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Signature Programs

The college strategic plan has been developed around the concept of "signature programs", areas central to veterinary medicine and biomedical research wherein we plan to build the nation's number one programs. College-wide signature programs include the professional DVM program itself, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and the Biomedical Sciences undergraduate program. The six fields identified by the faculty for signature program status - fields identified as exceptionally productive programs - include: infectious diseases and homeland security, genomics, toxicology and environmental medicine, cardiovascular sciences, neurosciences, and reproductive biology. Executive leadership in veterinary medicine is yet another signature program being developed in the college.

College Research Plan

Cardiovascular Sciences/DeBakey Institute

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Texas A&M University has a long-standing history of excellence in cardiovascular science in several collaborating colleges, including a unique ability to perform translational research on client owned animals with naturally occurring heart disease referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. More »

Biomedical Genomics

For more than 25 years, Texas A&M University has played a leading role in the analysis of the genomes of livestock species. The current livestock and companion animal genomics program at Texas A&M University comprises nine faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine and two faculty at the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. This program is indisputably one of the most robust animal genomics programs in the world. More »

Veterinary Clinical Research

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Departments of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences provide expertise and facilities for veterinary patient care that are integral to service and teaching missions of the College. More »

Infectious Diseases and Biodefense

At Texas A&M University we are in a unique position to tackle infectious disease threats to both humans and animals, with active research programs in the major areas of microbiology, parasitology, virology and immunology. This broad range of expertise brings together basic scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, pathologists and cutting edge diagnostic capabilities to respond to both extant and future infectious disease threats to health and food safety. More »


Neuroscience, which is the study of the nervous system and behavior, is the most rapidly developing field of intellectual inquiry today. College neuroscientists play an integral role in A&M's rapidly growing neuroscience research and teaching program, which was officially recognized as the TAMU Interdisciplinary Faculty of Neuroscience in 2001. More »

Reproductive Biology

Mammalian reproductive biology has been an area of emphasis at Texas A&M University since 1956, with the establishment of the Physiology of Reproduction degree program and current research in reproductive biology is intercollegiate and interdisciplinary. Reproductive biologists within the College have researched In vitro fertilization, stem cell biology, animal cloning, and other assisted reproductive technologies to address infertility and disease in both animals and humans. More »

Toxicology, Oncology, and Environmental Health Sciences

In 1989, faculty from 6 Colleges and 17 Departments within the University, the USDA Food and Animal Protection Laboratory, and Texas A&M University-Galveston formed the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology. Research themes include cellular and molecular toxicology, reproductive and neurotoxicology, environmental health and food safety, oncology, and nanotoxicology research - areas playing an integral role in the other key ongoing environmental health sciences research programs at Texas A&M. More »