CVM-TVMA Collaborative Leadership
Posted March 03, 2017
Eleanor M. Green,
DVM, DACVIM, DABVP,
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.
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
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.
Dan Posey, DVM ’82,
2017 TVMA President
- Being re-energized as they return to practice, industry, or
- 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
- 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,
2016 CVM Annual Report.
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