College of Veterinary Medicine

Brian Butler Named Associate Dean of Clinical Programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine


The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has named Brian Butler, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACVP, Associate Dean of Clinical Programs. Butler will serve on the college’s leadership team and oversee the clinical clerkships that students will experience in their third and fourth years.

Among Butler’s responsibilities, he’ll recruit and maintain partners across the region to serve as clinical sites for students to refine their veterinary skills in a real-world setting. Butler will work closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to ensure a smooth integration of the preclinical and clinical curriculum and prepare outcome measurement data to ensure the effectiveness of the clinical training. Butler will work alongside Founding Dean Dr. Steven Marks to shape a vision and direction for the college.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Butler join the CVM team,” said Marks. “Not only is he a veterinary specialist with a PhD, but he has a passion for prioritizing the student experience. We could not be more thrilled to have him on board and working to advance the goals of the college.”

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

Butler has been actively involved in providing veterinary education since 2013. After graduating from St. George’s University with a DVM degree in 2005, 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. 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, Butler 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 College and is committed to bridging the gap between medical theory and practical clinical training for all Clemson students.

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