Tuskegee College Faculty of Veterinary Drugs broadcasts the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board

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April 08, 2021

Contact: Anissa Riley, College of Veterinary Medicine


TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Ruby L. Perry, DVM, Ph.D., DACVR Dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, announced the chair of the dean’s advisory board during the college’s first virtual 55th annual veterinary symposium, held on March 17- 19, 2021.

It is of great value to have advisory boards to assist the dean in strategic direction and the fulfillment of the quorum mission. The establishment of the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) is a decision by the Dean to improve the effectiveness of the achievement of the college’s objectives. The DAC consists of the dean’s advisory board and the dean’s alumni advisory board and advises and advises the dean together. “I thank Dr. George Robinson, serving as chairman of the dean’s advisory board and Dr. Saralyn Smith-Carr and Lloyd Jarmon, who will serve as co-chairs of the Dean’s Alumni Committee, ”said Dr. Perry.

The College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board consists of business, industrial, government, academic, alumni, and other stakeholders to assist the Dean in fulfilling the college’s mission by:

  • Assisting the dean’s efforts as an advisor to the college’s strategic direction, vision, and decision-making for long-term planning.
  • Providing collaborative expertise, different viewpoints, and valuable advice to the dean.
  • Stand up for the college as a supporter and advocate.
  • Participation in and support in fundraising campaigns.
  • Assisting in enhancing the College’s image, national prestige and maintaining its legacy.

The Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) is chaired by George Robinson, DVM, MSPH. Dr. Robinson is the founder and former CEO of Heartland Veterinary Partners. Heartland was founded in 2016 and is based in Chicago, IL. The company is one of the fastest growing veterinary organizations (VSO) in the US with over 150 veterinary hospitals in the Central American and Southern markets. The company supports a network of over 300 general practitioners who provide a range of animal health services for pets. Dr. Robinson is an active thought leader in the veterinary field and brings his expertise to many different professional facets. He received a DVM degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, an MSPH degree from Howard University School of Medicine, and a BS degree from Southern University.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Dean Perry and the members of the Dean’s Advisory Board. Borrowing expertise and knowledge is an important way for me to contribute to Tuskegee University’s CVM and the veterinary profession as a whole, ”said Dr. Robinson.

Over the many years, past deans at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (formerly the School of Veterinary Medicine) have set up advisory boards to help carry out the strategic plan, vision and mission, and their insights have been invaluable. “Under the direction of Dr. With over 30 years of veterinary practice and industry experience, Robinson will gain valuable prospects for the college with innovative and transformative members as entrepreneurial partners and lawyers. I look forward to the leadership and expertise of Dr. Robinson and the co-chairs of the Dean’s Alumni Board who are both alumni of the 1978 class, Dr. Saralyn Smith-Carr and Dr. Lloyd Jarmon, ”said Perry.

Via Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

It is located in Alabama as one of two federally recognized veterinary programs and was founded in 1944 by Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), envisaged and officially founded in Tuskegee in 1945. It is the only veterinary medical professional program on the campus of a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the United States. The primary mission of the college is to create an environment that fosters a spirit of active, independent and self-directed learning, intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, ethics and leadership. and promotes teaching, research and service in veterinary medicine and related disciplines. Further information is available at www.tuskegee.edu/vetmed.

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