The Veterinary International Leadership Program (VILP) is a four year international studies program for students in the veterinary professional curriculum. VILP is an educational partnership between Texas A&M, Tufts, and the University of Padova. Each year, twenty veterinary students are selected for the program: 8 incoming vet students to TAMU, 4 incoming vet students to Tufts, and 8 first year vet students at the University of Padova. These students attend six week workshops each summer for the first three years of the program and then complete clinical assignments during the fourth summer. The schedule for these workshops is as follows: First Summer - Physiology Workshop in College Station, Second Summer - General Pathology Workshop in Padova, Third Summer - Public Health and Food Safety Workshop in Padova, and Fourth Summer - Clinical Assignments in College Station.
BIMS Study Abroad - Biomedical Science majors have the opportunity to take three courses while studying in Padova, Italy. Eight to ten undergraduates are selected for this 6 week study abroad program. Courses offered include: Biomedical Physiology I (VTPP 423), Pharmacology (VTPP 425), and Famous Italian Medical Scientists (VTPP 485). BIMS students will attend lectures (labs) with first year and second year veterinary students at the University of Padova. BIMS students will be required to return to Texas A&M University at the end of the six weeks and complete the final four weeks of the Biomedical Physiology I course.
Dr. Shannon Washburn is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University that recently received a $1.5 million grant to fund research on placental adaptation to maternal malnutrition. The grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
B.S. Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University 9999
B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 9999
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University CVM 9999
PhD Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University 9999
Computed tomography assessment of peripubertal craniofacial morphology in a sheep model of binge alcohol drinking in the first trimester
Birch SM, Lenox M, Kornegay J, Shen L, Ai H, Ren X, Goodlett CR, Cudd TA, Washburn SE
Formate metabolism in fetal and neonatal sheep
Shannon E. Washburn, Marie A. Caudill, Olga Malysheva, Amanda J. MacFarlane, Nathalie A. Behan, Brian Harnett, Luke MacMillan, Theerawat Pongnopparat, John T. Brosnan, and Margaret E. Brosnan
American Journal Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Maternal l‑glutamine supplementation prevents prenatal alcohol exposure‑induced fetal growth restriction in an ovine model
Sawant OB, Wu G, Washburn SE
Effects of oxymorphone hydrochloride or hydromorphone hydrochloride on minimal alveolar concentration of desflurane in sheep
Sayre RS, Lepiz MA, Horsley K, Pashmakova MB, Barr J, Washburn SE
American Journal of Veterinary Research.
Pharmacokinetics of tulathromycin in non-pregnant adult ewes
Washburn KE, Fajt VR, Coetzee H, Washburn SE
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Effect of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Maternal Glutamine Supplementation on Fetal Growth
Sawant O, Johnson D, Boudreaux R, Hogan H, Wu G, Washburn SE
Formate: a key metabolite for the fetus and the neonatal animal
Brosnan JT, Washburn SE, Harnett BJ, MacMillan LE, Pongnopparat T, Brosnan M
Pharmacokinetics of oral chlortetracycline in non-pregnant adult ewes
Washburn K, Fajt V, Plummer P, Coetzee JF, Washburn SE
MRI Derived Volumetric Brain Measurements in the Ovine
Birch S, Lunde R, Lenox M, Griffin J, Kornegay J, Goodlett C, Cudd TA, Washburn SE