Press Releases

Alicia Robinson holding a baby goat in front of a red truck

The Power Of Persistence

Story by Margaret Preigh The road to veterinary school is, by nature, dauntless and difficult. While many students are fortunate to gain entrance on their first attempt, some students face additional obstacles they must overcome in order to pursue their dream of becoming a veterinarian. Alicia Robinson, from Wills Point, Texas, applied three times before […]

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Steady In The Storm

Story by Dorian Martin Disasters that endanger animals come in many guises. Some come in the form of natural disasters like Tropical Storm Imelda, which severely flooded 13 Texas counties in September 2019. In rural Chambers County alone, approximately 100 cattle, horses, dogs, and cats were rescued and/or treated for floodwater-related injuries. An additional 4,000 […]

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Texas A&M VET Prepares Veterinary Students For Entering Jobs In Midst Of Pandemic

Story by Aubrey Bloom When the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) is called into action, it’s normally the animals they’re concerned about, but COVID-19 has presented a different challenge—how to continue operations when it’s people who are at risk. “Usually, if we talk about a disaster like a fire or a hurricane, we talk […]

Zachary and Victoria Grimsley in the VENI lobby

Healing With Love

Story by Jennifer Gauntt Zachary and Victoria Grimsley had only been engaged for a few months when they began applying to veterinary schools. They met as animal science majors at Texas Tech University—where she had won a National Championship in wool judging and he participated on the meat judging team—and they knew that whatever veterinary […]

Duc Nguyen looks into a microscope while Dr. Dana Gaddy watches

Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Cure

Story by Megan Myers For Duc Nguyen, research is one of the most fascinating aspects of veterinary medicine. While he initially intended to be a child behavioral psychologist when he began studying psychology at the University of Houston, in the final year of his undergraduate degree, Nguyen suddenly realized that his true passion was for […]

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CVM Veterinary Students Learn Principles Of Surgery At Home

Story by Margaret Preigh The path to becoming a veterinarian is, by nature, very hands-on. Students first see and practice procedures on synthetic models, learning by experience and honing their skills safely before graduating to care for real animals. With the dawn of COVID-19, teaching these essential skills has become more difficult. The transition to […]

Anna Marie Pratas holds a grey cat in a veterinary ER

Leadership Lessons

Story by Margaret Preigh While many Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students were not Aggies before they were admitted to veterinary school, they fully embrace the Aggie Core Values as they step into the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) to begin the next step in their educational journeys. A select few go on to […]

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VET Returns Home After Four-Day Deployment In Polk County

Story by Aubrey Bloom Like many others in Polk County, Texas, affected by the April 23 tornado, Karen Pruitt, Texas A&M Class of ’87, not only had damage to her property, but injuries to her animals as well. So, when she saw the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) arrive, it was an uplifting moment […]

Kale Johnson with cows in the background

Countryside Care

Story by Dorian Martin Kale Johnson and Elizabeth Lake come from opposite ends of the spectrum. Johnson, who hails from a rural community with a population of less than 2,200 in the Texas Panhandle, grew up around a variety of livestock. In comparison, Lake, who was raised in the heart of Dallas, primarily spent her […]

Dr. Johanna Heseltine's at-home workspace

Online Clinical Rotations Let CVM Veterinary Students Complete Education Despite Pandemic

Story by Megan Myers When Texas A&M University made the decision to move all classes online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, professors at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) were faced with the unique challenge of determining how to provide fourth-year veterinary students (4VMs) […]