Dr. Stephanie Dorosko teaches both Science and Veterinary Technology courses, including Zoology, Animal Nutrition, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Behavoir.
Stephanie earned both a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree and a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism at Tufts University – a clinical degree and a research degree, as she describes them.
Stephanie worked part-time as a veterinarian while working on her doctorate, which involved public health and the breastmilk transmission of HIV from mother to child. She has published a number of articles in scientific journals such as Journal of Virology and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Stephanie did post-doctoral work at Dartmouth Medical School as an assistant research professor before coming to teach at Vermont Tech. While teaching full-time, Stephanie is also a veterinarian at a clinic on the weekends and in the summer.
Stephanie says she enjoys getting students excited about learning, as well as guiding them through the transitional process from students to adults who have to balance work and life. Stephanie is an adviser to 28 students and in 2016 she earned the “Carolyn Donahue Friend of Equal Opportunity Education Award” from the Vermont Educational Opportunity Association. It honors a person who helps low-income students, first-generation students or students with disabilities succeed in college.