TVMDL adds Eric Snook, pathologist

Snook, Eric-4x5The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) announces the newest addition to the College Station staff, Eric Snook, DVM. Dr. Snook joins the histopathology section; his previous veterinary and diagnostic experience allows him to provide scientific guidance and consultation on a number of species.

Dr. Snook received his bachelor of arts in biology from Fresno Pacific University before attending Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned a doctorate. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as an associate veterinarian in California. Most recently, Dr. Snook worked on post-doctoral research at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, focusing on the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy while supervising third- and fourth-year pathology residents.

“Dr. Snook’s real-world veterinary experience will prove beneficial in his work as a veterinary pathologist”, says TVMDL Director Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, Ph.D. “Client communication is a service at the top of TVMDL’s priority list, having worked in private practice will allow Dr. Snook to better understand the needs and expectations of our clients.”

In addition to performing carcass and tissue examinations, Dr. Snook will perform necropsy on different species. The potential to work with exotic animals was one reason he was eager to begin at TVMDL.

“I’ve always enjoyed doing diagnostic work and this was a great opportunity for me,” says Dr. Snook. “TVMDL has an excellent reputation as a diagnostic lab throughout the nation. It is a privilege to be able to work for this institution. My primary interests in pathology are in zoo/exotic animals and neuropathology. I am looking forward to the opportunity to perform gross and histopathologic examinations on the domestic and non-domestic species that TVMDL encounters. My family and I are enjoying Texas and we look forward to establishing roots here.”

In 2010, Dr. Snook joined the Veterinary Information Network as a consultant for the online veterinarian community, where he initiated a bi-weekly diagnostic challenge and taught online seminars. From teaching to research, and real-world diagnostic experience, Dr. Snook is a positive addition to the TVMDL staff.

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