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College of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty

Dr. Brian Butler

Dr. Brian Butler, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVP

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Brian Butler has been actively involved in providing veterinary education since 2013. After graduating from St. George’s University with a DVM degree in 2005, Dr. Butler entered small animal practice for two years before completing a Ph.D. in comparative pathology at the University of California-Davis, followed by a pathology residency at Cornell University. Dr. Butler received board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. In addition to teaching and administrative service, he is interested in companion animal surgical pathology with an emphasis on gastrointestinal disease, hepatic pathology, and dermatopathology. Areas of research experience include mucosal immunology with a focus on the development of animal models of infectious and non-infectious inflammatory intestinal disease.

Dedicated to the support and professional development of all veterinary students, he believes the veterinary educational experience is an opportunity to expose students to the wide range of career opportunities available within this exciting profession. He is honored to be a part of the Clemson University College of Veterinary Medicine and is committed to bridging the gap between medical theory and practical clinical training for all Clemson students.

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).