Fred Metzger, DVM, MRCVS, Diplomate ABVP

Fred Metzger, DVM, MRCVS, Diplomate ABVP

  • Adjunct Professor
State College, PA 16801


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Summa cum Laude. May 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Graduated with distinction. March 1981
  • Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Canine / Feline Specialty 1992, Recertified ABVP 2002 and 2012
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Inducted May 2013, London, UK

Dr. Metzger is the founder and medical director of Metzger Animal Hospital (VCA Metzger), a twelve-doctor AAHA certified general, referral and 24 -hour emergency hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. Previous to his appointment, Dr. Metzger was a regularly guest lectur in several VBSC classes, Pre-Vet Club membership meetings, Pre-Vet Symposiums, and provided hands-on labs and lectures for the prestigious national APVMA conference in 2007 and 2019 hosted by Penn State's Pre-Vet Club. 


Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Senior International Veterinary Advisor-IDEXX Laboratories

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

The American Veterinary Medical Association

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association

Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society

Golden Key Honor Society

Delta Gamma Rho Agricultural Honor Society

Cornell Feline Health Center

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Veterinary Medicine Magazine Advisory Board

Veterinary Economics Magazine Advisory Board

AAHA-American Animal Hospital Association



Phi Zeta Award for Highest Academic Achievement in the Veterinary Curriculum

Indiana Veterinary Association Award for Highest Academic Achievement for a First Year Student

American Association of Bovine Practitioners Award for Best Case Presentation 1985

IDEXX Laboratories Diagnostic Award 1998

1998 Veterinary Economics/ Pfizer Veterinary Practice of Excellence Award
Metzger Animal Hospital-2016 Pet Plan North American Practice of the Year Winner

2016 Distinguished Alumnus College of Agriculture Pennsylvania State University