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VMBS Professor Recognized As Sustainability Champion

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), has received a 2024 Sustainability Champion Award from the Texas A&M Office of Sustainability & Campus Enrichment. The Sustainability Champion Awards recognize students, faculty, staff, and team members who have demonstrated exemplary effort, dedication, and leadership throughout the […]

Aggie Veterinary Student Awarded For Research On Down Syndrome Fracture Healing

Second-year veterinary student Kayleigh Shumaker has received two prestigious awards for her research on Down syndrome at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS). Shumaker was one of five students nationwide, and the first ever from Texas A&M, selected for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Stipend, as well […]

VMBS, TVMA Recognize Faculty, Staff, Students At Annual Awards Ceremony

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) recognized 71 students, faculty, and staff at the 2024 Honors & Awards Ceremony on April 24. “The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences would not be the great institution it is without the academic excellence and commitment of its faculty, staff, […]

VMBS Faculty, Staff Members Recognized By TVMA Outgoing President

Two individuals from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) received 2024 President’s Awards from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) in recognition of their support for the outgoing president, Dr. Jodi Long. Dr. Lori Teller, a VMBS clinical professor, and Mandy Zachgo, a veterinary technician IV, were chosen by Long […]

Is Smallpox Still A Threat Worth Preparing For? Report with Texas A&M Scientist Contribution Says Yes

Smallpox, a disease that killed an estimated 500 million people in the 20th century alone, is the only human disease to be eradicated. However, a new report, Future State of Smallpox Medical Countermeasures, from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) argues that the U.S. and the global community should prepare for smallpox […]

Texas A&M Education Abroad Course Offers Hands-On Experiences In African Wildlife Medicine

Texas A&M University undergraduates and veterinary students have the unique opportunity to learn about wildlife medicine and gain hands-on experience during a summer education abroad course led by Drs. James Derr and Walter Cook, faculty members in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The two-and-a-half-week “African Wildlife Medicine” course in the […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Student Receives Competitive Summer Fellowship

Hope Merriam, a second-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, will spend this coming summer conducting research and honing her skills in equine medicine at Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health as part of the Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Fellowship Program. The Havemeyer Fellowship Program provides support […]

VMBS Funds Faculty Members’ Initiatives To Support Veterinary Student Success

As home to one of the nation’s most highly ranked Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) places great emphasis on its students’ quality of education and its faculty’s ability to provide a great learning environment. Three VMBS faculty members — Drs. Katherine Maples, Yvonne […]

Two VMBS Faculty Members Recognized For Dedication To Teaching

Two Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) faculty members were recognized with The Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Awards for their dedication to their students’ education. The award, which honors teachers who maintain high expectations for their students and ensure academic rigor in the classroom, distinguishes educators who recognize their […]

VMBS Faculty Member Awarded Scialog Fellowship To Develop New Diagnostic Tests For Brucellosis

Dr. Angela Arenas, a Texas A&M University associate professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine, was awarded one of 18 Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats fellowships to aid in her development of new and improved diagnostic tests for brucellosis, a bacterial disease that can affect humans, pets, and […]

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