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Climate Vulnerability Index Shows Where Action, Resources Are Needed To Address Climate Change Threats

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, partnered with Environmental Defense Fund to create a new tool that provides communities and policymakers with actionable data about long-term vulnerabilities tied to climate change. The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is the most comprehensive screening tool of its type, showing […]

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Genome Study Reveals 30 Years Of Darwin’s Finch Evolution

A landmark study on contemporary evolutionary change in natural populations released by an international team of researchers led by Texas A&M University professor Dr. Leif Andersson reveals that 45% of the variation in the highly heritable beak size of Darwin’s finches can be attributed to only six genomic loci (fixed positions on a chromosome). Among […]

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Zoran Appointed Interim Director Of Veterinary Emergency Team

Dr. Debra “Deb” Zoran, a professor and clinical faculty member in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, has been appointed interim director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET).  “Dr. Zoran demonstrates the drive to succeed and the passion for helping others that’s […]

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Texas A&M Researchers Show Endangered Parrot Species Is Thriving In Urban Areas

A Texas A&M-led research team has discovered that a population of endangered red-crowned parrots is thriving in urban areas of South Texas. The parrots are a unique case, considering that many animal species are affected negatively by the expansion of human urban areas, which can lead to deforestation and pollution of natural habitats. These mostly […]

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Texas A&M Veterinarians Developing Frailty Instrument To Improve Canine Geriatric Care

In human medicine, the ability to measure frailty is a vital aspect of geriatric care. Doctors may recommend one treatment over another based on an elderly person’s frailty score, and nursing homes may adjust care protocols as frailty increases. While the ability to measure frailty is not a new concept in human medicine, it has […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Graduates Lead The Nation In Licensing Exam Pass Rates

Texas A&M University’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students have continued the multi-year Aggie tradition of passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) with a rate that greatly exceeds the national pass rate. More than 99% of the DVM Class of 2023 passed the licensing examination, which is significantly higher than the overall pass […]

Southwest Regional Superfund Summit Aims To Strengthen Data Science Collaborations, Training

Three Superfund Research Centers funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently came together to share their accomplishments and challenges in fulfilling the data management and analysis mandate of the NIEHS Superfund Program. Scientists from Texas A&M University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Arizona met in Albuquerque for […]

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Newest VERO Faculty Member Brings Environmental Microbiology To Texas Panhandle

Dr. Lee Pinnell is one of the few faculty members in Texas A&M’s Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program who did not grow up planning to work in veterinary medicine. Rather than being a veterinarian like many of his VERO colleagues, Pinnell is an environmental microbiologist who has spent his education and career studying […]

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Texas A&M Celebrates 30 Years Of Patient Care, Innovation At Large Animal Teaching Hospital Facility

In December 1888, a small, wood-frame barn was built at Texas A&M University to serve as a veterinary hospital. Ever since that original, 720-square-foot barn served the university’s first veterinary patients, the campus has been home to continuously improving veterinary facilities. When the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) was officially established in […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Sees Record Number Of Patients At Operation Border Health Preparedness

In the early hours of July 22, long before the sun began its ascent over the Brazos Valley, cars began turning into The Texas A&M University System RELLIS campus. Early risers gathered to join the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) on its journey to South Texas for Operation Border Health Preparedness (OBHP), an annual […]

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