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Travis Burns, a farrier at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has earned national and international recognition for his work.

One of those accomplishments puts Burns in elite company. He’s one of only 16 farriers in the United States to be named an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers, a London-based trade association founded in 1605.

He gives the school the recognition of being one of only a handful of veterinary colleges with an in-house farrier.

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