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CVM-TVMA Collaborative Leadership

Posted March 03, 2017


Eleanor M. Green,
The Carl B. King Dean
of Veterinary Medicine

The relationship between the College of Veterinary Medcine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) is treasured and mutually beneficial.

The value of what the TVMA provides our students in the way of support and engagement is immeasurable.

  • TVMA provides numerous scholarships and other financial assistance to CVM students, as well as their ongoing support of programs such as Open House, the Professional Programs Office, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Government Affairs Intern at the AVMA office in Washington, D.C.
  • TVMA donates numerous items to CVM students, such as stethoscopes (for first-year students), scrubs and a copy of Veterinary Drug Formulary (for second-year students), and surgical scissors (for third-year students).
  • TVMA sponsors a Veterinary Ethics Program dinner for first-year veterinary students and participating veterinarians in both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Third-year veterinary medical students have the opportunity to attend a “clinic orientation” meeting with TVMA officers.
  • SamMiller

    Sam Miller, DVM ’91,
    2016 TVMA President

  • Governing bodies are open to student members. Each TVMA committee is open to students.
  • A third-year veterinary medical student serves as a voting member of the TVMA Board of Directors.
  • A veterinary medical student serves on the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) Board of Trustees.
  • TVMA commits close to $32,000 toward student events and activities, and the TVMF commits approximately $24,500.
  • TVMA supports the new Texas A&M University System-wide veterinary medical education initiative, “Serving Every Texan Every Day.”

The opportunities TVMA members gain from engagement with CVM faculty, staff, and students include:

  • Opportunities for TVMA members to recruit and retain some of the brightest veterinary medical students to work as externs and associates in their veterinary practices.
  • DanPosey

    Dan Posey, DVM ’82,
    2017 TVMA President

  • Being re-energized as they return to practice, industry, or regulatory work.
  • The support of CVM faculty—100 percent of which are TVMA members—in various TVMA leadership roles.
  • Opportunities to give input on curriculum changes and student selection, which lets TVMA members have the ability to point out where the CVM is doing a good job and where it could improve as it molds graduates to become the future of the veterinary medical profession.
  • Opportunities to participate in the multiple mini interviews used as part of the student selection process, giving TVMA members direct influence on the caliber of veterinary medical students that the CVM admits.
To see photos from the 2017 TVMA Annual Conference & Expo, visit our Flickr album.


From the 2016 CVM Annual Report.

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