Dr. Glennon Mays, director of recruiting and student services at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), and Dr. Chris Womack, a CVM alumnus and mixed animal practitioner from San Angelo, promoted the CVM’s partnership with West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) with the CVM’s booth at the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) conference, March 29-31 in Fort Worth.
At the TSCRA conference, Mays and Womack set up a CVM outreach booth to greet and engage visitors, including Dr. Kevin Pond, dean of the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at WTAMU; Frank McLelland, manager of the T-Bar Ranch, Tahoka, Texas; and Dr. Lance Kieth, head of the WTAMU Department of Agricultural Sciences; the WTAMU contingent came in support of the CVM’s VERO facility and initiative on the WTAMU campus.
“Dr. Womack is passionately supportive of our program and agreed to assist me in the CVM Cattle Raisers booth last year and again this time,” Mays said. “He engages extremely well with the public and promotes our professional program to parents and student children, somehow always injecting a question if they’ve ever thought about attending WTAMU in Canyon. The conversation continues from that point, frequently engulfing me for input.”
Womack currently sits on the CVM’s VERO Advisory Council, hosts fourth-year CVM externs, donated a trailer load of goats for the CVM’s Food Animal wet lab in February (and drove approximately five hours to deliver them at no expense to the lab), and actually participated in the wet lab when one of the designated instructors had an unexpected family emergency.
Additionally, he has engaged with CVM associate professor of veterinary surgery Dr. Carolyn Arnold’s students for past few years in an annual trip near San Angelo—scheduled twice again later this month—which offers interested veterinary students more than 100 patients with which to hone their veterinary skills.