CVM Dean's Impact Award Recipients Honored at Holiday Reception…
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CVM Dean's Impact Award Recipients Honored at the CVM Centennial Holiday Reception
During the reception, Dr. Green awarded five Dean's Impact Awards. The Dean's Impact Award is intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the college. Recipients can be within the college, from the campus, from the TAMU System, or friends of the college. Dean's Impact Award recipients included John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, Dr. Karan Watson, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of Texas A&M University, Dr. Charles W. "Doc" Graham '53, Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University, Outstanding Alumnus of the CVM and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, business owner, and friend of the college, Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean of the CVM, Ms. Heather Quiram, Interim Director of Facilities at the CVM.

Belgium Trade Mission Visits the CVM

Texas A&M University's Division of Research assisted in facilitating a large trade mission from Belgium on Wednesday, December 7. A dozen or so members of the trade mission delegation joined a tour of the Texas A&M System's bio-corridor facilities and visited the CVM's new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC). Pictured from left: Hubert Goffinet, Head of Research Unit, Wallonia-Brussels Government; Aaron Massecar, Manager of the CVM Veterinary Innovation Lab; and Eric Haubruge, Premier Vice-Recteur de in Universite de Liege.
Dr. Barbara Gastel Honors Her Mentors
in Science Article

When the holiday letter failed to arrive last December, I worried. And I recalled two letters from decades earlier. I received the first during my sophomore year of high school. In it, an early-career scientist I'll call Dr. E told me another candidate had received the summer research opportunity I had sought.
He ended the letter by saying he hoped he could accept me the next year.
CVM Students Receive Doctorates at December Commencement Exercises
On Dec. 16, 2016, eight graduate students from the CVM were awarded their PhD degrees. Five of them attended the ceremony to receive their diplomas and be hooded.
A New Ground-Breaking CE Event: The Veterinary Innovation Summit
Dedicated to sparking and fostering ingenuity, the Veterinary Innovation Summit offers a combination of unique programming, a diverse attendee pool, and an immersive learning environment.
Dr. Leslie Easterwood Joins AAEP Board of Directors

Leslie Easterwood, DVM, clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) at Texas A&M University, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Easterwood was installed during the Dec. 6 President's Luncheon at the AAEP's 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Her three-year term expires in 2019.
Veterinary Students Inspire K-12 Students
to Pursue STEM and Perfect Their Own Non-technical Skills

Third-year veterinary students enrolled in Drs. Johnson's and Klemm's VIBS 948 elective course are honing their non-technical skills while inspiring the next generation of veterinary science professionals. This course aids students in enhancing leadership, communication, and outreach
skills through the development and presentation of a K-12 classroom lesson. Working closely with K-12 teachers and PEER undergraduate student workers, veterinary students create a science lesson...
Students Win Awards
at ACVP Annual Meeting

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) was well represented at the American College of Veterinary Pathologists annual meeting in New Orleans on Dec. 3-7, 2016.
Year In Review: 12 Moments That Defined Texas A&M In 2016
#11: Texas A&M broke ground on or completed three major construction projects in 2016 that will not only shape the school's physical appearance, but the way it students are taught and research is conducted. Projects included the grand opening of the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC)...
Healthy Happy Horse
featuring Stacy Westfall

Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM '56 Equine Complex
January 27, 2017
NAVC Veterinary Conference
Orange County Convention Center,
Orlando, Fla.
February 4-8, 2017
TVMA Annual Conference & Expo
College Station Hilton & VBEC
March 3-5, 2017
SAVMA Symposium 2017
March 16-18, 2017

CVM Outstanding Alumni Dinner
March 31, 2017
CVM Open House
April 1, 2017

CVM White Coat Ceremony
April 21, 2017

CVM Honors Convocation
April 21, 2017
Veterinary Innovation Summit
April 28-30, 2017
CVM DVM Commencement
May 10, 2017
CVM Picnic
May 19, 2017

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Dentistry Conference
May 20-21, 2017
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The Kleberg Foundation approved funding in the amount of $280,000 over three years for Dr. Stephen Safe's cancer research. They were extremely impressed with the work of the research team and Dr. Safe.
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The Leadership Institute (LI) is a program conducted each year by Texas A&M's Employee & Organizational Development for employees who are currently in organizational leadership positions or expect to be in such positions in the near future. The institute strives to enhance employees' leadership capabilities in their current and subsequent leadership roles. Kimberly Koehler, veterinary technician III in the Small Animal Hospital; Misty Skaggs, chief of staff in the Office of the Dean; and Dana Whitaker, also a veterinary technician III in the Small Animal Hospital, recently graduated as members of the 2016 LI Class.
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DVM student Alesha Rimmelin has been selected as a recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's (AVMF) 2016 AVMF/Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medicial Association (AVMA) Legacy Scholarship. One recipient was selected at each of the AVMA accredited veterinary colleges in the United States, Caribbean, and Canada.
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The Banfield Foundation is funding a new truck-based veterinary medical platform for the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET). This will allow the VET to design a highly-mobile and purpose-driven emergency response platform from the ground up, specifically for the team's unique needs in the field.
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