Soon after Dr. Whittier joined the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech in 1980, he helped found the college’s clinical outreach program, which is aimed at preventing diseases among beef cattle and other large animal herds and flocks. Through the continuing research and hard work of Whittier and his colleagues in VMRCVM’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, the Food Animal Field Services program has grown to provide care for more than 40,000 animals annually.
As a professor, bovine specialist, and a pioneer in VMRCVM’s Production Management Medicine program, Whittier is a respected teacher and has been instrumental in developing his department’s curriculum. He’s also an active researcher in the areas of bovine internal parasitology, bovine reproduction, and beef cattle marketing and disease. Read more.