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Three CVM Faculty Recognized with University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards

The Texas A&M Association of Former Students (AFS) honored three members of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) faculty with a University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award, one of the highest honors presented by the AFS. Dr. Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, professor and head of the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences; Dr. Ann Kier, professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology; and Dr. Christopher Quick, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology were announced as this year’s honorees from the CVM.


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21st Annual Open House

The college hosted its 21st annual Open House last Saturday, and it was a huge success. The day was bright and sunny and filled with laughter and educational opportunities for thousands of parents and their children. Girl scouts, boy scouts, Future Farmers of America and lots of individual families enjoyed a fun day at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  Whether wide eyed and focused on teddy bear surgery or petting a llama in the petting zoo, people lined the hallways and outdoors to learn about animal care and the latest technology in veterinary medicine. 



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Congrats to Rachel Curtis for the #1 Student Poster at AAVMC!

PhD student Rachel Curtis was awarded the #1 Student Poster Award at the 2014 American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges conference in March in Alexandria, VA! Rachel's poster was entitled 'Merging ecology and epidemiology to reduce the burden of human and canine Chagas disease: a One Health approach'. The poster was a great contribution to this year's meeting, which had the theme of One Health in Veterinary Medical Education. We are thrilled that Texas A&M University was well represented at this year's conference, and that Dean Green, Assistant Dean Mike Chaddock and Merrideth Holub were present for Rachel's presentation.


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Emergency Training at Disaster City

Members of the Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) instruct the search and rescue teams and their canine partners on how to give a basic physical exam and to identify signs and symptoms of problems they encounter in the field. The VET was participating with canine search and rescue teams from around the nation at the 2014 Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Canine Workshop.


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Dr. Timothy D. Phillips wins Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award

Dr. Timothy D. Phillips won the 2014 Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award for his work on improving public health. The award recognizes Phillips for his pioneering research with dioctahedral smectite clays in the United States and Africa.


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Construction on New Aviary

The new aviary on F&B Road is expected to be completed by July 2014. The new 13,900 square foot facility will include the following spaces: multipurpose rooms, healthy aviary, unhealthy aviary and a quarantine and BSL2 aviary.


Honors Convocation
April 4

White Coat Ceremony    
April 4

Outstanding Alumni Recognition Dinner    
April 4

FFA contest to be held at the CVM
April 5

Parents’ Weekend
April 5

Heifer International Benefit Banquet
April 6

Texas State Board Examination    
April 7

Vet School Olympics
April 711

Preregistration for summer and fall semesters begins    
April 10

April 21

Final Examinations for DVM students begin    
April 28

Groundbreaking for the New Education Complex and the Grand Opening of the Equine Complex
April 30

Ricci Karkula was confirmed as president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) at the 2014 SAVMA Symposium at Colorado State University in March. Dr. Kenita Rogers is now the official SAVMA presidential advisor. Congratulations to them both!

Congratulations to CVM alumnus Dr. Charlie Wiseman, who will enter the ranks of those honored as an Association of Former Students Distinguished Alumnus. He will join Dr. Fred Palmer and Dr. Joe West as veterinarians from the CVM.

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