September 2016 Deans Corner
Graduate Student Oath Ceremony

Transforming Graduate Studies

As a welcome into the CVM's community of scholars, an Inaugural Graduate Student Oath Ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Pebble Creek Country Club.

Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli

New VTPB Department Head Selected

Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli came to Texas A&M from Purdue University, where he served as a professor of Veterinary Immunology/Microbiology and the Department Head of Comparative Pathobiology. Vemulpalli brings his expertise in veterinary science to the CVM.

CVM Staff Awards

CVM Staff Awards

The CVM Staff Awards took place Tuesday, August 16th. The awards program began at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and musical entertainment by Dr. Johnathon Dodd. The closing remarks were made by Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary medicine. Special thanks to the awards committee for making this possible.

Class od 2020

DVM First Year Student Orientation

The CVM held its orientation program for the incoming class of 2020 on Aug. 17-19, 2016. Students participated in activities and events to help integrate them into the CVM family, including meetings with their mentors, introduction to the faculty, wellness activities, and tours of the facility.

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BIMS Students Begin Classes in VBEC

The BIMS program welcomed approximately 2,331 undergraduate students (unofficial) for the fall semester’s enrollment, with over 692 incoming freshmen (unofficial).

CVM Supports Research in Pakistan

CVM Supports USDA

Approximately 30 Department of Plant Protection officials and other agricultural professionals from across Pakistan participated in a two-day USDA training in late July. The CVM contributed to the conference by developing several online modules that conference attendees took prior to the conference.


Dr. Dan Posey recuits at West Texas

One Health Explores Opportunities with China

In August 2016, a delegation of scientists from the Institute of Animal Health (IAH) in the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Guangdong, China visited the Texas A&M One Health Initiative team to explore future collaborative research and educational opportunities.


PEER Update

The summer is blazing hot, but PEER veterinary students are still hard at work inspiring students to pursue STEM careers. PEER veterinary students have presented to over 1000 students since the last update at the end of June.


One Health at the Central America Summit

AVMA and AVAP Conferences

Many at the CVM recently attended the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals (AVAP) conferences in August. The two conferences were held in San Antonio, TX.

One Health Student

Students Show Us the One Health Way

The One Health Student Travel Award, established in January 2016, promotes student presentation of research with One Health implications to scientific conferences. Thus far, 25 Texas A&M graduate and professional students applied, representing the CVM and other colleges.


Cowgirl Hall of Fame Visit

CVM Hosts National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Ebony Horsewomen

Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary medicine and National Cowgirl Hall of Fame honoree, welcomed National Cowgirl Museum staff, fellow Honoree Patricia Kelly, and her group of five Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. Equestrian and Agricultural Center counselors to the CVM on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Griffin and Posey

Griffin and Posey Welcomed to West Texas A&M

On Aug. 30, Drs. Dee Grifin and Dan Posey were welcomed to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center at West Texas A&M University.

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Cowgirl Hall of Fame Visit

Celebrating Our Centennial Year in the New VBEC Building

Students, faculty, and staff at the CVM have moved into the new Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex and classes have started in the new facilities. This one-of-a-kind facility provides appropriate spaces for innovative teaching and learning opportunities.

Chace Murphy

The Voice of Kyle Field Teams up with CET

Chace Murphy, the “Voice of Kyle Field,” teams up with another Texas A&M University program, the CVM’s Center for Educational Technologies (CET). Murphy will serve as the voice for the CET’s upcoming products being released this fall.


Leif Andersson

Texas A&M Professor Chosen as Honorary Member of International Society for Animal Genetics

Dr. Leif Andersson, Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) faculty fellow at the CVM and professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, was recently named an honorary member of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG). Only 16 scientists have received this prestigious recognition since ISAG was established as an international society for research on animal genetics in 1974.

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

Emergency & Critical Care Conference
October 22-23, 2016

Cargill Equine Nutrition
November 5, 2016

VBEC Grand Opening
November 11, 2016

CVM-TVMA Tailgate
November 12, 2016 

Centennial Celebration
December 9, 2016

Anesthesia & Analgesia Conference
December 9-11, 2016

Centennial Website

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Wesley Williams, DVM ’10 was the winner of the CVM gift basket at the AVMA reception and was also the first recipient of the Dorothy Hendricks Scholarship while pursuing his DVM. He assisted in making the scholarship the largest annual scholarship awarded at the CVM.

The National Cancer Institute announced that Dr. Jonathan Levine and Dr. Beth Boudreau’s NIH P30 supplement award will be funded. The total award is about $500,000 and is jointly awarded to researchers at the CVM and MD Anderson Cancer Research Center.

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