AAVMC Names Dean Eleanor Green Recipient of 2020 Billy E. Hooper Award

Story by AAVMC Staff

Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2020  ­– The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University (TAMU), as the recipient of the 2020 AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service. The award is sponsored this year by the Stanton Foundation.

The award is presented by the AAVMC to an individual whose leadership and vision has made a significant contribution to academic veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession. The award will be presented during the AAVMC’s 2020 Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, March 6-8, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“Every day, educators and researchers at our member institutions make outstanding contributions to academic veterinary medicine that inspire others, contribute to medical breakthroughs and work to educate upcoming generations of veterinarians,” said AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “We are pleased to honor these extraordinary individuals through our awards program and look forward to recognizing their achievements during our 2020 annual conference.”

Dr. Green has a special interest in the future of veterinary medicine and the innovations that will help ensure a thriving profession. She was recently named a senior advisor and consultant for the Animal Policy Group in Washington, D.C. and will complete her tenure as dean in June 2020.

“I can attest to the fact that Dean Green’s administrative record at TAMU is one of sustained leadership and service that is perhaps unmatched in the more than 100-year history of the CVM in terms of both inclusiveness and effectiveness,” said Dr. Kenita Rogers, TAMU’s executive associate dean and director for diversity and inclusion. “She has brought about positive, enduring change to our college, university, and profession.”

Dr. Green became dean at TAMU in 2009 and oversaw many ambitious projects at the college, including construction of the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex, establishment of the Center for Educational Technologies, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Global One Health, and Equine Initiatives. She also developed inter-university partnerships designed to increase the number of DVM graduates and address issues facing food animal and rural practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

Her academic appointments have included: equine faculty member at University of Missouri; head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and director of the large animal hospital at the University of Tennessee; chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the Chief of Staff of the large animal hospital at the University of Florida.

She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), Large Animal, and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), Certified in Equine Practice.

Dr. Green received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Auburn University. She established a veterinary practice in Mississippi as partner/owner. She became a founding faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University.

She has served as president of four national organizations: the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC), and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

Her awards include: 2004 Award of Distinction from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2011 Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award from Auburn University, 2012 Women‘s Progress Award for Administration, induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2013, 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration at Texas A&M University, and 2020 Bridge Club Veterinary Industry ICON.

The member institutions of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include 53 Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand; as well as 23 provisional and collaborating members, and departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.

###

For more information about the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our website at vetmed.tamu.edu or join us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Contact Information: Jennifer Gauntt, Director of Communications, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences;
jgauntt@cvm.tamu.edu;
 979-862-4216

Texas A&M CVM Dean Eleanor M. Green Begins Term as AAVMC President

BOSTON –Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has begun her term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

Outgoing AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames (right) hands over the gavel to Dr. Eleanor M. Green.
Outgoing AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames (right) hands over the gavel to Dr. Eleanor M. Green.

“It’s an honor for me to have this opportunity to lead the AAVMC and I’m very excited about it,” said Dr. Green “We’re fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated educators working in our member institutions and I look forward to working closely with them as we continue our efforts to create opportunity and progress in veterinary medicine.”

She assumed the presidency at the annual meeting of AAVMC in Boston. She was elected president-elect at the organization’s annual meeting last year.

Dr. Green earned her DVM from Auburn University and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). She has previously served as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) and the ABVP.

Dr. Douglas Freeman, dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, was elected president-elect. Freeman earned his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota and a PhD degree from the University of Idaho and is a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists.

Other newly elected board members for the 2015-2016 year include:

  • Dr. Alistair Cribb, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, At-Large Director representing Canadian Colleges
  • Ms. Madison Herrick, DVM student, Western University of Health Sciences, At-Large, SCAVMA Liaison
  • Dr. Mark Markel, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Treasurer
  • Dr. Jean Sander, dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Secretary.

