February 2016 Deans Corner
Texas A&M System to Extend Reach of CVM

Texas A&M System to Extend Reach of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Culminating a seven-year plan, The Texas A&M University System announced partnerships to expand veterinary education, research, and undergraduate outreach into several regions of the state through four A&M System universities. The partnerships are between the CVM and West Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Tarleton State University.

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Texas A&M Professor Awarded the Prestigious Nilsson-Ehle Gold Medal

Texas A&M Professor Awarded the Prestigious Nilsson-Ehle Gold Medal

Dr. Leif Andersson, professor in VIBS at the CVM and at Uppsala University in Sweden, received the Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture’s Nilsson-Ehle Gold Medal for his research in animal genetics.

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  Texas A&M-led Research Shows How Hybridization Shaped Feline Evolution

Texas A&M-led Research Shows How Hybridization Shaped Feline Evolution

Research scientists at Texas A&M University and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil have moved a step closer to understanding the rich evolutionary history of the cat family. This study revealed that feline ancestry has been shaped throughout its evolutionary history by hybridization.

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Texas A&M Researchers Discover How Hexavalent Chromium Impacts Early Ovarian Development

Texas A&M Researchers Discover How Hexavalent Chromium Impacts Early Ovarian Development

New research from the CVM indicates that, despite its widespread use, hexavalent chromium can cause detrimental health effects, particularly when it comes to fetal ovarian development.

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Texas A&M Alumnus Receives First Mark L. Morris J. Investigator Award

Texas A&M Alumnus Receives First Mark L. Morris J. Investigator Award

Dr. Kathryn Meurs, an alumnus of the CVM, was awarded the Morris Animal Foundation’s Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award. Meurs received the award based on her work in the genetics of cardiac disease in companion animals.

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Dexter the Dachshund Inducted into TVMA Texas Animal Hall of Fame

Dexter the Dachshund Inducted into TVMA Texas Animal Hall of Fame

Dexter Darling, a 14-year-old long-haired dachshund, was inducted into the Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s (TVMA) 2015 Texas Animal Hall of Fame in the companion animal category at a gathering on Jan. 11.

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CVM Hosts Healthy Happy Horse Event Featuring Chris Cox

CVM Hosts Healthy Happy Horse Event Featuring Chris Cox

The Healthy Happy Horse event featuring Chris Cox took place Jan. 29 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex. The event included equine education sessions throughout the day, lunch, a demonstration from Chris Cox, and a meet-and-greet opportunity after the demonstration.

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AgLead XII Participants Meet at the CVM

AgLead XII Participants Meet at the CVM

On Jan. 19 members of the Texas Farm Bureau’s AgLead XII program, which is designed to empower young farmers and ranchers promote a promising future for Texas agriculture, met at the CVM. The meeting discussed how the CVM’s efforts help rural communities in Texas.

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PEER Promotes One Health and Diversity

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

On Jan 27 and 28 a record number of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the CVM participated in the 2016 Spring Research Symposium. The symposium consisted of both oral and poster presentations.

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PEER Promotes One Health and Diversity

Disaster City Training Held Jan 22 and 23

Members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) worked with urban search and rescue teams and their canine partners on Jan. 22 and 23 at Disaster City, a disaster training area arranged by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

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CVM Booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

SCAAEP Hosts Wet Lab

The Texas A&M Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) held its annual Wet Lab on Jan. 16, 2016. Approximately 250 students from 20 veterinary schools nationwide participated in various hands-on activities through the SCAAEP Wet Lab.

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PEER Promotes One Health and Diversity

CVM Booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Registration to help work the CVM booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is open. To sign up for a time to help, contact Corin or Whitney or stop by the CE office. A meeting will be held for volunteers at noon on Feb. 18 in the dean’s office large conference room the to discuss logistics.

  AVMA Council on Education Accreditation Visit

See Spot Run

Join us for the 23rd annual See Spot Run race on Feb. 13 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine complex. See Spot Run is a fundraising event held annually by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA).

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Follow the Progess of our New Complex Online

Follow the Progess of the VBEC Online

You can view the latest state of the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) online. The webpage allows for a time-lapse video of construction.

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See Spot Run
February 13, 2016

Staff Appreciation Week
February 29 - March 4, 2016

One Health Community Hour
March, 2016

Class Reunion '56
April 1, 2016

Class Reunion '66
April 1, 2016

Class Reunion '71
April 1, 2016

Honors Convocation
April 1, 2016

White Coat Ceremony
April 1, 2016

Outstanding Alumni Dinner
April 1, 2016

CVM Parent's Day
April 2, 2016

Open House
April 16, 2016

Night with the Francis Family
August, 2016

VBEC Grand Opening
November, 2016

Centennial Fundraiser
December, 2016


Centennial Website



Congratulations to Dr. Linda Logan, professor in VTPB and director of International Programs, for receiving the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 2016 Alumni Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Katherine Nelson, nurse specialist in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and to Dr. Norberto Espita of Small Animal Clinical Sciences for being awarded 2015-2016 President's Meritorious Service Awards for selfless service to Texas A&M University.





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