Dr. Steven Marks has been appointed Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The appointment by Dean Paul Lunn is effective July 1, 2014.
Dr. Marks currently is on clinical staff with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center where he serves as a Clinical Professor of Internal and Emergency Medicine, as a Service Chief of Small Animal Medicine, and as Chair of the NC State Veterinary Health Complex Hospital Board.
“The search for new leadership of our teaching hospital programs attracted several outstanding applicants,” says Dean Paul Lunn. “Dr. Marks brings an outstanding performance as both a clinician and an educator to this vital leadership position, together with a strong understanding of the importance of engaging all of our faculty and staff in the mission of the hospital, and of delivering the very best service to animal owners and referring veterinarians.”
A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Marks came to NC State in 2005 after positions at the University of Illinois (2001-2005), Louisiana State University (1996-2001), Colorado State University (1995-1996), Cardio Pet, Inc. (1994-1995) and Washington State University (1990-1994). He also served as president of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine from 2009 to 2012.
Dr. Marks’ research involves emergency and critical care, general internal medicine, cardiopulmonary medicine, and pain management. As a teacher, Dr. Marks is the recipient of numerous awards including the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award at Louisiana State University (1999), the Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award at NC State (2009), the Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award at NC State (2013) and most recently, the 2014 NC State Outstanding Teacher Award.
“The students, staff, house officers, faculty, and referring veterinary community all contribute to the success of the VHC,” says Dr. Marks. “I look forward to working with this exceptional team to provide continued cutting age patient care and service.”
Dr. Marks received his BVSc degree from the University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary Science in 1989. He had a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at Washington State University, where he also earned a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine.
As Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services, Dr. Marks will oversee the NC State Veterinary Health Complex. The VHC is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Terry Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services. Dr. Marks will also lead the House Officer training program, which one of the top ranked programs of its kind in the world.