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Dr. Jingyi Li displays a chicken's multicolor feathers, standing next to Dr. Leif Andersson in front of colorful barrels full of chicken feed

A Wonder-Full Life: Dr. Leif Andersson

As a pioneer of domestic animal genetics, Dr. Leif Andersson is driven by a fascination in the things he can’t explain. The world of genetics might at first seem to be far removed from our daily lives, conjuring images of glass test tubes and sterile gloves contained within a laboratory. However, Dr. Leif Andersson, a […]

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Texas A&M CVMBS Researcher Developing First Oral Anthrax Vaccine For Livestock, Wildlife

There may soon be a new weapon in the centuries-old battle against anthrax thanks to groundbreaking work at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). Anthrax, a disease caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis, contaminates surface soil and grasses, where it may be ingested or inhaled by livestock or grazing […]

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Texas A&M Research Project Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Cats In Texas

By sampling dogs and cats whose owners have tested positive in Brazos County, the team is working to understand how pets living in ‘high-risk’ households may be impacted by SARS-CoV-2. The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community. While reports have confirmed a small, but growing, […]

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Texas A&M SAH Client Saves Hundreds Of Huskies As Medical Foster

In her seven years of serving as a medical foster, Denise Camp has helped more than 250 huskies return to full health and find their forever homes. As a medical foster, Camp makes medical decisions for the dogs that come into her care and pays for any treatments or procedures they may need, usually out […]

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Texas A&M SAH Team Faces Unique Challenges Treating Rescued Otter

Fisher, the North American river otter, made quite a splash when he recently came to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Small Animal Hospital (SAH) for a dental procedure. Though Fisher came in for a simple tooth extraction, his veterinary team discovered a much more serious problem under the surface. […]

Rachel Ellerd and Dr. Sara Lawhon each hold a crested gecko in the courtyard

Catching The Teaching Bug

Although she never anticipated a career in the classroom, Dr. Sara Lawhon has found the best of both worlds by combining her passions for research and education. French microbiologist Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Few embody this mantra as wholeheartedly as Dr. Sara Lawhon, an associate professor in the Texas A&M […]

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Petco Foundation Grant Assists Patients Working To BTHO Cancer

From the moment Flapjack was adopted as a puppy from the Houston Humane Society in 2008, he became an integral part of his new family. “He was super smart from the time we got him,” said Flapjack’s owner Robert Schmidt. “He was very inquisitive and he seemed tuned in with the world, not just in […]

Dr. Thielen examines a parrot while a veterinary technician assists and a veterinary student watches

Aggie Veterinarian Dr. Lauren Thielen: Small Screens And Big Dreams

Since graduating in 2013, Dr. Lauren Thielen has found herself—and her work with exotic animals—as the centerpiece of Nat Geo WILD’s “Dr. T., Lone Star Vet.” Dr. Lauren Thielen, a 2013 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), is no stranger to a camera. After receiving her Doctor of […]

Tex Moncrief holding Lucky the pug

Lucky, Thankful

When Tex Moncrief welcomed a rescued pug into his home, he opened the doors to a friendship with an Aggie veterinarian that he would come to cherish as much as his beloved pet. William “Tex” Moncrief has owned a lot of dogs in his 100 years, but none were as special to him as Lucky. […]

Dr. Mahsa Zarei in the lab

Growing Knowledge, Shrinking Tumors

An early interest in cancer research set Mahsa Zarei on a path to investigate treatments for rare and genetically linked conditions. Ask most 12-year-old children what they want to be when they grow up and you are likely to get a variety of answers ranging from professional athlete to astronaut. While doctor or scientist might […]

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