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Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Announces Dr. Dan Posey Will Join West Texas A&M University as Part of Serving Every Texan Every Day Statewide Initiative

Posted June 07, 2016

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Dr. Dan Posey at his farewell party

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Posey has been named academic coordinator for the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC) at West Texas A&M University (WT). Posey will focus on implementing and supporting the partnership between the CVM and WT. Hiring of the academic coordinator is an important component of the CVM statewide plan for the TVMC and the Serving Every Texan Every Day Initiative.

As the TVMC program academic coordinator, Posey will advise, mentor, and teach undergraduate pre-veterinary students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine at WT. He will also advance and strengthen relationships with regional livestock industries to support veterinary education, outreach, and research. These duties are all part of the TVMC at WT effort to expand the pipeline of outstanding students who will join the CVM’s accredited and world-renowned DVM program in College Station, TX.

Posey received his DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 1982. He was in private general veterinary practice in rural Madison County for 20 years. He was certified in beef cattle production management through the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center, Nebraska in 1997. Posey joined the CVM faculty in March 2002. He instructed senior veterinary students through clinical service to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Agricultural Programs. Posey was boarded by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in beef cattle practice in 2003. He served as the chief of food animal medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences from 2003 to 2008. In January 2009, he joined the Professional Programs Office and currently serves as the director of student affairs. Posey is an active member in the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). He has served on the TVMA Bovine Committee, TVMA Membership Committee, the TVMA Board Directors and TVMA Executive Committee. He is currently the president-elect of the TVMA.

“Dr. Posey will be instrumental in accomplishing the goals of this initiative, as he has proven skills in working with students in all areas of the college,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary medicine. “I have no doubt that his talent and dedication to rural veterinary medicine, education and students will provide an excellent foundation for this initiative at WT. As the incoming president of the TVMA, Dr. Posey will bring his unique and incredible passion and energy to the TVMC network.”

The TVMC at WT will focus on serving the livestock industries, including beef cattle, dairy, and swine; supporting the youth of Texas in their pursuit of careers in veterinary medicine and related fields; equipping and encouraging veterinary graduates to enter rural communities; increasing the diversity in the veterinary profession; and further developing a strong, mutually beneficial partnership with WT.

“This is a very exciting time to be part of the CVM and the Serving Every Texan Every Day Initiative,” Posey said. “The first step in this groundbreaking initiative is our partnership with WT. I look forward to working with some of the best students in Texas and collaborating with WT’s dedicated student-centered faculty.”

To view photos of Posey’s farewell party, visit the CVM’s Flickr page.

 

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Contact Information: Megan Palsa; mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu 979-862-4216 979-421-3121 (cell)



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