Eckman Named Chief Medical Officer for Small Animal Hospital
Posted October 26, 2017
Stacy Eckman, a clinical
associate professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been appointed the
first chief medical officer for the Department of Small Animal
Clinical Sciences (VSCS).
The CMO position was created to help lead, encourage, and
implement innovations and process improvements in the hospital for
constant progress and viability, according to Jonathan Levine, the
Helen McWhorter Chair, department head, and professor of VSCS.
“Some of the tasks Stacy will be helping with include supporting
our telehealth initiative, process improvement, connecting faculty
to the VMTH, and improving the client/rDVM experience,” Levine
said. “She is already doing a great job.”
Eckman also is responsible for ensuring an optimal work
environment for clinicians, staff, and students.
“In this role, I hope to continue to positively impact the
referring veterinarian, client, and student experiences within the
hospital,” she said.
A Bay City, Texas, native and Aggie alumna, Eckman earned her
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001 from Texas
She practiced in Corpus Christi after completing her DVM degree
and co-owned a hospital there until 2009, when she returned to
College Station to become a clinician in the Small Animal
Hospital’s emergency and primary care service.
Eckman's professional interests include emergency medicine,
feline medicine, zoonotic disease, and whelping complications, and
she is actively involved in communication throughout the
curriculum, in the 1VM mentoring program, and on the CVM’s
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