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COLLEGE STATION, TX - Dr. Allen Roussel, professor of Large
Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been named a
de facto Diplomate in the European College of Bovine
Health Management (ECBHM).
Roussel is the only veterinarian from the United States neither
trained nor having practiced in Europe that earned acceptance as a
Diplomate in the College, which consists of 181 diplomates
representing 25 countries.
"It is quite an honor for me to receive this recognition," said
Roussel. "I have the greatest respect for my European colleagues in
bovine medicine, many of whom have led the world in this field. My
interactions with them have been gratifying, both professionally
The College was established late in 2003 as the first production
animal College of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation,
with the objective of improving the health and welfare of the
European cattle herd and increasing the competency of those who
practice in the field of bovine herd health. These goals will be
achieved by overseeing postgraduate clinical education towards
specialization, administering specialist European Diploma
examinations, encouraging research and scholarly activity and
promoting the dissemination of knowledge related to the
"I hope to broaden my interactions with European bovine
veterinarians through active participation in this organization,"
added Roussel. "We both have so much to learn from each other.
Exploring the methods and philosophies of practice of others can
open the door to new possibilities. It's my hope that my experience
with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
can also contribute in some way to the growth and maturation of the
Working together and developing collaborations is a sentiment
that is echoed by the administration of the ECBHM.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Roussel into the College,"
said David Barrett, President of the ECBHM. "We are keen to develop
links with colleagues in North America and particularly the ACVIM
food animal specialists, and hope that those individuals who are
members of the ACVIM and ECBHM such as Dr. Roussel will assist us
in developing collaboration in the training of residents both in
North America and Europe."
Veterinarians considered for de facto Diplomate status
in the college had to meet significant criteria that measured not
only their experience in practicing bovine veterinary medicine, but
also their contribution to the creation and communication of new
knowledge in the field of bovine herd health. Future diplomates
will be required to successfully complete a residency and
certification exam for inclusion in the College.
"It is my hope that my participation in this College will lead
to more opportunities for intellectual and cultural exchanges
between my colleagues in Europe and those on this continent,
especially those at Texas A&M University," said Roussel. "We
have so many professional challenges in common, that by sharing
ideas and perspectives, perhaps we can address them on a global
Angela G. Clendenin
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