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College of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jeryl Jones, PhD, DVM, DACVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jeryl Jones, PhD, DVM, DACVR

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jones is a veterinary radiologist and professor in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine at Clemson University. She moved to Clemson in the spring of 2015 from West Virginia University’s Animal and Nutritional Sciences Division in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Jones completed her undergraduate degree in Pre-Professional Studies, Zoology from Clemson University. During her time at Clemson, she worked as a research assistant for several projects and developed an interest in research. She went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Georgia. Upon completing veterinary school, Dr. Jones worked in private veterinary practices in Syracuse, NY; Aiken, SC; and Barnwell, SC.

After seven years in private practice, she entered a residency program at Auburn University to become a board-certified veterinary radiologist. During her residency program, she rediscovered her interest in research and went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Studies from Auburn University. Her research currently focuses on diagnostic imaging applications in natural animal and experimental animal models.

 

Dr. Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Scharko, who was raised in Columbia, S.C., earned a D.V.M. in 1983 from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She completed an internship at Tufts University Ambulatory and a residency in production medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Scharko was on faculty at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in the Ambulatory section for six years. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 1994. In 1995, Dr. Scharko became employed as the extension ruminant veterinarian at the University of Kentucky, Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. In 2008, she joined Clemson University as an extension/field veterinarian at Livestock Poultry Health in Columbia, SC. She is currently involved with cattle, goats and sheep production/management/herd health. Her major areas of activities include biosecurity and FAMACHA/parasite control training in small ruminants, Scrapie eradication, Beef Quality Assurance.

Dr. Scharko is currently on the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Council, South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) board, and Clemson University IACUC. She is past president for AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), ACVPM (American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine), AASRP (American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners), and AAEV (American Association of Extension Veterinarians).

 

Erin Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Erin Thompson

Multimedia and Graphic Design Specialist

Erin Thompson serves as the Multimedia and Graphic Design Specialist for Clemson University’sCollege of Veterinary Medicine. With a background in graphic design and marketing, Thompson is responsible for leading design projects, website development, social media strategy, and contributing to overall content development.

Thompson received a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from Mississippi State University. She is currently furthering her education by pursuing an MBA in Digital Brand Communications at Clemson University.

The development of a new college at Clemson is a unique opportunity Thompson is excited to be a part of. She is looking forward to applying her knowledge and experience in graphic design, marketing, and brand development to aid in the success of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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