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Texas A&M dean to step down by mid-2020

Dr. Eleanor Green accepts a job at Animal Policy Group to work on regulatory, policy and strategic issues.

Texas A&M dean to step down by mid-2020
Dr. Eleanor Green

Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, is ending a decade of service as dean of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine to join the policy and lobbying firm Animal Policy Group.

Dr. Green was named a senior adviser and consultant effective immediately, and she will hold the Carl B. King deanship until her replacement is appointed. She is willing to stay at Texas A&M through June 2020, the lobbying firm reported.

Animal Policy Group was founded by former litigator Mark Cushing, JD, and serves clients on a range of matters, from animal health issues and the Veterinary Nurse Initiative to veterinary school accreditation and the Veterinary Innovation Council. Cushing is a Today’s Veterinary Business columnist and Dr. Green is on the magazine’s editorial advisory board.

“Dean Green is an icon within the world of animal health and veterinary education, and her tenure as dean lifted the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine to unprecedented heights,” Cushing said. “She has served this profession well, and we look forward to having her incredible energy and insights focused on the future of veterinary medicine and animal health.”

Animal Policy Group reported that Dr. Green will focus on regulatory, policy and strategic issues, including accreditation.

“She will explore opportunities to improve animal health care in a rapidly evolving and technology-rich era, while serving on industry boards to advance the veterinary profession,” the firm stated.

Dr. Green was appointed dean in 2009 and before that was a founding faculty member of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a former veterinary practice owner and the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2004 Award of Distinction from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the 2011 Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award from Auburn University, the 2012 Women’s Progress Award for Administration and Texas A&M’s 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2013.

During her tenure, Texas A&M opened the Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex, a $120 million construction project.