Aggie Veterinarian Supports Texas A&M’s Equine Genomics Research Fund

Story by Dorian Martin

Dr. Walter "Frank" Norvell ’54 with a brown and white horse
Dr. Walter “Frank” Norvell ’54

Dr. Walter “Frank” Norvell ’54 shares how he became a veterinarian, marksman, pilot and supporter of Texas A&M’s Equine Genomics Research Fund.

Dr. Walter “Frank” Norvell ’54 can’t talk to animals like Dr. Dolittle, but he certainly has a way with horses. He has become a go-to veterinarian for top breeders and stables over the years, with clients entrusting him with the care of promising horses with bloodlines that include competitors in elite events, such as the Kentucky Derby. 

The Ohio veterinarian credits his parents and Texas A&M University with guiding his path to professional success. In gratitude, Norvell and his wife, Joyce, have established a planned gift through the Texas A&M Foundation that will help researchers study and improve future equine breeding and treatment options.

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