CVM Hosts Texas Veterinary Medical Association Conference
Posted March 15, 2017
TVMA executive committee members pose with Dr. Eleanor M. Green,
the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine.
The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) held its 2017
Annual Conference at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) March 3-5, 2017, in the
Veterinary & Biomedical Educational Complex (VBEC).
The event included the latest in teaching technology and
investment in the future of the college and veterinary students.
Daytime lectures, workshops, and trade show demonstrations were
held in the VBEC state-of-the-art teaching and clinical facility
for the ultimate learning experience. More than 150 veterinary
students and nearly 400 veterinarians assembled to perform the
business of the organization, acquire and expand their knowledge
base and skill set, and grow closer as a veterinary community
through networking and social activities.
This is the first time the event was held at the VBEC, and the
65-plus vendors were complimentary about the complex, the space,
and the networking opportunities.
Dr. Dan Posey, academic coordinator for the Texas A&M
Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC) at West Texas A&M University,
was sworn in on Saturday evening as the new TVMA president. Dr. Sam
Miller, TVMA past president, was on-hand to pass the gavel to
“We are so grateful to the TVMA for their support of our college
and our students,” said Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine. “The TVMA has been a collaborative
partner for many years, providing scholarships, learning
opportunities, sponsoring practice management seminars, job fair
and college-to-work transition meetings—I could go on and on
talking about all the wonderful things they do for us. We
were honored to host this year’s conference in our new
“The TVMA annual conference was a great success, with the
showcasing of the new veterinary education complex, the meeting of
the TVMA Board of Directors, and the offering of quality CE,” said
Posey. “It was a great weekend for the TVMA in College
Station with our great educational partner, the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.”
The CVM has 100 percent faculty membership in the TVMA and
benefits from its input on curriculum design, feedback on
assessment, identification of possible improvements, and new ideas.
The TVMA also assists with the student selection process, which
provides them with a good understanding of the high caliber of
students in our program.
"From a veteran conference planner's perspective, I found the
new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex to be one of the
top meeting venues I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said
Ellen Forsythe, CMP and director of education and meetings for
TVMA. “Not only is the complex replete with the latest audio-visual
technology, but the event and building management teams were
dedicated to ensuring our meeting went without a hitch. They were
right the association beside us to troubleshoot each challenge we
faced during the planning and execution of our meeting.”
For more information about the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our website at vetmed.tamu.edu
or join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Contact Information: Megan Palsa, Executive Director of
Communications, Media & Public Relations, Texas A&M College
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science; firstname.lastname@example.org;
979-862-4216; 979-421-3121 (cell)
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