-2022
Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a premier, full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Virginia, one of two hospitals of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses. Our team of equine specialists in internal medicine, reproduction, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery is committed to providing exceptional treatment for patients and superior service to clients; training today's and tomorrow’s veterinarians in the latest medical technologies and procedures; and advancing new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery.
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