Veterinarian Darin Matlick joins PSC Faculty
The Academic Affairs Office at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Darin Matlick, DVM, who will serve in a split position as a clinical associate professor of agriculture at Potomac State; the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design; and the WVU Agricultural Extension Service.
Dr. Matlick’s PSC responsibilities include teaching agriculture animal science and vet tech-related courses; serving as the clinical veterinarian for the Potomac State farm animals; assuming a leadership role in the development of an academic veterinary technology program, serving as the veterinary technology program coordinator; and assisting the director of development with fund-raising efforts to support and enhance the veterinary technology program.
Dr. Matlick earned an associate degree from Allegany Community College in respiratory therapy in 1994. He attended PSC in 1996 and 1997, before earning his bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences from WVU in 1999. He earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2002. He also completed the Beef Cattle Production Management Series from the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center in Clay Center, Neb.
While earning his degrees, Dr. Matlick served as a registered respiratory therapist at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va., Grant County Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va. and at Grant Medical Center Trauma Unit in Columbus, Ohio. He was also the previous owner of Mountainview Veterinary Services in Keyser from 2003 to 2010.
Dr. Matlick’s professional experiences include small and large animal medicine and surgery, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and herd health for local producers. Additionally, he has taught at the international level at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Matlick is a member of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the West Virginia Cattleman’s Association and the American Association of Bovine Practioners. He has also served on numerous committees with the College, University, County, and State.
Additionally, Dr. Matlick has been published in various journals and was awarded the Kidder Scholarship (WVU), the Most Outstanding Food Animal Student (OSU) and was recognized with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award (PSC).
Dr. Matlick is a Keyser native and 1991 graduate of Keyser High School. He and his wife, Amber, are the parents of two boys, Evan (13) and Drew (10).