Michael D. Erskine, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (equine), has been named director of Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center. The center, located in Leesburg, Va., is a campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Erskine’s new position became effective April 25. He had been serving as interim director since May 2013.
“Over the last 18 months, I have worked closely with Dr. Erskine and others from the college to conduct a comprehensive review and planning process with the goal of developing a more sustainable business model for the equine medical center,” said Cyril Clarke, BVSc, Ph.D., dean of the veterinary college. “He has been instrumental in moving forward several high-priority projects that already are making a positive impact on the center’s performance and financial standing. I consider him to be very well-qualified to serve the college in his new position.”
Erskine most recently practiced with Damascus Equine Associates in Mount Airy, Md., a group of private ambulatory equine practitioners who serve a wide variety of clients and their horses in Maryland and the surrounding area. He has a special interest in sport and pleasure horses.
“He has been a veterinary practice owner for over 25 years and a strong supporter of the equine medical center as both a referring clinician and a member of the EMC Council and Veterinary Advisory Board,” Dr. Clarke said. “His career includes a wide range of distinguished veterinary service, practice management, administration and service to the veterinary profession.”