August 2016 Deans Corner
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Texas Has No Need for Second Veterinary College, Coordinating Board Study Concludes

A new report issued by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board concludes that a second veterinary college would be expensive to create and operate and is unnecessary in the state of Texas, particularly with the opening of a $120 million veterinary teaching complex at Texas A&M University.

Laura Schulze and Dr. David Threadgill

WTAMU Undergraduate Researcher Studies at the CVM

Laura Schulze, a biology and pre-medicine major at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is currently participating in an eight-week research project in the laboratory of Distinguished Professor Dr. David Threadgill. The experience has allowed Schulze to immerse herself in research and investigate the genetic factors related to infection in cattle that experience sudden cardiac death.

CVM graduates have lower debt

CVM is Number One in Nation for Debt to Income Ratio

Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) was recently identified as the number one veterinary college in the nation in terms of lower student debt compared to income. Texas A&M’s veterinary students enjoy the second lowest student debt in the nation among veterinary colleges. The CVM offers a valuable and affordable veterinary medical education in Texas.

Dr. Leif Andersson awarded GURI Grant

Andersson Awarded Governor’s University Research Initiative Grant

Dr. Leif Andersson, former Texas A&M Institute for Advanced Studies Faculty Fellow and professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, was one of five faculty members at Texas A&M University to be awarded a Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) Grant. He awarded $1,568,000 to support his research in molecular and comparative genetics.


Dr. Dan Posey recuits at West Texas

Dr. Dan Posey recruits at WTAMU

Dr. Dan Posey, the newly appointed academic coordinator at West Texas A&M University, recently helped with university recruitment. There, Posey educated potential students about the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center, how the CVM is Serving Every Texan Every Day, and how students can get involved.


PEER Veterinary Students Make a Splash with STEM Education

As part of the Animal Day hosted by the Larry J. Ringer Library PEER veterinary students organized an educational room that attracted over 700 community members who came to learn about pet care. PEER provided stations where visitors explored pet nutrition, common parasites, dental health, and a coloring station.


One Health at the Central America Summit

One Health at the Central America Summit

Dr. Rosina “Tammi” Krecek, interim assistant dean of the Texas A&M One Health Initiative; Dr. Linda Logan, director of International Programs; and Dr. Adalberto Perez de Leon, adjunct professor in VTPB, recently attended the Central America Summit: Forging a Viable Future held at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.

Veterinary Enrichment Camp

Veterinary Enrichment Camp

Eighty high-school juniors and seniors from all across the United States were invited to the CVM for the unique experience of Veterinary Enrichment Camp 2016. It was held on July 19 through 22, where the campers were fully immersed in the experience of being a veterinary student at Texas A&M.


Jones at Texas Farm Bureau Conference

Jones Serves As Panelist For Texas Farm Bureau Summer Conference

Dr. Meredyth Jones, associate professor at the CVM, participated as a panelist in a Wildlife & Livestock Health Issues discussion at the Texas Farm Bureau Summer Conference on June 29 in Horseshoe Bay, TX. Over 450 Farm Bureau members attended the conference.

Follow the Progess of our New Complex Online

Follow the Progess of the VBEC Online

You can view the latest state of the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) online. The webpage allows for a time-lapse video of construction.

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CVM Staff Awards
August 16, 2016

Canine Conference
August 26-28, 2016

Reunion: Class of '76
September 30 - October 1, 2016 

Reunion: Class of '06
October 22, 2016 

Emergency & Critical Care Conference
October 22-23, 2016

Cargill Equine Nutrition Conference 
November 5, 2016

Development Council Meeting
November 11, 2016

Retired Faculty and Staff Brunch
November 11, 2016

VBEC Grand Opening
November 11, 2016

Anesthesia & Analgesia Conference
December 9-11, 2016

Centennial Website

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Dr. Larry Suva, department head of VTPP, was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award. According to the NIH, the award will “provide long-term, stable support to investigators whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are likely to continue to perform in an outstanding manner.”

Stephanie Marie Miranda-Kleinheinz, a biomedical science graduate from the Class of '00, was named by Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40. Miranda-Kleinheinz was also recently named the CEO of School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County, which consists of six clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Maria Dolores Esteve-Gassent, program co-director and assistant professor of veterinary pathobiology, was part of a team awarded a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant. The grant supports training for next-generation scientists focused on climate change and food security.

Dr. Jan Suchodolski was awarded Best Short Communication in Internal Medicine at the 22nd Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations Congress in Vienna, Austria in June 2016 for his presentation titled “Characterization of Dysbiosis in Dogs with Chronic Enteropathies.”

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