Spotlight: Becky Blackwood

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Becky Blackwood with the Center for Comparative Medicine.

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Name: Becky Blackwood

Title: Chief of veterinary services

Becky Blackwood

Becky Blackwood

Department: Center for Comparative Medicine

How long have you been at BCM? A little over six years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? I have really great friends that I work with; some of my best friends are here at BCM. Also, I love the animals I get to work with.

Where were you born? San Antonio

What is your favorite kind of food? I absolutely love to eat, so it’s difficult to pick my favorite. It’s easier to say what I don’t like – peas.

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? I really enjoy eating at Dak n Bop in the museum district, and the Parmesan truffle fries are the BEST! If you haven’t been, you should go! They also make very good adult beverages.

What’s on your music playlist? It depends on my mood, but my favorite band is Tool.

What is your dream vacation? I want to go to Fiji and chill out.

What is your favorite TV show? “Game of Thrones.” “Ray Donovan” is really good too.

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am terribly afraid of public speaking.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Does eating count? I attempt CrossFit; however, I am terrible at it. I also enjoy fishing with my family and hanging on the beach.

Last book you read? “The Tao of Pooh”

Last movie you saw? “Avengers: Infinity War”

Any kids? Pets? I have one daughter, Rogue, who is the best thing ever! I have a pit bull, a sun conure, too many Madagascar hissing coach roaches to count and a toad.

Favorite food on campus? None really. I am definitely happy that Starbucks is here though!

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Third Coast