Dr. Pamela Slack
Dr. Slack was a valued member of our CVM community and the Class of 1992. Her contributions to the college and the profession of veterinary medicine have made a lasting impact. She will continue to be remembered fondly and missed dearly.
Slack, Pamela Michelle (Age 36) of Leesburg, VA, died on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Kannanpolis, NC, beloved daughter of RADM and Mrs. Harry K. Fiske; sister of David K. Fiske and Susan M. Murphy; granddaughter of Olive M. Fiske. She is also survived by one niece, Rachel Fiske. Friends may call at MONEY AND KING VIENNA FUNERAL HOME, 171 West Maple Ave, Vienna, VA, on Sunday May 9, 1999, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, and where services will be held on Monday, May 10, at 10 am. Internment will be private.
Dr. Pamela M. Slack received her Veterinary degree Cum Laude from the
Virginia-Maryland regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.
Benefiting from the recently instituted tracking program at that
institution, she focused her education on exotic animal species early
in her career, graduating with a zoo/wildlife concentration under the umbrella of government and corporate medicine. She received the Stubb's Award in
Avian medicine in 1992. Her first veterinary position was as an Associate at
the Alexandria Animal Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. At this large (13
veterinarian) American Animal Hospital Association accredited
facility, her job description encompassed establishing an avian and exotics service which would serve not only local clientele, but also provide
regional referral services as well. Within two years this goal had
Dr. Slack currently worked at the Alexandria Animal Hospital as
Director of the Avian and Exotics Service, which she established.
She served as the Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic States Association of Veterinary Medicine, and was a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the American Ferret Association, the House Rabbit Society, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (for whom she served as a consultant for exotic species
and sits on that committee), and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Recent speaking engagements have included presentations on rabbit and rodent medicine at her state's annual conference, as well as talks given to
state and local avian groups and the American Ferret Association's annual Ferret Expo educational seminars, for which she has served as conference chairperson.
She will be greatly missed.