Once again some great young veterinarians will be traveling to NCSU to further their careers in zoological medicine. Selected from an amazingly talented pool of candidates, the EMC is excited to announce our three new house officers, who will start their programs in mid-July.
Dr. Greg Scott
Dr. Greg Scott is the most familiar with NCSU and the EMC having completed his DVM here in 2012 having won the Clinical Proficiency in Invertebrate Medicine Award. He then complted the challenging National Marine Mammal Foundation/Sea World sponosred internship with the U.S. Marinem Mammal LLProgram in San Diego, California. From the Navy program he took positions in Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and worked as a relief veterinarian for the Californial Science Center, the Nationa Marine Mammal Foundation and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where he rose to a staff veterinarian position. He will be coming to Raleigh directly from San Diego where he has recently taken on a staff veterinarian position with the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program. We are excited to have Dr. Scott back home with us as our newest aquatic health focused zoological medicine resident.
Dr. Meghan Louis
Dr. Meghan Louis (prounounced Louie), a Captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps, will be traveling from her current duty station as the officer in charge of the Spangdahlem Veterinary Treatment Facility in Germany to become our first wildlife focused zoological medicine resident in several years. Dr. Louis will follow in a proud tradition of wildlife residents at NCSU supported by the U.S. Military. A 2008 graduate of Ross who finished her clinical year at The Ohio State University, Dr. Louis will bring 5 years of experience as a mixed animal practitioner and over 4 years as a military officer as her foundation to support her residency studies. Just to make things even more challenging, Dr. Louis will be working to complete an M.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology under her graduate committee of Drs. Michael Stoskopf, Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Tara Harrison and Craig Harms, while she is completing her residency.
Dr. Louis has a strong passion contribute to the deeper culture of conservation and policy within the federal government. At the completion of her 3 year residency she will return to the military for a minimum of 5 years additional service. There she hopes to be involved in working with the management of wildlife on military lands and in support of military programs. The U.S. Military manages wildlife on more acreage than the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Park Service.
Dr. Emma Houck
Dr. Emma Houck will be our newest ZCA Intern in the EAMS service. She comes to us directly from her small animal medicine and surgery internship with Blue Pearl in Davis, California. A 2016 DVM graduate of U.C. Davis, Dr. Houck has had experience at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and at the Kansas City Zoo during her DVM education, and Disney World prior to entering her DVM program. We are looking forward to having her on our team.