Construction began in December for the VERO Center and a new TVMDL facility
Construction began in December for the VERO Center and a new TVMDL facility
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VERO Groundbreaking
Texas-Sized Livestock Program Takes Shape at West Texas A&M
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, WTAMU President Walter Wendler, and CVM Dean Eleanor Green were on hand for the Dec. 20 groundbreaking of the new Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO) Center and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Amarillo.
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VET, AgriLife Agents Deploy to California
to Provide Wildfire Relief
The team of eight deployed on Dec. 20 to offer relief to those who have been sheltering and caring for approximately 700 animals, while also assisting with the reunification efforts for lost and missing pets.
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CVM Kicks Off Holiday Season during Annual Celebration
Dean Eleanor M. Green thanked faculty and staff for all they do as members of the CVM family came together in fellowship on Dec. 11 for the annual holiday celebration. Visit the CVM Flickr account to see more photos from the celebration by clicking below.
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PEER Shares STEM Enthusiasm at Local Chamber Career Fair
More than 2,000 eighth graders from the Bryan-College Station area learned about STEM fields from a variety of booths, including one manned by Dr. Larry Johnson and a group of PEER fellows.
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CVM Prof Reveals Rudolf, Other Reindeer are Likely Female
Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon told Texas A&M Today that because reindeer of both genders grow antlers, it's very possible that Rudolph and his colleagues were female.
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CVM Earns Second Place in Collegiate Challenge
Congratulations to the CVM's Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners on winnnig second place in the AAEP's Collegiate Challenge by raising more than $39,000 for the AAEP Foundation, which supports student programs. The chapter was awarded $500 during the group's convention this year.
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Small Animal Primary Care Welcomes New Assistant Professor
Dr. James Bilof joins the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department from The Animal Foundation, where she served as a shelter veterinarian.
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Faculty Members Receive College-Level AFS Awards
Drs. Jayanth Ramadoss and Bert Dodd were recognized on Dec. 11 with certificates and checks for their dedication to education as part of the Association of Former Students' College-Level Teaching Awards.
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Easterwood Joins Cavalry at Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1
When Texas A&M's Parsons Mounted Cavalry headed to California for its first appearance in the Tournament of Roses parade, Dr. Leslie Easterwood, as the cavalry veterinarian, was asked to accompany and walk alongside the group and its 40 horses.
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Superfund Training Prepares Scientists
for Disaster Research
The two-day Disaster Research Training Workshop, Dec. 17-18, offered insight on the incident command system, communicating research with the media, field work and sampling, and surveys.
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Creevy, Washburn Discuss Dog Aging Project Participation
Dr. Kate Creevy and Chief's owner, Dr. Shannon Washburn, discuss the Dog Aging Project's clinical trial, which evaluates rapamyacin's ability to slow the effects of aging.
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College Hour Focuses
on High-Impact Learning
Dr. Gerald Parker and his colleagues from the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government & Public Service and TEEX shared their experiences and the feedback they received from running an interdisciplinary simulation before this year's Global Pandemic Policy Summit.
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VMTH Gets into Holiday Spirit with Stress-Relief Activities
VMTH faculty, clinicians, staff, and students were treated to therapy dogs and decorating contests in December to spread the holiday cheer.
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Aggies Invent:
Veterinary Medicine

February 15-17, 2019
CVM Honors & Awards Ceremony
April 5, 2019
CVM White Coat Ceremony
April 5, 2019
Small Animal
Oncology Conference

March 1-3, 2019
Food Animal Conference
May 31-June 1, 2019
Veterinary Technician Conference
June 21-23, 2019
AAEP 360
July 11-13, 2019

Feline Forum
July 28-29, 2019
Canine Conference
August 23-25, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Murl Bailey, Dr. Katrin Hinrichs, Dr. John Stallone, Judy Walters, and Kathy Mooney for outstanding service to Texas A&M University and VTPP. University lapel pins for 50, 40, 25 and 20 years of service were awarded at the annual VTPP holiday party.
Congratulations to Dr. Glen Laine, recently appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Laine's term is 2019–2022.
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