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Levine Named Head of VSCS

Posted May 04, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Levine
Dr. Jonathan Levine

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Jonathan Levine has accepted the position of department head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) after a national search and will officially assume the role on May 1, 2015.

Dr. Sharon Kerwin, VSCS interim department head and a highly recognized educator in neurosurgery and orthopedics, will return to her role as a professor in VSCS.  "We are grateful to Dr. Kerwin for her superb service.  We thank her for stepping in as interim department head," said Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “She is a naturally gifted administrator, making her an exceptionally valuable addition to the administrative team of the college.”

Levine is currently an associate professor of neurology in the CVM and holds the Helen McWhorter Chair in Small Animal Medicine.  He has built high-impact collaborations with his colleagues in human medicine in an effort to improve the health of both animals and people.

“Without a doubt Dr. Levine is an outstanding member of our team,” Green said. “He has formed impactful relationships at our university, in the state, and around the world.  His multidisciplinary work in spinal cord injuries is transformative and is not only improving the lives of dogs, but also can be used in future human clinical trials.  As he moves to this important administrative role, we are convinced that he will excel. We all look forward to working with Dr. Levine as VSCS department head.”

Levine received his DVM degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed an internship in small animal surgery at Colorado State University in 2002 and a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at Texas A&M in 2005. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (neurology). His special interests include neurology/neurosurgery, spinal cord injury, intervertebral disk herniation, and neuro-oncology.

"As the CVM and VSCS experience a period of tremendous growth, I am excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively across the college as we continue to develop and strategically plan for our future,” said Levine.


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