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Alumni News assistants, who became involved in the racing industry as trainers and racing officials. He, along with colleague Dr. Peter Haynes, expanded the Louisiana Equine Veterinary Committee’s activities to include a popular fall continuing education program in Shreveport, La. Norwood has been an active member of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association for 35 years, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) for over 50 years, and the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) for over 15 years. His activities in the AAEP were especially extensive and resulted in his presidency of AAEP in 1998. He was instrumental in the formation of the Texas Equine Veterinary Association in 2008 and served as the organization’s president in 2010. He was also president of WEVA from 2008 to 2009. Norwood has kept in touch with Texas A&M and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, returning as a guest speaker for veterinary students. Over the course of his career, the fondest memories Norwood has are of the friends he has made and the horses he has helped. He is now retired from active veterinary practice and resides in McKinney, Texas, with his wife, Nancy, of over 40 years. They have a son, Justin Norwood, a daughter, Kelly Luckett, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emily Luckett. Dr. Robert A. Taylor grew up in South Texas and earned a B.S. in animal science in 1968 and his DVM degree with honors in 1970 from Texas A&M University. Following graduation, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force. He earned an M.S in surgery from the Foothills Surgical Laboratory at Colorado State University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery and the founding president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Taylor and his family own and operate Lonetree Ranch in Wyoming. The ranch is certified organic and is considered a national standard for organic cattle ranching. Before owning Lonetree Ranch, he established Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, which he operated for 37 years. Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Eleanor M. Green and Dr. Robert A. Taylor became the first veterinary hospital to be featured on Animal Planet as part of the TV show, Emergency Vets. The show aired for 10 seasons, had 125 million viewers, and exhibited a real veterinary emergency setting. He was also co-founder of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. For 15 years, Taylor was treasurer of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). He guided ACVS in the purchase of their national headquarters. As a long-term Denver Zoo Board member, he helped form the Research and Conservation

Committee. He represented the zoo on many projects, including population studies on cinereous vultures and argali sheep. He also provided pro bono surgical support to the Denver Zoo. Additionally, he developed the Colorado Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic replete with a dexascanner, swimming pools, water therapy pools, motion analysis, and force plate equipment. Taylor has written three books and many chapters for veterinary texts as well as articles for scientific literature. He has contributed internationally to animal sports injuries and physical therapy. Taylor has worked as a board member with many professional and community organizations. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his professional work as well as his community service. Currently, Taylor strives to be a great steward of the land. He works closely with state and federal entities, universities, and other organizations to improve his land, water, and animals. He works with Trout Unlimited and Wyoming Fish and Game on population studies, animal relocations, and fish habitat in Wyoming. He is also raising his first litter of black Labrador puppies. Taylor and Margueritte, his wife of 38 years, have two children, Marissa and Sam. Taylor also has two daughters from his first marriage, Tegan and Baye.

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CVM Today - Winter 2017  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...

CVM Today - Winter 2017  

A semi-annual publication for the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical...