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We study mechanisms of disease to improve the health of animals, humans, and the environment. Specialty areas in the department include wildlife health, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, genetics/genomics, neuroscience, cardiovascular science, and immunology.

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) focuses on mechanisms of disease including host/pathogen interactions, ecology of antimicrobial resistance, genetics of disease susceptibility and resistance, wildlife diseases, and conservation genetics. The department’s basic disciplines include microbiology, pathology, parasitology, genetics, and laboratory animal medicine, and faculty members teach courses in these subject areas to undergraduate, graduate, and DVM students. The department hosts residency programs in anatomic and clinical pathology and in laboratory animal medicine.

The department is home to two Distinguished Professors, and one of only seven members of the National Academy of Sciences at Texas A&M.

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