Dr. Dillon, professor of small animal surgery and medicine, received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1973 Magma Cum Laude. He was an intern and clinical resident at Auburn University earning his MS in Internal Medicine in 1977 and MBA in 2001. He was board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 1978. Dr. Dillon was the first recipient and continues to hold the Jack O Rash Chair in Internal Medicine at Auburn University. He has been chair of the Section of Medicine for 20 years and was interim director of the Scott-Ritchey Research Center.
Dr. Dillon has been active in cardiopulmonary research, with emphasis on inflammatory lung diseases and congestive heart failure of dogs and cats. His accomplishments as a clinical scientist have been recognized though numerous awards.. He is active in teaching internal medicine to the veterinary professional students and graduate students, and receives referral cases at the Auburn University Teaching Hospital. M
An owner depends on the veterinarian to assess the danger of any potential disease to his or her dog or cat. In some instances, these dangers are well known by the general public (rabies, distempter, FeLV), and owner's may request these "preventative measures".