West Texas A&M's Dr. Posey to Lead the Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Posted March 14, 2017
Dr. Dan Posey
College Station, Texas — Following a year of serving as
president-elect of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA),
Dr. Dan Posey, academic coordinator for the Texas A&M
Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC) at West Texas A&M University
(WT), has been installed as president of the TVMA.
Posey was welcomed as the incoming president during the TVMA’s
awards and installation banquet at the organization’s annual
conference and expo, held at the Hilton College Station Hotel and
at the Texas A&M Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex
(VBEC) March 3-5, 2017.
“As I look with great anticipation of service this year as the
TVMA as president, I am always cognizant of the long line
of great leaders who have held this gavel. I am always reflective
of their level of service, their wise counsel, and acknowledge the
roads that they have paved before me. The TVMA has had
the great fortune to have those great leaders who stepped forward
to serve. My hope is that I will be able to serve as well as my
As TVMC director at WT since 2016, Posey mentors, teaches, and
advises pre-veterinary students and works to advance and strengthen
relationships with the livestock industries to support veterinary
education, outreach, and research. He also serves as a professor of
agricultural sciences at WT.
He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from
Texas A&M University in 1982.
Working in private general veterinary practice in rural Madison
County for 20 years, Posey was certified in beef cattle production
management through the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
in Clay Center, Nebraska, in 1997.
He joined the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM) faculty in March 2002 and began
instructing senior veterinary students through clinical service to
the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Agricultural Programs.
“This is a very exciting time to be part of the TVMA,” Posey said.
“I look forward to collaborating with the executive committee and
members to work in fulfillment of the TVMA mission.”
Other accomplishments include being boarded by the American Board
of Veterinary Practitioners in beef cattle practice in 2003,
serving as the chief of food animal medicine in the Department of
Large Animal Clinical Sciences from 2003 to 2008, and serving as
the director of student affairs for the Professional Programs
Office, which he joined in January 2009.
Prior to becoming TVMA president, Posey served as an active TVMA
member through his participation on the organization’s bovine,
membership, and executive committees, as well as its board of
"Dr. Posey’s contributions to our profession, to students, and to
our college are immeasurable," said Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B.
King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. "The impact he continues to make
through student engagement, and through his professional roles in
organizations across the state and country, help develop the
profession on many levels. We are proud of his accomplishments here
in the CVM, at WT, and in the TVMA. We look forward to working with
him in this new role.”
As TVMA president, Posey will lead the nine-member executive
committee in running the organization’s administrative functions.
Founded in 1903, the TVMA is one of the largest state veterinary
medical associations in the nation and is recognized for its
leadership on important issues, innovative solutions, and effective
The organization is owned by its membership of more than 3,500
licensed, practicing veterinarians in the state of Texas and was
created to support veterinarians as they practice the art and
science of veterinary medicine in Texas.
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