- The CVM broke ground on our new $120 million Veterinary &
Biomedical Education Complex on April 30, 2014. Another major
initiative involves the planned renovation of the receiving, lobby
and pharmacy area for the Small Animal Hospital.
- Ranked among the Top 10 of all colleges of veterinary medicine
nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
- As of May, 2013, College has graduated 7,100 DVMs which
comprises over 7% of veterinarians nationally.
- In September 2011, the VMTH dedicated a $11 million Diagnostic
Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center, providing Texas A&M with
the most comprehensive imaging capabilities in the nation.
The Center is one of two veterinary facilities in the nation to
offer tomotherapy for cancer treatment and the only one to
accommodate large animals.
- In 2013, the VMTH received greater than 24,500 client visits
and provided care for greater than 92,000 animals; the hospital’s
annual revenue, which contributes to CVM’s funding enterprise, is
in excess of $15 million per year.
The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
consists of five academic departments: Veterinary
Integrative Biosciences, Large Animal Clinical
Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences. Each department is
administered by a department head, who is responsible to the Dean
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for all programs
assigned or developed in the department, including teaching,
research, extension and service.
A Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital is operated within the college to provide
clinical laboratories for the veterinary medical educational
The college awards degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and
professional levels. Several internships and residencies are also
Our Biomedical Sciences undergraduate
program (BIMS) is the largest degree-granting undergraduate
program at Texas A&M University, with an official enrollment of
1,858 students in 2013, 27% of whom are first-generation college
attendees. The BIMS undergraduate program prepares students to work
in a variety of human and veterinary medical fields. Undergraduate
BIMS students made up a large portion of Aggie students accepted to
medical (30%), dental (29%), and veterinary schools (51%). Although
our college does not have a pre-veterinary undergraduate degree,
the BIMS program is an option to prepare for entrance into the DVM
The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM) offers doctoral degrees in Biomedical
Sciences and Veterinary Pathobiology and master’s degrees in
Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology & Public Health, Laboratory
Animal Medicine, and Science and Technology Journalism. Students
pursuing a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology
& Public Health, or Science and Technology Journalism may
choose either a thesis or a non-thesis track.
The CVM’s largest graduate program is Biomedical Sciences
(BIMS). Students can earn BIMS master’s or doctoral degrees through
any department in the CVM.
The Departments of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) and
Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) each offer additional programs of
study. VIBS offers two master’s degrees: Epidemiology & Public
Health and Science and Technology Journalism.
There are also interdisciplinary programs with close ties to the
CVM through which students may pursue a master’s or doctoral
degree. These programs include: Interdisplinary Faculty of
Toxicology, Texas A&M
Institute for Neuroscience, and Interdisciplinary Faculty of
Professional DVM Program
The DVM degree curriculum is a four-year post-undergraduate
program composed of three years of classroom study with a final
year of clinical rotations. It is designed to give future
veterinarians a solid base in disease recognition and clinical
An extensive research program in animal health and
disease is conducted by the faculty and staff of the college, and a
substantial number of the teaching faculty members are engaged in
research. Research disciplines include:
- Biomedical Genomics, Genetics, and
Bioinformatics Biomedical Genomics, Genetics, and
Bioinformatics is the study of the genetic mechanisms underlying
various phenotypes and conditions of interest impacting animals and
humans. Studies currently underway at CVM investigate inherited
diseases, genetic mechanisms modulating diseases, natural genetic
resistance to diseases, host-pathogen interactions, genetic
regulation, cellular processes and responses, and evolution in
several domestic and wildlife species.
- Physiology, Pharmacology, and Cardiovascular
Sciences uses unique translational research models to
enhance insight and understanding of several physiological
processes in both animals and humans. Researchers in the Michael E.
DeBakey Institute have served a central role to integrate
multi-departmental research within the cardiovascular program that
has led to key patents.
- Infectious Diseases, Biodefense, and
Immunology faculty members focus on threats posed to human
health by livestock-borne diseases and promote development of new
and innovative ways to defend against disease outbreaks. The
diverse and internationally acclaimed faculty employ advanced
technologies to understand natural genetic resistance to common
agricultural pathogens as well as generate vaccines and transgenic
biomedical models to aid in understanding novel and reemerging
- Neuroscience, Anatomy, and Functional Imaging
faculty members focus on both cutting-edge basic research and
clinically-relevant translational research conducted at macroscopic
to ultra-microscopic levels and including mechanisms, diagnostics,
and potential treatments of neurological, neurodegenerative, and
neurodevelopmental disorders. The college is equipped with
state-of-the-art whole body functional imaging facility including a
tomotherapy unit, an X-ray computed tomography (CT) Scanner, and a
3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit.
- Reproductive Biology, Development, and
Epigenetics studies a number of areas including horse
fertility, cloning animals, the epigenetic mechanisms controlling
gene expression during early embryonic development, and the
underlying causes of infertility and pregnancy loss. Efforts are
also directed to better understanding factors controlling
fertility, fetal development, and pregnancy as well as the
mechanisms by which environmental agents influence these
- Toxicology, Environmental Health Science, and Food
Safety faculty members focus on the detection and
characterization of toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and
alcohol in various cells or organ systems; investigating cellular
and molecular mechanisms linking these toxins to neurodegenerative
diseases, developmental defects, reproductive dysfunction, and
cancers; and detecting and detoxifying hazardous food-borne and
environmental chemicals and pathogenic microbes.
- Oncology, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Research, and
Microscopic Imaging faculty members work in oncology, cell
biology, and stem cell research and aims to translate results into
treatments and cures for diseases. Researchers utilize various
cellular and molecular models by employing state-of-art microscopic
imaging methodologies to explore mechanism-governing diseases.
- Epidemiology and Public Health faculty members
are actively engaged in studying the frequency, distribution, and
control of diseases in both animal and human populations. They draw
upon their expertise in medicine, biology,
biostatistics/biomathematics, and social sciences. Areas of
research include zoonotic diseases, surveillance of emerging and
re-emerging infectious diseases, international veterinary medicine
and public health, food safety, biodefense, and the ecology and
epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance.
- Translational and Applied Clinical Research
involves looking at the scientific underpinnings of normal and
diseased animals and then translating findings into the development
of better preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatments.
This sort of work is a natural fit for the CVM and its more than
20,000 clinical cases and valuable
samples for research. The animal hospital offers researchers
examples of the critical issues in veterinary medicine and which
diseases and conditions are most in need of investigation.
Outreach & Service
Our college have several programs for outreach and service.These