At A Glance

The animal-human bond is unique and profound. As the founding dean of Clemson’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Steven Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM is leading the effort to increase the number of veterinary clinicians and scientists to positively impact people and animals in South Carolina and beyond. Dr. Marks’ expertise is in general veterinary topics, small animal internal medicine and small animal emergency medicine.


A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Marks came to Clemson in 2023 after positions at the North Carolina State University (2005-2023), 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 interests involve 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.

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. He completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at Washington State University, where he also earned a master’s degree in veterinary medicine.

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I’m thrilled to accept this role. It allows me the opportunity to combine my passions of the human-animal bond and veterinary medicine to train the next generation of clinician-scientists and veterinarians at a university that has had an exceptional impact on our family. The College of Veterinary Medicine is important to South Carolina, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to play a part in positively impacting the people and the animals within the state. 

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    • Small animal internal medicine
    • Small animal emergency medicine
    • General veterinary information
    • Cardiopulmonary medicine
    • Pain management

    Degrees, Institutions

    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    • M.S. in veterinary medicine, Washington State University
    • B.V.Sc. in veterinary science, University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary Science