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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM): University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1990)

Bachelor of Science: Agriculture - University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Professional Experience

2001-Present: Associate Professor, Veterinary Science and Public Health - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA Currently Interim Department Head

24 plus years of experience in equine, companion animal, mixed practice, emergency and corporate practice

20 plus years of military experience as the Georgia Army National Guard Preventive Medicine Officer and Deputy Commander for Medical Command Deployed to Afghanistan May 2011 to April 2012

Assisted Department of State and Department of Energy in Afghanistan in Nov 2012 and May 2013

Involved in managing animal disaster management and in law enforcement and animal control facilities

Pharmaceutical industry: research and technical services

Research Interests

  • Adult stem cells and their presence in circulating blood
  • Immune systems of animals
  • Biotechnology

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Past President of Historic Macon
  • Past Board Member of the Georgia Transplant Foundations
  • Past Member of the State of Georgia Agriculture and Food Safety Committee and the Georgia Department of Agriculture Companion Animal Committee
  • Past President of the Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Board of Goodwill Industries (Macon and the CSTA)


Primitive Stem Cells are Present in the Blood of Adult Equines and Increase with Moderate Exercise or Ingestion of Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae August 2013.

Primitive Stem Cells Residing in the Skeletal Muscle of Adult Pigs are Mobilized into the Peripheral Blood Following Trauma

Astracts presented at Keystone Conferences in Utah (2007) and Vancouver (2008)