East Texas poultry diagnostic lab director earns Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Randle Moore, resident director of the  Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Center, has received the annual Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence from Texas A&M AgriLife.

He was presented the award Jan. 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife and celebrate the achievements of those honored.

As resident director at the poultry diagnostic lab in Center since 2007, Moore has worked with some of the largest poultry companies in the world as well as with small local producers, according to the nomination. He was cited for his skills as a diagnostician, pathologist and leader to succeed in this complex role. He leads a staff of four professionals and four student workers. His lab conducts more than 135,000 tests annually.

“Dr. Moore ranks among the top technical resources in poultry diagnostics for industry stakeholders, agencies and producers throughout Texas,” Dr. Tammy Beckham, veterinary medical diagnostic lab director, said. “He has earned the trust and the respect from his peers in the poultry veterinary community of Texas and the United States. He is a tireless worker who has dedicated his career to the poultry industry and to TVMDL’s mission.”

Moore earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University in 1996 and a doctorate in veterinary pathobiology from Texas A&M in 2000. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science, a second bachelor’s degree in poultry science and a master’s degree in poultry science, all from Texas A&M.  He is certified by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Before joining TVMDL, Moore served as a research physiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and Egg Quality and Safety Research Unit in Athens, Ga., from 2003 to 2007.

Moore also received the 2012 TVMDL Director’s Excellence Award in the professional category.

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