• DVM – Ohio State University, 1974

Professional Accomplishments:

Dr. Messenger received his DVM degree from Ohio State University in 1974. He served in the US Army Veterinary Corps immediately following graduation. He was honorably discharged from his military obligation in 1977 and returned to Charlotte in 1979. Dr. Messenger has practiced emergency medicine in North Carolina for 40 years.

US Army Veterinary Corps, with duty stations in Boston, Massachusetts, San Antonio, Texas, and Delta Junction, Alaska.

Trained in public health. He has been a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society since 1986 and has served on the Board of Directors of VECCS as Treasurer, and currently as its President. Dr. Messengers leisure interests include cycling, vegetable gardening, herpetology, hiking, volunteer support for Mecklenburg Council of BSA…all outdoor stuff. Indoors, he loves to cook.

Areas of Special Interest:

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Shock, trauma, and acid-base abnormalities