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March 22, 2011

  • A special congratulation goes out to Dr. John Edwards in our Veterinary Pathobiology Department. Dr. Edwards has been awarded a University Level Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Graduate Mentoring. In referring to Dr. Edwards in a letter of nomination, one colleague said, "He has an answer for every question and without hesitation gives generously of his time, knowledge, patience, and energy to residents, vet students, and colleagues alike." With a rigorous selection process, these awards are among the most prestigious that can be presented to faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. Dr. Edwards will be presented his award at the annual awards ceremony on April 27th at 1:30 pm in Rudder Theater. The CVM family is very proud of Dr. Edwards and this well-deserved recognition, and we hope to see many CVM supporters at the ceremony cheering him on.
  • CVM/TVMA Collaboration - During the TVMA Mid-winter Conference, talks continued between the CVM and TVMA about jointly offering Continuing Education programs. Everyone continues to be excited about the potential to offer dynamic programming featuring expertise from the CVM faculty. In the near future, TVMA will send out surveys to their membership to gauge interest in what programs should be offered in the future as a part of this collaboration.
  • World Veterinary Year is in full swing, so don't forget to mark your calendars for April 27th when the next part of the WVY Lecture Series is scheduled. Join us in the auditorium of the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building on main campus from 4-5:30 where a panel of veterinarians will discuss the present global impact of veterinary medicine. Featured panelists are Dr. Clay Ashley, Dr. Juan Romano, and Dr. Philippa Sprake
  • And while you are looking at your calendars, be sure to block the weekend of April 2. This is our CVM Homecoming Weekend and Parents' Day. It begins on April 1 with Honors Convocation, a special time to recognize scholarship recipients and outstanding accomplishments of our faculty and students. For more information, visit the website. Following Honors Convocation, our second year students will begin their transition from classroom to clinic with the annual White Coat Ceremony. Friday evening, we recognize our college's Outstanding Alumni at a special dinner at Miramont Country Club. Tickets are $30, and must be purchased in advance from the Development Office. Details are available on the website. On Saturday, we wrap up a weekend of fun and fellowship with a celebration at The Zone Club adjacent to Kyle Field - the Gentle Doctor Scholarship Luncheon. Students, their parents, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. Some classes will be hosting reunions during the luncheon, and many of our scholarship donors will be attending. It's a great time to meet the person who has provided a scholarship and thank them for their contribution. For more information or to make your reservations (only $15 per person), visit the GDSL website or contact Noell Vance at 979-845-9043. It's going to be a great time, so be sure to join us!
  • The following weekend, on April 9th, is our annual Open House that sees thousands of visitors arrive at the CVM to learn more about our college and veterinary medicine. This student-run event features new exhibits every year, so you don't want to miss the opportunity to attend. Be sure to bring your family and friends, and help spread the word! It would be great to have another record-setting year for attendance after last year saw right at 10,000 guests. Information on this annual event can be found at the Open House website. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP
Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
(979) 845-5053