Honoring the Veterinary Profession: Texas A&M Honors Convocation

At this year’s Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (TAMU-SVMBS) Honors Convocation, 54 awards were given to 75 veterinary students, residents and faculty members. The Honors Convocation is one of the highlights of the veterinary academic year as both students and faculty members are celebrated and honored for their achievements. The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) took part in the 2024 Honors Convocation on April 24.


Among the honorees were:

Small Animal Awards: 
TVMF Earl Waddell: Gabriela Rivas, DVM
TVMF Johnson Memorial: Shelby Gasson, DVM

Large Animal Awards:
TVMF Earl Waddell: Bridget Savitske, DVM
TVMF Johnson Memorial: Heath Manning, DVM

Summer 2023 TVMF Student Research Scholars:
Kelsey O’Hara and Cody Westmoreland

TVMF Philanthropy Scholorship Awards:
Ashley Saddler and Samantha Hicks

TVMF Cultivating Community Scholarship Award:
Ifra Danawala

The Foundation is proud to recognize young veterinarians who are demonstrating excellence in surgery, emergency medicine, philanthropy, research and more. Each TVMF award is made possible through loyal supporters who recognize the value of supporting students, residents and future colleagues. Please join TVMF as we congratulate our 2024 Convocation honorees!

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship for Texas veterinary students, please contact Casey McBee, TVMF Director of Development, at 512-610-6671 or cmcbee@tvma.org.