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Susan Fontaine kneeling in a yard next to her German Shepherd, Murphy

Texas A&M Faculty Member, Former Student Team Up In Fight Against Cancer

Susan Fontaine’s life-long love affair with dogs grew by leaps and bounds when she and her husband, George Corolla, started competing and showing their dogs in the early 1990s. Since then, the couple competed with six different dogs, all with names that started with an “M.” Yet, as is the case with all pets, the […]

Sydney kissing Tesoro on the nose

Texas A&M Veterinarians Help Horse Recover From Life-Threatening Botulism

Thanks to the quick thinking of veterinarians from the Texas A&M Large Animal Teaching Hospital (LATH), a horse named Tesoro is back on his feet after a frightening case of botulism, a disease not common in Texas. Sydney Reed, a pre-veterinary animal science student at Texas A&M University, purchased Tesoro, a quarter horse gelding, as […]

Scout the scruffy dog with his owners, Sydney, Rick, and Sydney's baby

Perry Family Turns To Texas A&M Veterinary Rehabilitation To Support Beloved Dog’s Quality Of Life

Having gone from a hoarding situation in Tijuana to the governor’s mansion in Austin, Scout Perry has seen the lows and highs of life. Most recently, despite being faced with a discouraging medical diagnosis, the 11-year-old mixed breed dog has fought valiantly and found both solace and friendship at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching […]

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Texas A&M Wildlife Center Welcomes Two-Toed Sloth

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Winnie Carter Wildlife Center recently welcomed its newest animal resident, a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth named “Michael Jr. Slow Poke Sloth.” Michael Jr. was given to the wildlife center by a nearby animal sanctuary and arrived at the VMBS on April 12. His name is […]

Dr. Nicholas Jeffery in a white coat

Texas A&M Researcher Recognized By American Veterinary Medical Association For Work On Canine Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Nicholas Jeffery, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), received the 2023 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Clinical Research Award for his work developing treatments for spinal cord injuries in dogs. The Clinical Research Award, given annually by the AVMA Council on Research, recognizes one veterinarian who […]

VMBS Dean, Dr. John R. August, accepts framed award certificate from Dr. Lori Teller, outgoing AVMA president, onstage in Denver on July 14, 2023.

Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Wins Prestigious 2023 National Award

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has been recognized with the 2023 President’s Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for its impact on veterinary health, veterinary organizations and the veterinary profession. The VMBS was one of three institutions selected to receive the award from outgoing AVMA president Dr. […]

A turkey sits on top of an artificial egg on a floral pillow

Texas A&M Researcher Hatches New Technology To Save Endangered Birds

The so-called “smart eggs,” designed to look like bird eggs, carry sensors that capture information necessary for artificial incubation. A researcher from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) is creating unique data collection devices to promote reproduction in endangered bird populations. The devices, designed to look like bird eggs, carry […]

Nikolas Faust in a Texas A&M Poultry Science shirt holding a rooster

Texas A&M Veterinary Student Taking Poultry Medicine To A New Degree

As both a Texas A&M Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and poultry science Ph.D. candidate, Nikolas Faust is on a mission to improve poultry health and welfare while also feeding the world. Like most students who dream of becoming a veterinarian, Faust intended to start his DVM upon his undergraduate graduation. However, when his initial […]

Drs. Hodges and Ferguson wearing Vet for a Day T-shirts in the VENI building

‘Critter Fixers’-Hosted Day Camp Excites Future Aggies With Veterinary Interests

Children from across Texas recently had an opportunity to learn about veterinary medicine from Nat Geo Wild’s “Critter Fixers” and faculty, staff, and students from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS). The one-day camp, held at the VMBS, was part of veterinarians and “Critter Fixers” television stars Drs. Vernard Hodges […]

Drs. Cristine Heaps and Annie Newell-Fugate working in a research lab

Texas A&M VMBS, UT Southwestern Partner To Advance Animal And Human Health

With the goal of supporting One Health, Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has joined forces with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to foster translational research as part of a prestigious program funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The two institutions are working together on UT […]

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