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Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries welcomes SFT member Dr. David Pugh

Wednesday, April 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
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New Laboratory Director Hired: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries welcomes Dr. David Pugh as the Director of the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System. Dr. Pugh joins the department from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and is one of the first charter parasitologists of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. He earned his BSA, DVM, and MS degrees from the University of Georgia, and his MAg in Agricultural Entomology (External Parasites) from Auburn University. He received post-DVM training at Virginia Tech (Equine Clinical Nutrition) and Texas A & M University (Theriogenology). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists (1986), the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (1992), and the American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Parasitology 2011).
Dr. Pugh was a large animal practitioner for five yrs in Georgia, and has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and Auburn University. During his academic career he has taught clinical nutrition and parasitology for horses, cows, and small ruminants, and was a clinician in ambulatory medicine and theriogenology. He was also a Technical Services Veterinarian for Fort Dodge Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health, and recently, was the Project Veterinarian & Director of Operations for the AU Equine Source Plasma Project. He is the author of over 600 publications (including peer reviewed, proceedings, book chapters, extension bulletins, abstracts, etc). Dr. Pugh has received five university and four national awards for teaching, and was the 2006 recipient of the AM Mills Award for contributions to Veterinary Medicine. He has served on various committees for the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology, the American College of Theriogenologists, the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and the National Research Council, Nutrient Requirement Committee, and the American Academy of Veterinary Parasitologists.

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