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We improve the health of animals and humans through the study of the body and drug therapies. Our areas of focus are toxicology, cardiovascular sciences, reproductive sciences, regenerative medicine, and pharmacology.

Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology

The Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology is the only department of its kind in the State of Texas, and has a rich tradition of excellence in education, research and outreach with an emphasis on both veterinary and human medicine.  The department houses the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, the Reproductive Sciences Center, the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program and the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology.

Teaching responsibilities within the department fall into three general categories:

  1. Undergraduate instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences
  2. Graduate instruction leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biomedical Sciences and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Toxicology
  3. Professional instruction leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree

The primary research focus areas within the department include toxicology, cardiovascular sciences, reproductive sciences, regenerative medicine and pharmacology.  The department has a well-funded, well-published, and internationally renowned faculty who have extensive research collaborations with the Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education & Human Development, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the School of Public Health, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Our faculty have achieved national and international recognition in teaching, research and service.

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