Kerwin Named to the Tom and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery
Posted September 03, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Sharon Kerwin, professor and
interim department head at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been named to the Tom
and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery.
"Dr. Sharon Kerwin has served our college as an exceptional
veterinary surgeon and as a model of selfless service and
leadership," said Dean Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine. "Her dedication to supporting the growth of
her service area in the veterinary medical teaching hospital, the
teaching and research endeavors of her colleagues, and the
continued development of staff and students on the surgical service
has created an engaging work and teaching environment based on
teamwork. In recognition of her exemplary leadership and surgical
expertise, we are proud to recognize Dr. Kerwin with this
Mrs. Joan Read and her late husband, Tom, have been very
generous to the CVM and to Texas A&M, establishing numerous
scholarships and providing support to a wide variety of areas
within the university.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Tom and Joan
Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery; it is only one of the many
wonderful things the Reads have done for Texas A&M University,”
Kerwin said. “It has been my privilege to be part of a team that
has had a long tradition of excellence and innovation in small
animal surgery in the CVM.”
"We are proud and honored to have the Tom and Joan
Read Chair in our college supporting an excellent faculty member
and recognizing the generosity of Mrs. Joan Read and her late
husband, Tom," Green said.
Kerwin is one of three newly appointed chair holders at the CVM,
sharing recognition alongside two of her colleagues, Dr. Jonathan
Levine and Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles.
“Two of my departmental colleagues, Drs. Jon Levine and Heather
Wilson-Robles, were also appointed chairs,” Kerwin said. “They are
both are tremendously deserving and it's exciting to see their
talent and hard work recognized.”
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.
Megan Palsa, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Communications, Media & Public
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