Dr. Randle Moore, the resident director of the East Texas poultry diagnostic laboratory operated by the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, has received the annual Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence from Texas A&M AgriLife.
He is the tenth TVMDL employee to earn the honor since the awards program began in 1980.
The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Program recognizes outstanding achievements by faculty and staff in Texas A&M AgriLife. Dr. Mark A. Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences, presented the award to Dr. Moore during the 2013 Texas A&M AgriLife Conference in College Station on Jan. 8.
Dr. Moore also received the 2012 TVMDL Director’s Excellence Award in the professional category. TVMDL Director Tammy Beckham presented the honor to Dr. Moore during the AgriLife Conference awards ceremony.
As resident director at TVMDL’s poultry diagnostic lab in Center, Texas, since 2007, Dr. Moore works with some of the largest poultry companies in the world as well as with small local producers. He draws upon his skills as a diagnostician, pathologist and leader to succeed in this complex role. He leads a staff of four professionals and one student worker. On average, his lab conducts more than 158,000 tests annually.
“Dr. Moore ranks among the top technical resources in poultry diagnostics for industry stakeholders, agencies, and producers throughout Texas,” Dr. Beckham 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.”
Dr. Moore received 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, Dr. Moore served as a research physiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory & Egg Quality and Safety Research Unit in Athens, Ga., from 2003 to 2007.