COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Linda Logan, professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and director of International Programs at the Texas A&M; College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was recently honored by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the global community through the promotion of veterinary medicine, animal health, and international agriculture. One or more alumni are honored each year for outstanding personal and professional contributions to veterinary science or one of its branches, veterinary practice in any form, or humankind and the advancement of human welfare.
UC Davis distributed a press release highlighting Logan’s career, saying:
“Her career is founded on her longstanding interest in tropical diseases of livestock including Trypanosoma congolense infections of calves, rickettsia, Heartwater disease of domestic and wild ruminants, and Cowdria ruminantium.
At an early age she was encouraged to discover and appreciate a vast diversity of cultures, languages, geography, animal populations, and ecologies. With this background she has pursued a lifelong career as a high-impact veterinary biomedical research scientist, an inspiring educator, and a visionary leader of international animal and public health programs. She has organized numerous workshops and exchanges for veterinary educators in the Middle East, Africa, and at Texas A&M University. She has received a number of awards, including the International Veterinary Congress Prize in 2014.
Dr. Logan has held a number of critical leadership positions including: Research Leader at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya; Leader of Animal Health on the National Programs Staff of the Agricultural Research Service of USDA; Texas State Veterinarian; USDA Agricultural Attaché for the East Africa and Middle East; and USDA Senior Agricultural Attaché for all of Africa.
Dr. Logan is viewed as a mentor and collaborator, encouraging her colleagues to work together to find inventive solutions. By establishing alliances and cooperations, she has successfully launched programs to advance animal and human health, and been a major supporter of veterinarians in the developing world.”
The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the school. Honorees may be graduates of the school’s DVM, MPVM, and graduate academic (M.S., Ph.D.) programs, or individuals who have completed internship or residency programs. The award is presented during the school’s commencement ceremony each May.
Among its more than 5,000 veterinary and academic graduates, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has produced many who have made extraordinary contributions to society. The Texas A&M; College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to call her one of our own. Congratulations Dr. Logan.