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CVM Hosts Texas Veterinary Medical Association Conference

Posted March 15, 2017

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TVMA executive committee members pose with Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) held its 2017 Annual Conference at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) March 3-5, 2017, in the Veterinary & Biomedical Educational Complex (VBEC).

The event included the latest in teaching technology and investment in the future of the college and veterinary students. Daytime lectures, workshops, and trade show demonstrations were held in the VBEC state-of-the-art teaching and clinical facility for the ultimate learning experience. More than 150 veterinary students and nearly 400 veterinarians assembled to perform the business of the organization, acquire and expand their knowledge base and skill set, and grow closer as a veterinary community through networking and social activities.

This is the first time the event was held at the VBEC, and the 65-plus vendors were complimentary about the complex, the space, and the networking opportunities.

Dr. Dan Posey, academic coordinator for the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC) at West Texas A&M University, was sworn in on Saturday evening as the new TVMA president. Dr. Sam Miller, TVMA past president, was on-hand to pass the gavel to Posey.

“We are so grateful to the TVMA for their support of our college and our students,” said Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine.  “The TVMA has been a collaborative partner for many years, providing scholarships, learning opportunities, sponsoring practice management seminars, job fair and college-to-work transition meetings—I could go on and on talking about all the wonderful things they do for us.  We were honored to host this year’s conference in our new building.”

“The TVMA annual conference was a great success, with the showcasing of the new veterinary education complex, the meeting of the TVMA Board of Directors, and the offering of quality CE,” said Posey.  “It was a great weekend for the TVMA in College Station with our great educational partner, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.”

The CVM has 100 percent faculty membership in the TVMA and benefits from its input on curriculum design, feedback on assessment, identification of possible improvements, and new ideas. The TVMA also assists with the student selection process, which provides them with a good understanding of the high caliber of students in our program.

"From a veteran conference planner's perspective, I found the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex to be one of the top meeting venues I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said Ellen Forsythe, CMP and director of education and meetings for TVMA. “Not only is the complex replete with the latest audio-visual technology, but the event and building management teams were dedicated to ensuring our meeting went without a hitch. They were right the association beside us to troubleshoot each challenge we faced during the planning and execution of our meeting.”

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For more information about the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our website at vetmed.tamu.edu or join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact Information: Megan Palsa, Executive Director of Communications, Media & Public Relations, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science; mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu; 979-862-4216; 979-421-3121 (cell)



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