Camilo Hernández-Avilés, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Equine Theriogenology
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Camilo Hernández-Avilés is an assistant professor of equine theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS), at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS). He received his DVM degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia), and his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. He completed a Residency in Equine Theriogenology, also at Texas A&M University. He is board-eligible as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.
His clinical and research interests mostly focus on stallion reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies in horses. Some of these include the study of stallion sperm physiology during fertilization, the use of molecular biology techniques for studying sperm function and stallion fertility, the validation of flow cytometry-based techniques for stallion sperm analysis in clinical settings, the effects of semen extender components and storage methods on the quality of cool-stored and frozen/thawed stallion sperm, and the diagnosis and management of reproductive conditions in stallions.