NCTA gains faculty veterinarian

NCTA gains faculty veterinarian

Darcy Moreland, DVM, joins the faculty of NCTA's veterinary technology division. (Crawford/NCTA News Photo)
Darcy Moreland, DVM, joins the faculty of NCTA's veterinary technology division. (Crawford/NCTA News Photo)

January 8, 2018

By NCTA News     

CURTIS, Neb. – A private practice veterinarian specializing in beef cattle and equine health has joined the faculty of Veterinary Technology programs at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Darcy Moreland, DVM, joined the NCTA faculty fulltime last week. NCTA spring semester classes started Monday.

 As an assistant professor of veterinary technology, Dr. Moreland is teaching lectures in Pharmacology and Anesthesia, and the lecture and laboratory sections of Nursing and Production Animals. She was an adjunct lecturer in the fall, 2017.

The native of southwestern Nebraska, Dr. Moreland grew up around cattle and horses on a family ranch north of Haigler.

“I have always been around the agriculture industry, especially beef cattle and horses,” she said. She attended high school in Wray, Colorado, and studied animal science and veterinary medicine at Colorado State University.

“I have seen a lot of aspects of the industry,” she said, noting her work for Heartland Cattle Company near McCook, and being mentored in high school and college by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a feedlot consultant and practitioner emphasizing low-stress cattle handling.

“We are glad to have Dr. Moreland join our teaching staff at NCTA, completing our full complement of dynamic professionals educating future veterinary technicians,” said NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.

Dr. Moreland joins Barb Berg, division chair and licensed veterinary technician, Judy Bowmaster-Cole, licensed veterinary technician, and Ricky Sue Barnes, DVM, in the teaching faculty. 

She and her husband, Blake, reside at Imperial with their infant daughter, Raegan. She plans to continue some evening and weekend veterinary work in her private practice at Imperial while commuting to the Curtis campus.

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