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Scott Brown

VMD, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Josia Meigs Distinguished Professor

Scott Brown

Dr. Scott Brown became our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on March 1, 2016. Dr. Brown first came to the UGA CVM to complete an internship and residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He is board-certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In 1989, he received a PhD in renal pathophysiology from UGA and subsequently completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Nephrology Research and Training Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

In addition to garnering numerous teaching and research awards during his time on faculty at the UGA CVM, Dr. Brown’s service to the College has included serving as Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and Co-Director of the Educational Resources Center.

Mary Hondalus

DVM, PhD
Associate Professor
DVM-MPH Dual Degree Coordinator
Director of Preclinical Academic Affairs

Mary Hondalus

Dr. Hondalus is a graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, and following graduation, she was an equine and small animal private practitioner. She subsequently completed a Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at Temple Medical School.  As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health working to create an improved vaccine against human tuberculosis, she became more aware of health care disparities nationally and globally and developed a passion for collaborative interdisciplinary efforts to address such inequities.  At UGA she has headed an extramurally funded infectious disease research laboratory, trained PhD and MS students, been recognized for excellence in teaching, been a Lilly Teaching Fellow, a Service Learning Fellow and is currently a Women’s Leadership Fellow. In addition to the appointment in the Office of Academic Affairs wherein she oversees the program for first and second year veterinary students, she teaches and also administers the combined DVM-MPH Dual Degree Program, a collaborative effort between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Public Health.   

Michelle Henry Barton

DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Director of Clinical Academic Affairs
Callaway Endowed Chair
Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Michelle Henry Barton

Dr. Barton is a 1985 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois.  She completed a one year Large Animal Internship at North Carolina State University and then completed a four year combined Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Barton holds the Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as the Specialty President for Large Animal Internal Medicine, and is currently serving as their Ombudsman. In addition to the appointment in the Clinical Academic Affairs Office overseeing the program for third and fourth year veterinary students, she continues to teach and provide service in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital.  

Amy Thompson

M.Ed.
Program Coordinator

Amy Thompson

  • Coordinator of Student Services
  • Wellness Program coordinator
  • DVM Scholarships
  • Graduation 
  • Honors and Awards Banquet

Jacob Bishop

MIT
Application Analyst Principal

Jacob Bishop

  • Curriculum and admissions related IT support
  • ExamSoft support for students and faculty
  • E*Value administrator
  • Schedules and manages Echo360 lecture capture
  • Assists faculty with eLC, Qualtrics and SCAMP

Sherry Clouser

Ed.D
Director of Instructional and Curricular Innovation

Sherry Clouser

Dr. Clouser is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia Department of Adult Education and joined the CVM in 2018 after 19 years at the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning. Her professional interests include new models for curriculum in veterinary medical education, online and hybrid designs for faculty development, and the use of technology for teaching and learning. She is also a graduate of Virginia Tech and Purdue University and is a member of the UGA Teaching Academy.

Dajie deBin

Administrative Associate

Dajie deBin

  • Handles phone calls/greets visitors
  • Works with the 3rd & 4th year students
  • CAAO Help Desk
  • VEC & VMC Room reservations

Melanie Dillard

Preclinical Student Affairs Professional

Melanie Dillard

  • Advises DVM students on academic issues
  • Manages preclinical student schedules
  • Manages student registration and drop/add
  • Maintains academic records for DVM students
  • Works with the 1st and 2nd year students

Sarah Jaworski

M.Ed.
Clinical Student Affairs Professional

Sarah Jaworski

  • Advises DVM students on academic issues
  • Manages block clinical rotation schedules for senior, clinical transfer and visiting students
  • Manages student registration and drop/add
  • Maintains academic records for DVM students
  • Works with the 3rd and 4th year students
  • Works with visiting extern students

Sam Karpen

Ph.D.
Director of Assessment

Sam Karpen

Dr. Karpen earned his Ph.D in social psychology from Indiana University in 2013 and joined the CVM in 2018 after three years as Director of Assessment at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and two years as a statistician at State Farm Mutual. His professional/research interests include judgment and decision making, program evaluation, social science research methodology, fall risk, and statistics.  

Parker Moore

Director of Admissions

Parker Moore

  • Management of the admissions process for the DVM program
  • Manages the file evaluation process
  • Organizes new student orientation and Visitation Day
  • Recruits students to the DVM program
  • Participates in forums; also, in college and university, graduate and professional school fairs
  • Located in the Academic Affairs office at the CVM

Veronica Pennington

M.P.A.
Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

Veronica Pennington

  • Manages the CVM Student Ambassador program
  • Creates and maintains programming aimed at increasing knowledge of diversity and inclusion within the CVM community
  • Oversees the Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine program
  • Assists with the admissions process for the DVM program

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