Texas A&M to Host Second Veterinary Innovation Summit

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) will welcome game-changers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to the second annual Veterinary Innovation Summit (VIS) April 6-8 in College Station.

At this event, veterinary and non-veterinary entrepreneurs and health professionals will share fresh perspectives that will challenge the status quo and help develop a mindset and skillset to thrive in this world of change.

VIS2Dedicated to sparking and fostering ingenuity, the VIS features a combination of unique programming, a diverse attendee pool, and an immersive learning environment for veterinary professionals at Texas A&M.

“It is clear that the world is changing, not just at a linear rate, but exponentially, and these changes are having a profound effect on veterinary medicine, as they are on the rest of the world,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the CVM. “The VIS brings together a diverse group of forward-thinking, innovative veterinarians and non-veterinarians, such as health professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs, regulators, and more. Together, they will explore how veterinary medicine will not just respond to these changes, but will lead them, prosper from them, and, ultimately, make our word healthier.”

The second annual VIS programming will focus on three main themes: “Patients Like Us,” “The Human-Animal Bond,” and “Veterinarians Serving Society.”

Each theme will feature three to four keynote speakers who will deliver TED-style talks designed to expand the perspectives and minds of participants. After gaining this foundational knowledge, participants will move into smaller breakout sessions that have been designed to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise to turn those ideas into action.

“We are looking forward to the second annual Veterinary Innovation Summit,” said Dr. Aaron Massecar, program manager of Veterinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. “Working with this group of innovative professionals brings out the best in all of us and provides us with opportunities to make positive changes in the world. As creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what propels innovative genius, the ‘aha’ moments come alive, and it’s awesome to see.”

Presentations and demonstrations will include fresh perspectives from today’s veterinary entrepreneurs, and startup companies will have the opportunity to present innovative ideas. Additional presentations will focus on the foundations of telemedicine and how communications technologies can be utilized within the veterinary profession.

Opportunities for networking and business development, as well as discussion panels, will facilitate collaboration and conversation.

Visit VeterinaryInnovationSummit.com for more details.


One of only 31 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States and Canada, the CVM was established in 1916 and, since that time, has graduated nearly 8,000 veterinarians. Texas Aggie veterinarians proudly serve Texas, the nation, and, indeed, the world in countless ways. From highly sophisticated veterinary practices serving the 19 million residents of Texas and their animals to military, industrial, government, and university roles, Aggie veterinarians hold positions of prestige and responsibility. The faculty and staff of the college are committed to exceptional teaching, research, and patient care. The research addresses significant problems in both animal and human health, which impacts both Texas and the world.


Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, with offices in Orlando, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization that provides world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, the annual VMX: Veterinary Meeting & Expo, formerly the NAVC Conference, hosts more than 17,000 attendees each year. Other offerings include VetFolio, an online CE platform in conjunction with AAHA; its official journals: Today’s Veterinary Business, Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Nurse, and Veterinary Advantage; and educational event offerings: the NAVC Institute, NAVC LIVE, and NAVC Discover. Visit NAVC.com for more details.