West Texas A&M’s Dr. Posey to Lead the Texas Veterinary Medical Association

College Station, Texas – Following a year of serving as president-elect of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), Dr. Dan Posey, academic coordinator for the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC) at West Texas A&M University (WT), has been installed as president of the TVMA.

Dan Posey
Dr. Dan Posey

Posey was welcomed as the incoming president during the TVMA’s awards and installation banquet at the organization’s annual conference and expo, held at the Hilton College Station Hotel and at the Texas A&M; Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) March 3-5, 2017.

“As I look with great anticipation of service this year as the TVMA as president, I am always cognizant of the long line of great leaders who have held this gavel. I am always reflective of their level of service, their wise counsel, and acknowledge the roads that they have paved before me.  The TVMA has had the great fortune to have those great leaders who stepped forward to serve. My hope is that I will be able to serve as well as my predecessors.”

As TVMC director at WT since 2016, Posey mentors, teaches, and advises pre-veterinary students and works to advance and strengthen relationships with the livestock industries to support veterinary education, outreach, and research. He also serves as a professor of agricultural sciences at WT.

He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Texas A&M; University in 1982.

Working in private general veterinary practice in rural Madison County for 20 years, Posey was certified in beef cattle production management through the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center, Nebraska, in 1997.

He joined the Texas A&M; College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) faculty in March 2002 and began instructing senior veterinary students through clinical service to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Agricultural Programs.

“This is a very exciting time to be part of the TVMA,” Posey said. “I look forward to collaborating with the executive committee and members to work in fulfillment of the TVMA mission.”

Other accomplishments include being boarded by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in beef cattle practice in 2003, serving as the chief of food animal medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences from 2003 to 2008, and serving as the director of student affairs for the Professional Programs Office, which he joined in January 2009.

Prior to becoming TVMA president, Posey served as an active TVMA member through his participation on the organization’s bovine, membership, and executive committees, as well as its board of directors.

“Dr. Posey’s contributions to our profession, to students, and to our college are immeasurable,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “The impact he continues to make through student engagement, and through his professional roles in organizations across the state and country, help develop the profession on many levels. We are proud of his accomplishments here in the CVM, at WT, and in the TVMA. We look forward to working with him in this new role.”

As TVMA president, Posey will lead the nine-member executive committee in running the organization’s administrative functions.

Founded in 1903, the TVMA is one of the largest state veterinary medical associations in the nation and is recognized for its leadership on important issues, innovative solutions, and effective representation.

The organization is owned by its membership of more than 3,500 licensed, practicing veterinarians in the state of Texas and was created to support veterinarians as they practice the art and science of veterinary medicine in Texas.

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