Roussel Elected ACVIM LAIM Specialty President
May 19, 2010
Dr. Allen Roussel, professor and associate department head at
the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, has been named the next American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine Large Animal Internal Medicine (ACVIM LAIM)
Specialty President Elect.
The mission of the ACVIM is to eliminate animal disease by
supporting discovery, education, and partnerships throughout the
global community of medicine. ACVIM supports the work of scientists
that raises awareness for specialty medicine, the need for advanced
care, and research for future cures. Dr. Roussel's specialty is
with large animal internal medicine.
Roussel begins his leadership role with the ACVIM LAIM at a time
when there is a nationwide shortage of large animal veterinarians,
and yet they have an important part to play in protecting public
health. Large animal veterinarians have had a role in ensuring the
safety of the food supply through disease surveillance, improving
herd health, and the development of new diagnostic and treatment
modalities. ACVIM specialists in private practice the provide the
highest level care to large animals at referral hospitals
throughout the country, while those at university teaching
hospitals instruct students and post-graduate trainees in the
latest methods of diagnosis and treatment.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as president of
the specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine" said Roussel. "We
are faced with challenges in both the private and public sector in
this period of economic uncertainty, but our membership has the
will and the know-how to meet any challenge head-on and continue to
advance the profession."
Roussel will begin his term as the president elect in June of
2010, and become the president in June of 2011.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
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Cell - (979) 739-5718
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