Dr. Eleanor M. Green will leave her position as the dean of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in June 2020 or upon the appointment of her successor. Dr. Green (Auburn '73) is joining the Animal Policy Group, a policy and lobbying firm, as a senior adviser and consultant, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the group.
She has been the dean at Texas A&M's veterinary college since 2009. During her tenure, Dr. Green led a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project, resulting in the opening of the Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex in 2016—the 100th anniversary of the veterinary college—and an expansion in class size by up to 30 students. That same year, the veterinary college announced further plans to expand veterinary education, research, and undergraduate outreach into other regions of the state through its own network. The program broke ground in 2018 on the Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach facility, as well as a new Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, to "bring the needed training and research back to the heart of large animal production agriculture in Texas," according to the university.
This includes the veterinary college announcing a 2+2 program with West Texas A&M, allowing students to spend the first two years at the WTAMU campus.
Dr. Green also helped start a number of initiatives at the veterinary college, including the Center for Educational Technologies as well as the Veterinary Innovation Summit in 2017 with the North American Veterinary Community.
Before working at Texas A&M, Dr. Green served as the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Science and chief of staff for the college's Large Animal Hospital. She also has served on the veterinary faculties of the University of Tennessee, the University of Missouri, and Mississippi State University. Dr. Green owned a practice in Mississippi prior to working in academia.
She has served as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Dr. Green is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
In her new position with the Animal Policy Group, Dr. Green will focus on regulatory, policy, and strategic issues, including accreditation of veterinary colleges. 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, according to the press release.