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Veterinarian Honored; Tiffanie Brooks selected for ACLAM board certification

Veterinarian Honored; Tiffanie Brooks selected for ACLAM board certification

Texas Tech’s Attending Veterinarian Tiffanie Brooks has received board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), as an active specialist in the field of laboratory animal medicine. The announcement was made today (Aug. 9) by officials with Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

“This is not only an important honor for Tiffanie, it indicates the quality of care taken of animals used for teaching and research at Texas Tech,” said John McGlone, director of the university’s animal care services.

Brooks is one of only 525 veterinarians from across the country who received the prestigious certification. One of the requirements to receive the designation of Diplomate of the ACLAM was to pass a certification exam. Brooks came to Texas Tech in 2007 teaching part-time, doing contract clinical work. She joined the university full-time in fall 2008 as a clinical veterinarian.

While holding numerous certifications, conducting research, and serving on several professional and honorary societies, Brooks also spends a lot of time contributing to student endeavors. She has been a part of numerous graduate student committees and currently serves as the faculty adviser for the Tech Pre-Veterinary Society. Brooks also teaches three classes including Care and Management of Companion Animals, Animal Diseases, and Clinical Veterinary Science.

Brooks received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech in animal science and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University. Awards for Brooks include two teaching awards at Texas Tech, the 2013 Professing Excellence Award and the 2010 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Instructor Award.

“I’m extremely grateful to Animal Care Services, Animal and Food Sciences and to the university for providing this opportunity to further my education,” Brooks said. “They invested in me and provided the necessary support that allowed me to pursue this certification.”

ACLAM is a specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the certifying organization for laboratory animal medicine, a recognized specialty within the veterinary medical profession.

Written by Faith Jurek

CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or michael.galyean@ttu.edu

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