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Kerwin Named Interim Head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Posted June 13, 2014

Dr. Sharon Kerwin
Dr. Sharon Kerwin

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Sharon Kerwin has accepted the position of Interim Head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and will officially assume the role on June 20, 2014, following the retirement of Dr. Sandee Hartsfield.

Hartsfield, upon his retirement, leaves a legacy of excellence in service, having been recognized with many awards during his time with the CVM, including the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award on both the college and university levels. Hartsfield earned his B.S. in Veterinary Science and D.V.M. from Texas A&M, then received his M.S. in Small Animal Surgery & Medicine from Michigan State University.

Like Hartsfield, Kerwin is also a highly recognized educator having been awarded the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Faculty Research Achievement Award in 2007, the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award on both the college and university levels in 2009, and many other reputable honors. Her combined interest in orthopedics and neurology/neurosurgery encompasses lameness, gait analysis, fracture healing, osteoarthritis, and spinal cord injury.

Kerwin graduated from Texas A&M University with her B.S. degree in Veterinary Science in 1986 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988. After graduation, she went on to earn her M.S. degree in Veterinary Physiology in 1993 from Louisiana State University (LSU). After interning and teaching at LSU for several years, Kerwin returned to Texas A&M in 2001 to begin her role as associate professor, and has been serving as a professor in VSCS until her appointment as interim department head.

"We thank Dr. Kerwin for her willingness to step in as interim department head. She will be a valuable addition to the administrative team of the college," said Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. "We are also grateful to Dr. Hartsfield for his many years of service and wish him the best in his retirement."

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Contact Information:

Megan Palsa
Executive Director of Communications, Media, and Public Relations
mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu
979-862-4216
979-421-3121

Angela G. Clendenin
Communications Manager
aclendenin@cvm.tamu.edu
979-862-2675
979-739-5718



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