Remaining members of the board for the year include:

  • Dr. Trevor Ames, dean of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine,  Immediate Past-President
  • Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, At-Large Director, representing U.S. colleges
  • Dr. David Argyle, head, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, At-Large Director representing International Colleges
  • Dr. Sandra Bushmich, professor of pathology and veterinary science, University of Connecticut, At-Large Director representing Departments of Veterinary Science
  • Dr. Robert Dysko, professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan College of Medicine, At-Large Director representing Departments of Comparative Medicine
  • Dr. James P. Thompson, dean, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, At-Large, APLU Representative
  • AAVMC Executive Director Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, non-voting member of the board

In other action, AAVMC Liaison to the Council on Education Dr. Cyril Clarke, dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, updated members on recent activities associated with the Council on Education, and AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames discussed recent action undertaken by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons to assess an administrative fee on all surgical residency-training programs. Members also heard an update on AVMA activities from AVMA Vice-President Dr. Rebecca Stinson-Dixon.

Associate Director for Research Integrity Jennifer Ryan, J.D., of Harvard University’s Office for Academic and Research Integrity, presented an interactive session that examined “Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research and Education.”

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include all 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, 14 international colleges of veterinary medicine, and 23 affiliate members.

Texas A&M University Veterinary Professor Earns AAVMC Leadership in Public Policy Award

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that Dr. L. Garry Adams, a professor from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award.

Dr. L. Garry Adams
Dr. L. Garry Adams

“I am honored and awed to receive the 2015 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award,” Adams said. “Senator Melcher is a man of wisdom, high integrity and unselfish service to mankind.  He spent his years in the Senate working to make life better for people and animals alike, so to receive an award bearing his name is a significant honor for me. I am humbled and thankful to him and to everyone who walked along side me on this journey.”The award, established in 2007, is presented to current or former faculty, staff, or students at an AAVMC member institution to recognize leadership in public policy that advances veterinary medical education and success in advocating for veterinary medical education on a national or international scale.

He will receive the award during the AAVMC’s 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 13, before more than 200 conference attendees, including veterinary college deans, faculty and associated dignitaries from throughout the United States and the world.

“In my 10 years of experience in the AAVMC, I consistently found the AAVMC to provide an environment where the education of our profession was objectively analyzed for strengths and weakness as well as for formulating new pathways for enhancing veterinary medical education with the vision of improving animal health and well-being,” Adams said. “Now once again, I look forward to the annual AAVMC meeting and receiving the awesome award of a lifetime!”

Adams has provided leadership on many boards and scientific committees, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Academy of Sciences. He has testified before many congressional hearings that helped shape national policy, including presenting invited testimony for the U.S. Congressional House Select Committee’s “Bioshield: Countering the Bioterrorist Threat” panel.

Adams served as chair of the brucellosis and the tuberculosis scientific advisory committees of the United States Animal Health Association, providing guidance on the scientific basis for implementing rules impacting international trade policies with Mexico and Canada. He also served as the scientific leader of biologic systems research for the Department of Homeland Security and the National Center of Excellence for Foreign and Zoonotic Disease Defense, developing countermeasures against exotic diseases that could erode the nation’s food security.

“Dr. Garry Adams has dedicated his career to the advancement of veterinary medicine and education,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. “He has achieved international recognition for his excellence in research, and is now honored for his advocacy on behalf of our profession and veterinary education. We are so proud of Dr. Adams and this well-deserved award.”

In nominating Adams for the award, Dr. Linda Logan, professor and head of Texas A&M’s Veterinary Pathobiology Department, wrote that Adams is “iconic in his discipline. He is well respected for his professional competence. His standards have always been high, and his integrity and ethics are unquestionable.” She also described him as well-liked, approachable, engaging, and “a great role-model and advocate for veterinary medical education on both a national and international scale.”

In addition, his long-standing commitment to his students and post-docs, which includes mentoring 69 post-graduate students from 13 countries, “is a daily example of quality science, the value of veterinary education, and the need for veterinarians to be engaged in research and public policy,” she said.

Adams earned his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) and his doctorate in veterinary pathology, all from Texas A&M.

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Its members include 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine, thirteen international colleges of veterinary medicine, and six affiliate colleges of veterinary medicine: www.aavmc.org