The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine has named Stephanie Valberg, DVM, Ph.D., the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Studies. She will join the college on Nov. 1, 2015.
“Dr. Valberg is an international leader in understanding and managing equine neuromuscular disorders,” said Dan Grooms, DVM, Ph.D., chairperson of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “Her experience in establishing collaborative relationships with specialists across the health sciences will play an important role in driving the research, teaching and clinical missions of the department and the college.”
Valberg’s research goal is to define the basis for neuromuscular disorders in horses, develop accurate, minimally invasive diagnostic tests and optimal methods for preventing or managing these diseases, according to the college.
Valberg comes to MSU from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. As a professor in the Department of Clinical and Population Sciences, she established the Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory and directed the University of Minnesota Equine Center from 2003 to 2013.