AFS graduate Wendee Langdon named to Texas Animal Health Commission
By: Norman Martin
A standout graduate of Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences has been appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Animal Health Commission. Lubbock's Wendee Langdon will serve on the commission, which works to protect and enhance the health of animal populations across the state, until 2023.
The San Antonio native received her bachelor's degree in agriculture/animal science from West Texas A&M University, and her master's (2007) and doctorate (2012) degrees in animal science with special emphasis in reproductive physiology from Texas Tech.
During her graduate program Langdon worked closely with Sam Prien, a professor in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Ob/Gyn, with a joint appointment as a professor in Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. As part of its assisted reproductive technology program, Prien works with TTUHSC's physicians and reproductive endocrinologist in the treatment of infertility patients.
Between her graduate degrees, Langdon worked on ranches as an equine breeding and herd health manager. During her doctoral program, she was one of the founding members of the Graduate School Advisory Council, a group of elected graduate students who are committed to enhancing graduate student life at Texas Tech. In 2015, she joined the Dean's Advisory Council, where she currently serves as president of the group.
Today, Langdon serves as a higher-education learning consultant for Pearson in Lubbock. In addition, she is a member of the American Society of Animal Scientists and Equine Science Society, as well as a volunteer with the Tech's Therapeutic Riding Center.
Founded in 1893, the Texas Animal Health Commission works to protect the health of all Texas livestock, including cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, goats, equine family animals, and exotic livestock. It also works to keep pests from re-occurring as major livestock health hazards.
One of the group's top missions is to assure of marketability and mobility of Texas livestock, as well as making a vital contribution to a wholesome and abundant supply of meat, eggs, and dairy products at affordable costs.
CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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