Texas A&M System Partnership Announces Update To Veterinary Program In Texas Panhandle

额外的资金支持需要增加Vero公司2 + 2项目的教师

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp speaks in an area with cattle and horses
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announces the $5 million commitment to 维罗’s 2+2 program.

CANYON, Jan. 28, 2020—Officials from 该 Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) announced on Jan. 28 a $5 million commitment to the developing 2+2 veterinary program through the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (维罗) program on West Texas A&M University’s (WT) campus.


2 + 2程序的vero is a continuation of initiatives led by the TAMUS to support the state agriculture industry and the young people of Texas. In 2019, the System committed $90 million to the establishment of a 22,000-square-foot 维罗 facility to house the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum and externship programs for the new clinical rotations in the Texas Panhandle, as well as the 2+2 program. 该 2+2 program will allow Texas A&M veterinary students to elect to spend their first two years in Canyon on WT’s campus for increased exposure to large animal needs in rural communities.

“Texas A&M’s 100-year-old veterinary program is an established, accredited route for students seeking their D.V.M degree,” Walter V. Wendler, president of WT, said. “Paired with WT’s prime location for the cattle industry with ample opportunities to work with large animals through extern- and internships is a recipe for a prosperous veterinary services industry in Texas. We are thrilled with the seamless collaboration between these two campuses and eager to be a part of educating Texas A&M veterinary students on WT’s campus.”

Dr. Karen Cornell speaks at WTAMU
Dr. Karen Cornell, associate dean for Professional Programs, visited West Texas A&M for Chancellor Sharp’s announcement.



“Through our 维罗 program, Texas A&M, the CVM, and WT are prioritizing the need for rural and food animal veterinarians, needs that affect citizens of the Texas Panhandle and citizens in rural communities across the state,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M.

“Our 维罗 educational team, led by Dr. Dan Posey, is working to meet these needs by helping West Texas A&M gather and mentor regional students, to help them produce the best veterinary school application possible. In just three and a half years, under Dr. Posey’s leadership, the number of successful veterinary college applications from West Texas A&M has tripled,” Green said. “该 next step is to bring them back home to serve their hometowns in the Texas Panhandle region, and the 2+2 program will be a key part of this critical next step.”


“We are pleased to expand our veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences program to the campus of West Texas A&M University,” Texas A&M President Michael K. Young said.

“增加的资金将提供支持,并大有裨益所有德州人。 2 + 2计划将尤其受益大动物保健需求的往往是孤立的,并会加强对农村德州机会教育和医疗保健。“

Approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 该 Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and the Council of Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association to finalize the program is pending.

在了解更多信息188体育维拉2 + 2项目,接触波西 dposey@wtamu.edu.


Media contacts: Jennifer Gauntt, Director, CVM通信, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M, (979) 862-4216, jgauntt@cvm.tamu.edu; Brittany Castillo, West Texas A&M University, (806) 651-2682, bcastillo@wtamu.edu.