Farewell Dr. Janice Boyd

It is with a heavy heart that we communicate the passing of Dr. Janice Boyd, an Adjunct Faculty member in our school’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and an active Schubot Member. Dr Boyd passed in late October 2022.

Dr. Janice Boyd and her beloved pets parrots “Paula” and “Molly”

Dr. Boyd was a dedicated aviculturist and an active leader in the American Federation of Aviculture. Through her non-profit, Amigos de las Aves, USA she was a great supporter of wild parrot conservation initiatives in Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and beyond.

She was an avid scientific collaborator and part of Dr. Don Brightsmith’s psittacine research group for over two decades. After her retirement from her career as an oceanographer in 2010, she moved to College Station to join his lab as a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Faculty in the Veterinary Pathobiology Department. During her time here at Texas A&M University, she continued to support and collaborate with parrot research and was an active participant in the Schubot Center.

The Schubot Center community are saddened by the sudden loss of a colleague, collaborator, and friend.

Fly high Janice. We will miss you.

Dr. Janice Boyd’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 2 pm at the Schubot Aviary.

Directions to the Aviary: Go to the Aggie Map https://aggiemap.tamu.edu/map/d to look up building number 0165 located near the SW corner of F & B Road and Agronomy for the Schubot Aviary. Visitor Parking will be by the General Services Complex (GSC building 1800) in Lot 88