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.

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.

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 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
Unmet Demand
Vet Licenses issued by the Texas board of Vet Examiners
Milk Cows: Inventory 2012 Cattle on Feed: Inventory 2002 Value of Livestock, Poultry, and their Products Sold: 2012

A Texas Tech

Solution

Built on Demonstrated Success
Texas Tech has adapted its model for veterinary education from a fully accredited, trailblazing program at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. It was designed to specifically address the need for veterinarians in rural areas and has delivered on its promise. In seven years of graduates, 98% have stayed in the region while 63% accepted private practice positions that serve rural areas.
Positioned to Innovate, Reduce Costs
Texas Tech’s curriculum is designed to recruit and train students who have a passion for serving agricultural and small communities, while also increasing affordability and real-world experiential learning. The model eliminates the need and expense of a traditional teaching hospital, making it cost-efficient and distinct from the state’s existing program. This approach utilizes expertise of existing veterinary practices through partnerships that will provide students more hands-on learning experiences and opportunities.
Unique Collaboration for One Health
The health of humans is intrinsically connected to the health of animals. “One Health” is an integrative movement that fosters innovation through interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Our School of Veterinary Medicine will be headquartered at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Amarillo campus with nationally-ranked pharmacy and medical schools, the first of its kind co-located on an entirely healthcare-dedicated campus presenting a unique opportunity to advance One Health concepts.
Revolutionizing Veterinary Services in Texas
Located in the epicenter of America’s livestock production, our School of Veterinary Medicine will create skilled, high-wage jobs, drive innovative research and further Texas’ prominence as an agricultural leader in the world. A first in Texas in more than a century, the creation of the state’s second veterinary school will foster new opportunities for industry collaboration, expand economic productivity in a vital sector and revolutionize veterinary services in Texas.
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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.

Information Sheet

An Invested Community

$90 + Million

Raised by Trailblazing Supporters

$17.4 Million

Requested in Legislative Support (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
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Connect With Us

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.

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