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Texas Tech Veterinarian Receives Prestigious Recognition

Tiffanie Brooks, attending veterinarian for Texas Tech, has received board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Brooks is one of only 525 veterinarians who have received the certification as active specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine.

“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 had to pass a certification exam to receive the designation of Diplomate of the ACLAM.

“I am 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.”

Brooks came to Texas Tech in 2007 teaching part time, doing contract clinical work and serving on the IACUC. She joined the university full time in fall 2008 as a clinical veterinarian. She 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. She has earned two teaching awards at Texas Tech, the 2013 Professing Excellence Award and the 2010 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Instructor Award.

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.

ACLAM was founded in 1957 to:
  • encourage education, training and research in laboratory animal medicine
  • establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals
  • recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine, through certification examination and other means