Groundbreaking Invitation for the School of Veterinary Medicine

Historic Groundbreaking.

History was made during the 86th Texas Legislature when legislative funding and authority was granted for Texas Tech University to establish the state’s first veterinary school in over 100 years. Join us in celebrating this historic endeavor on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Amarillo for the official School of Veterinary Medicine groundbreaking. Learn More

Transforming Veterinary Medicine.

Considered a pivotal milestone in the development of  Texas Tech’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the university received start-up funding and legislative authority during the 86th Texas Legislature to establish the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century, thanks to the work of countless supporters.  Read More

 

We've Been Here Before.

Half a century ago, our state faced a shortage of rural health care providers, and it was Texas Tech who stepped forward to address the problem. Our solution came in the form of a new medical school. Today, there’s a similar issue facing Texas – a shortage of rural and livestock veterinarians. We’re positioned to answer the call again. Read More

A Century in the Making.

Since our flagship’s founding in 1923, agriculture – along with its hard-working people – have been ingrained in our heritage and culture. In the generations that have followed, Texas Tech has been at the forefront of education and research to solve problems for this important industry.

Blazing a New Trail.

When first announcing plans to develop a veterinary school, we vowed to work with industry leaders and communities to answer the critical needs of agriculture, this region and our state. Collaboration has been at the heart of our unique model for veterinary medicine, and we are fortunate to have received many key endorsements along the way. Read More

Room for Two.

Texas is an agriculture state where there’s a lot of land to cover, livestock to tend and communities to serve. The demand for veterinarians and veterinary education has far outgrown the capacity of any one institution. With a Texas Tech veterinary school, Texas would join states like Alabama, Tennessee and California, all of which have more than one veterinary school.

TEXAS TECH'S SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
STANDS TO SERVE AND SOLVE
40%
OF TEXAS' RURAL VETERINARIANS ARE OVER 60

$0+
Million

RAISED SO FAR

75%
OF THE STATE’S INCOMING VETERINARY WORKFORCE IS SUPPLIED BY PROGRAMS OUTSIDE OF TEXAS

"Don't go where the path may lead.

INSTEAD, GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL."

— RALPH WALDO EMERSON

A TEXAS TECH

SOLUTION

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Stay connected with the future Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. Your encouragement, endorsement, and contributions will allow Texas Tech University to construct and develop the School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo and revolutionize veterinary services throughout Texas’ agricultural communities. Through your generosity and support, we can fulfill a growing need by indelibly shaping the future of veterinary education and enriching our great state’s agricultural heritage.

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Contact Details
Contacts
GIVING CONTACT
Mattie Been, M.P.A.
Managing Director of External Relations, Amarillo
MEDIA CONTACT
Kelly Podzemny, M.A.
Communications & Marketing Manager, Amarillo
ACADEMIC CONTACT
Guy H. Loneragan, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Dean

Help us Spread the Word

All throughout this journey, we’ve been encouraged and inspired by true Texans who see the need and believe in our vision for a veterinary school. This has propelled our initial motivation and continues as our driving force. By liking and sharing our efforts on social media, you’re showing your support and allowing our message to reach a wider audience. The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine will be one of a kind and is a necessary development for the citizens of Texas.

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Connect With Us

All throughout this journey, we’ve been encouraged and inspired by true Texans who see the need and believe in our vision for a veterinary school. This has propelled our initial motivation and continues as our driving force. By liking and sharing our efforts on social media, you’re showing your support and allowing our message to reach a wider audience. The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine will be one of a kind and is a necessary development for the citizens of Texas.

Contacts
GIVING CONTACT
Mattie Been, M.P.A.
Managing Director of External Relations, Amarillo
MEDIA CONTACT
Kelly Podzemny, M.A.
Communications & Marketing Manager, Amarillo
ACADEMIC CONTACT
Guy H. Loneragan, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Dean

AN INVESTED COMMUNITY

$90 + MILLION

Raised by Trailblazing Supporters

$17.4 MILLION

Legislative Appropriations (FY20-21)

Trailblazing Donors

  • Bob L. Herd Foundation
  • Dr. & Mr. Jason Herrick
  • Mr. & Mrs. Blaine Roberts
  • Mr. & Mrs. Garth Merrick
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Nelson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hughes
  • Ms. Mary Emeny
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Hodge