Congrats Carlos!

Carlos was selected for the Directors Excellence Award for his work as Serology Assistant Section Head at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Good job in finding the balance of full time work and MS degree progress! More can be seen at ~4:45 in this short video.

Jordan’s first paper and grant

Congrats to Jordan Salomon for her first published paper- an invited piece to describe a protocol for drag sampling of ticks, published in a special collection for Journal of Insect Science. Congrats also on a successful proposal to the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology!

AAZV Linda Munson Pathology Manuscript Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn L. Hodo on being selected as to the 2020 2nd place winner of the AAZV Linda Munson Pathology Manuscript Award. This is an annual award for the best zoo or wildlife pathology manuscript published each year by a graduate student or resident in either the Journal of Wildlife Diseases or the […]

Spencer Defends!

Congrats to Spencer on the successful defense of his thesis for the MS-Veterinary Public Health- Epidemiology Degree, followed by celebration at Lick Creek Park!

SARS-CoV-2 in Pet dogs and cats

We’ve been busy visiting local homes of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, with an interest in quantifying pet exposure and infection (  A press release detailing the first confirmed infections in our study was covered by several media outlets.

Kissing bugs abundant this year

Interview with the Texas Chagas Task Force and Dr. Gabe Hamer regarding increased numbers of kissing bugs this summer, covered by TAMU AgriLife, NBC-Dallas/Fort Worth, and others.

Canine Chagas Webinar

On-demand webinar, made by VetVine and sponsored by AKC- Canine Health Foundation, about our canine Chagas disease research.  You can watch for free or enroll to earn continuing education credits.

COVID-19 Response Team

Thanks Italo and Ed for your volunteer work on the COVID-19 response team with the Brazos County Health Department since March!  Photo is from their recent radio spot discussing the importance of case investigations.  From the radio facebook: Gracias al Dr. Italo Zecca y Edward Davila que aportaron mucha información relacionada con el rastreo de […]

AFS Distinguished Graduate Student

Congrats to Dr. Alyssa Meyers for being selected as a 2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. CVM write up here. Alyssa’s outstanding academic record and contributions in Research have been recognized and acknowledged by a distinguished committee of reviewers.  Alyssa and other graduate students selected as 2020 awardees […]

Congrats Rachel Busselman!

Rachel was selected as the recipient of the national Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship for the 2020–21 academic year!  About the Foundation: Kappa is celebrating 25 years of its Foundation. The Foundation continues to honor the history of women through its museums; Enables the women of today through scholarships; Invests in women by partnering with […]