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Couple Travels from Canada on Horseback to See TAMU Genetics Expert

COLLEGE STATION, TX –Canadian film-makers Rick Blackburn and his wife Louise Leroux are on a cross-country trip like no other. They are riding two Canadian horses from Quebec, Canada to College Station, Texas to bring 50 samples of Canadian horse genes to Dr. Gus Cothran, director of equine genetics at the Texas A&M University College […]

TDA Gives Texas A&M $50,000 for White Tailed Deer

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Imagine how you would feel if there were no medicine to help your sick puppy get well? This is how the majority of deer breeders feel as there is currently no approved medicine for diseased deer. The deer industry is growing rapidly, but sadly the right medicine and treatment that cervids […]

SVSRF Research

A summer of research: The SVSRF program

COLLEGE STATION, TX –This summer, 16 veterinary students at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) got a chance to explore an alternative career to clinical practice-veterinary medical research. As participants of the Summer Veterinary Student Research Fellows (SVSRF) Program, the students each worked with a CVM faculty member […]

Hinrichs Foal

Hinrichs’ Foal

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Mira, a filly born August 4, 2009, trots happily in a pasture in Binghamton, N.Y., although her dam died over a year ago. The buckskin filly was born after shipment of oocytes (eggs), collected post mortem, to the Equine Embryo Laboratory at Texas A&M for fertilization. The Laboratory, directed by Dr. […]

AAHA Specialty Accreditation

COLLEGE STATION, TX – The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has received specialty accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Texas A&M’s VMTH is the first veterinary teaching hospital to receive this specialty accreditation that is designed to be […]

CVM Staff Recognized for Leadership, Commitment & Excellence

COLLEGE STATION, TX – The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences held a ceremony last Thursday to honor a number of employees for their years of service and commitment to the college. In addition to recognizing the 61 staff member who had reached anniversaries of five to 40 years, awards were also […]

Brinsko Named ACT Vice President

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Steven Brinsko, DVM, Associate Professor and Chief of Theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT). Brinsko will begin his four-year term as the ACT […]

Avian Borna Virus

Schubot researchers image Avian Borna Virus

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Scientists working at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine have finally visualizedthe Avian Borna Virus, the cause of Proventricular Dilatation Disease in parrots. Using advanced electron microscopy, a team of scientists at the Schubot Center led by Dr Ian Tizard, have succeeded in photographing avian Borna Virus. […]

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Reports on the Future Needs of Veterinary Medical Education in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, TX – In a recent landmark report, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) made significant recommendations to the state legislature which address the shortage of food and fiber (large animal) veterinarians, as well as the need to address recruitment of students from underrepresented groups – a nationwide problem. The THECB conducted a […]


Texas A&M Veterinarians Celebrate Westminster Victory of Former Patient

COLLEGE STATION, TX – With viewers around the nation watching on live television, a humble Sussex spaniel called “Stump” took the honor of “Top Dog” at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of course, some of his biggest fans are from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine   Biomedical Sciences, and they […]

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