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Kerwin Named to the Tom and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery

Posted September 03, 2014

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Dr. Sharon Kerwin

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 chair."

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.”

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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.

Contact Information:
Megan Palsa, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Communications, Media & Public Relations
mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu

979-862-4216 (o)



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