About the Dean
Interim Dean, School of Public Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
Office 369 - Administration Building
College Station, TX 77843-1266
Phone: 979.436.9322 | Fax: 979.458.1878
John R. August, BVetMed, MS, MRCVS, is a native of Surrey, England. He received his pre-veterinary education at Eastbourne College in Sussex, England. In 1973, he graduated with honors from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Following an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine, he remained on the faculty at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor until 1982. While at Auburn, he was awarded the Master of Science degree in 1977, and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Internal Medicine) in 1979. He joined the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Medical Services in 1982, and was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Medicine in 1986.
From 1986 until 1997, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, and served as Deputy Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He received the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Administration in 1994. He has also served as Interim Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. In 2014, he was appointed Associate Dean of Faculties and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University. On February 12, 2016, he was appointed Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost at Texas A&M University.
His professional interests include feline internal medicine, distance education, and the effective use of educational technology in the classroom to promote learning. Dr. August shared responsibility for the feline internal medicine service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for 15 years. In 2014, he was selected as the Evelyn Williams Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. He was editor-in-chief of Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, volumes 1 through 6, published by Saunders Elsevier. Volume 6 was published in 2010. On March 1, 2019 he assumed the role as Interim Dean for the School of Public Health.