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Laura and Danny Weaver Award

Canine Kidney Research Continues Thanks To Contributors

COLLEGE STATION, May 8, 2006 – The Canine Hereditary Nephritis Research Project, now in its 14th year at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been possible due to the generosity of its founding contributors. The college recently honored Vera Stewart of Dallas, Addi Pittman of Alice, and Laura and Danny […]

Council on Diversity and Professionalism

COLLEGE STATION, May 4, 2006 – The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is pleased to announce establishment of a new Council on Diversity and Professionalism (CDP). The group is designed to promote a welcoming, respectful environment within the college for students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. Because the College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Laurie Jaeger

Laurie Jaeger Named 2006 Piper Professor

COLLEGE STATION, May 2, 2006 – Laurie Jaeger, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2006 Piper Professor, an award that carries with it a $5,000 honorarium. The award was established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation and annually recognizes and […]

Billy B. Hancock of Fort Dodge, IA

Five Outstanding Grads Named Veterinary Distinguished Alumni

Five outstanding alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University have been honored at campus ceremonies for their professional achievements. The 2006 award recipients are Jock R. Collins of Houston, Thomas B. Hairgrove of Haskell, Billy B. Hancock of Fort Dodge, IA, D. Reid Patterson of Bonita Springs, FL […]

Hundreds to Attend Veterinary Technician Seminar

COLLEGE STATION, April 27, 2006 – Approximately 400 veterinary technicians will converge on the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University this weekend for the 13th Annual Veterinary Technician Seminar April 28-30. Sponsored by the college’s Office of Veterinary Continuing Education, the seminar should prove to be a weekend filled with […]

Bald Eagle

Veterinary Fund Established for Injured Wild Animals

COLLEGE STATION, April 18, 2006 – A fund for injured wild animals has been established at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences through the Zoological Medicine Service. The college has a long history of providing aid to injured wildlife such as birds, reptiles and mammals. However, due to the increasing costs […]

Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

Veterinary Professor Participated in Johns Hopkins University Symposium

COLLEGE STATION, April 11, 2006 – Professor Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, PhD, of Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recently participated in a symposium sponsored by Johns Hopkins University that addressed alternatives to developmental neurotoxicity testing (DNT). Organized by the University’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) with support from the National […]

Teddy Bear Surgery, Frisbee Dogs To Highlight Vet School Open House Saturday

COLLEGE STATION, April 4, 2006 – Parents who have a child who loves animals or ever wondered what a veterinarian does – and everyone else – are invited to attend Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 13th Annual Open House on Saturday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This […]

Dr. Katrin Hinrichs

Hinrichs Named To Patsy Link Chair In Reproductive Studies

COLLEGE STATION, April 3, 2006 – Dr. Katrin Hinrichs, professor of veterinary physiology and pharmacology in Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been named the first Patsy Link Chair in Mare Reproductive Studies following an international search. The chair is part of an endowment established in 1995 by Texan H. […]

Mark Westhusin

Successful Cell Engineering May Lead To Mad Cow Prevention, Say Texas A&M Researchers

COLLEGE STATION, March 22, 2006 – Researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully “knocked down” the expression of possible disease causing genes in a cloned goat fetus, perhaps paving the way for breeding disease resistance in other animals, even those genes that might cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow Disease. Researchers […]

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