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08.20.04

New Name

(College Station, TX) The Texas A&M University Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new name for the College of Veterinary Medicine and three of its academic departments.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is now officially the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  The former Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health is now the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. The former Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery is now the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.  And, the former Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery is now the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. These new designations are effective immediately; however, stationary, directory listings, and signage will gradually be replaced.

"After college efforts reaching back well over a decade, I am pleased to announce a historic change for the nomenclature of our college and three departments," said Dr. H. Richard Adams, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "These changes better reflect the depth and breath of veterinary medical science today and our commitment to graduate future biomedical scientists at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, in addition to our traditional responsibility of educating veterinarians."

"Inclusion of Biomedical Sciences in our college name not only acknowledges our unique 2000-student undergraduate baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Sciences; it also lends emphasis to our biomedical research program that generates over $20 million per year in grant and contract awards," added Adams.

Dedicated to serving the state of Texas, Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of only 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada. Texas Aggie veterinarians proudly serve our state, our nation and indeed the world in countless ways. From highly sophisticated veterinary practices serving the residents of Texas and their animals, to military, industrial, government, and university roles, Aggie veterinarians hold positions of prestige and responsibility.

Contact Information:
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718



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