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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. We are the home department for the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, which is dedicated to conducting research into the health and conservation of wild and captive birds.

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