Dr. Jeanne Fairweather may not have graduated from Texas A&M University, but she formed a bond with the university as close as any former student. Fondly known around the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as the “white coat doctor”, she lived a life of service to others.
That spirit now lives on in an endowment Fairweather left behind to support future veterinarians. It provides scholarships and a professional white coat to every student who has completed the rigorous first year of veterinary school.
One of the college’s highest priorities is scholarship support for our students, while providing them with an advanced veterinary medical education that utilizes the finest in modern technologies. Along with these advances also come growing costs. The average debt for a veterinary student at graduation can well exceed $55,000.
To help ease the financial burden faced by students and graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine, there are numerous scholarships established and new ones being set up almost daily.
Carl B. King Foundation Deanship in Veterinary Medicine
The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation of Dallas has generously funded the first and only chair of its kind in a major university. This may be used at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences to support teaching, research, facilities improvements, service, and professional development activities of the college.