With a long history of teaching, research, equine medicine and
outreach excellence, Texas A&M University has been a vital
contributor to the equine industry for generations. Both the
Department of Animal Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences have been instrumental in providing the
equine industry with knowledge and care that have advanced not only
equine sciences, but the welfare of the horse as well. Today our
past accomplishments are not enough. The
purpose of the Equine Sciences Initiative at Texas A&M is to
collaboratively utilize our expertise to build an equine program
that will graduate the industry's future leaders and generate
research and veterinary medical care that will improve the industry
and the care and welfare of the horse. Texas A&M will build
complete and modern facilities, from which to teach, train students
and conduct research. Further, Texas A&M will be connected to
the entire industry through extensive outreach
The Equine Initiative has developed four major imperatives. In
each of these areas, the focus will be to enhance and improve upon
Texas A&M's existing strengths in order to facilitate the
completion the vision of the Equine Initiative. The four
imperatives are curriculum enhancement,
outreach & engagement expansion, facility construction
and partnership development.
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Dr. Jim Heird
joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in September, 2009.
Bringing with him a history of superb academic and industry
experience, Dr. Heird is well positioned to lead the Equine
Morrison joined Dr. Heird and the Equine Initiative in January
2010. Anna's familiarity with equine academic programs makes her a
strong addition to the Initiative team.
Great support and guidance for the Equine Initiative is provided
by the leadership in the Colleges of Agriculture & Life
Sciences and Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
If you have questions about the Equine Initiative or Texas
A&M University, please contact us at (979) 845-6098, or by
email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.