Annie Mae Nash Beckham

Annie Beckham

Annie Mae Nash Beckham, MS
Graduate Theriogenology Student
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences 

Annie Mae Nash Beckham is a graduate student who recently obtained a master’s degree within the Section of Theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). She graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2018, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equine Sciences and a minor in Agricultural Business.

Annie was quite active during her time at CSU, serving as president of the equine sciences student leadership group, an undergraduate research assistant, and a teaching assistant for several courses. She was active in the colt starting and sales preparation program, where she started a two-year-old horse who was the highest-selling colt in the Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale. Annie was acknowledged for her involvement and achievements at CSU with the Equine Sciences Outstanding Student Award. It was through her studies in Equine Sciences that Annie found her interest in equine reproduction.

Her passion for horses stems from her rural upbringing, where she began riding horses in her youth. Annie attended the Thacher School in California, which has an established horsemanship program, where she continued training horses throughout high school. It was there that she began helping her godparents, Richard and Cheryl Winters, conduct horsemanship clinics. She has had a love for veterinary medicine and has worked for various veterinarians throughout her life with her experiences in mixed animal, bovine, equine performance horse, and sports medicine.

Annie attributes her achievements to her many mentors. Her mentor during her undergraduate education, Dr. Jerry Black, encouraged her to further her education within equine reproduction at Texas A&M University. Under the guidance of Dr. Dickson Varner, she evaluated stallion sperm morphology with suspected disruption of the mitochondrial midpiece.

Annie is particularly interested in stallion fertility and semen processing and joins the reproduction team at the 6666 Ranch in the Fall of 2020.