Dan Posey, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (beef cattle), of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been named academic coordinator for the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center (TVMC). The change in position means that Dr. Posey will now be at West Texas A&M University.
As academic coordinator, Posey will focus on implementing and supporting the partnership between the CVM and West Texas. The position is an important component of the CVM statewide plan for the TVMC and the Serving Every Texan Every Day Initiative, according to the college.
Posey will advise, mentor and teach undergraduate pre-veterinary students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine at West Texas. 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 effort to expand the pipeline of outstanding students who will join the CVM’s accredited and world-renowned DVM program in College Station, TX, the college noted.
“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 Eleanor M. Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, 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 West Texas. As the incoming president of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Posey will bring his unique and incredible passion and energy to the TVMC network.”
The TVMC 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 West Texas.