Former Texas A&M vet school dean to lead Lyon College’s veterinary program

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A new veterinary and dental school will be located in Heifer International's current headquarters.

Lyon College’s School of Veterinary Medicine has its first dean. Dr. Eleanor M. Green, professor emerita and dean emerita of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, has been selected to lead the school, Lyon College President Dr. Melissa Taverner said Wednesday (May 31).

“We are extremely excited to welcome Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, as the founding dean of the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine in Little Rock. Dr. Green is an innovative thinker with an impressive array of experiences in veterinary education, scholarship, and policy. Her professional connections to a wide variety of fields in the veterinary industry will be critically important as we construct an integrated experience-based curriculum to deliver the foundational training and preparation needed by practitioners in the 21st century,” said Taverner.

Green is senior adviser/consultant for Animal Policy Group and vice president of Iron Horse Consulting & Iron Horse Farm, LLC. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Large Animal Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), Certified in Equine Practice.

She serves on the advisory board of Mars Veterinary Health and on the boards of directors of VetGuardian, Brief Media, PetDesk, Veterinary Innovation Council, and Lead Changes. She is also a member of the board of directors for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum.

She will begin her official duties on July 1 and will lead Lyon College’s request for accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education.

Lyon College is locating its new veterinary and dental schools in Heifer International’s current headquarters in downtown Little Rock.