Bio ItemWilliam S. Swecker, Jr., DVM, PhD, DACVN , bio
Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Professor, Production Management Medicine / Clinical Nutrition
Bio ItemIan P. Herring, DVM, MS, DACVO , bio
Assistant Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Bio ItemAnthony Grafsky, MBA , bio
Hospital Administrator, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Bio ItemCarrie Nowlin , bio
Executive Assistant to the Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Hospital administration supports and facilitates the service missions of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital:
- To provide excellent clinical care to our patients using state-of-the-art technology and the latest research discoveries;
- To build the future of the veterinary profession through hands-on training of residents, interns, and fourth-year DVM students; and
- To develop new medical and surgical treatments for managing disease in your pets and animals through collaborations between clinical faculty members and basic research scientists.
The hospital director oversees all aspects of the hospital, sits on the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Executive Board, and presides over the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Management Board, which is composed of representatives from all areas of the hospital.
The hospital administrator reports to the director and oversees the hospital's day-to-day operations and its administrative areas, such as the business office, reception and medical records, communications, and hospital stores.
Direct medical services for small and large animals, pharmacy services, and diagnostic services are supported by the hospital's administrative team members as they daily interact with each other, referring veterinarians, individual clients, and students.
Each area of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a staff supervisor, while the medical areas also have faculty leadership, forming a strong, cohesive matrix of administrative oversight for the hospital.