Alfred State College would like to present Melvin C. Chambliss, DVM as its Nonprofit Professional for the month of October. Dr. Chambliss works was an Associate Professor and is the Director of the Veterinary Technology Program at Alfred State.
Dr. Chambliss is responsible for teaching various courses as well as developing curriculum. He works hand in hand with the Hornell Area Humane Society and the Allegany County SPCA, both of which allow their animals to be part of the education of veterinary technician students at Alfred College. It’s mutually beneficial since the animals are spayed and/or neutered, managed, and cared for by the students and returned to the shelters as more adoptable.
He has been working with Alfred State College for nearly 12 years and chose this particular profession because he loves to handle most species of animals. He takes pleasure in teaching college students, which gives him the opportunity to share his expertise.
When asked what one of the biggest issues facing his agency was, Dr. Chambliss responded, “Overall education of society where animal health is concerned. People seem to be oblivious of what it takes to properly care for their pets.”
When not working, Dr. Chambliss can be found enjoying outdoor activities, shooting sports such as Archery, he’s a Muzzle Loading Instructor, and volunteers as a NYSDEC Hunter Safety Instructor and a Bow Hunter Safety Instructor.
Alfred State College is a member of the Institute for Human Services. For more information on becoming a member, please click here.