Press Releases

A Brighter Future for Sadie

Story by Dorian Martin   Wearing her Doggles sunglasses, Sadie projects a jet pilot’s intensity as she plays outdoors at her Brenham home. More importantly, the eyewear is a critical part of a treatment plan prescribed by Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to protect the German Shepherd’s eyesight from further damage caused by […]

The Magic of Horses

Texas A&M’s Equine Therapy Program is changing the lives of veterans and people with disabilities. Story by Jeannie Ralston, Spirit Magazine, Texas A&M Foundation   The Courtney Cares program makes all the difference for 9-year-old Wyatt Branum (pictured to the right), who was born with Down Syndrome. In four years of riding, he’s made tremendous progress mentally […]

Dedicated to Giving

The conference room in the CVM’s VIDI Building that was designated in honor of Cathy and Patrick Breen carries forward a family tradition of philanthropy and the hope that those who utilize the room will one day also follow their lead. Story by Megan Myers   Dr. Patrick “Doc” Breen and his wife Cathy have devoted their […]

A Vision of the Future

By incorporating technology into his clinical, research, and teaching efforts, Dr. Cristobal Navas works to expand both future and current veterinarians’ understanding of issues related to equine internal medicine and education. Story by Dr. Megan Palsa   Dr. Cristobal Navas is a clinical assistant professor in equine internal medicine and ultrasound at the Texas A&M University Large […]

CVM Collaborates on ‘One Health’ Disease Outbreak Simulation Course

Story by Megan Myers   Texas A&M University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recently collaborated on a three-week summer disease outbreak simulation course to provide students with a “One Health” view of vector-borne diseases. At Texas A&M, the College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

Chiu Appointed to National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), was appointed to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors this spring. This federal board serves as an advisory committee to the NTP and evaluates the scientific merit of NTP intramural and […]

A Hardy Dose of Care

Story by Dr. Megan Palsa   Dr. Joanne Hardy, a clinical associate professor of veterinary surgery at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital (LAH), hails from Quebec, Canada. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Montreal —the only French veterinary school in North America.  After veterinary school, she completed […]

CVM Geneticists Find Zambia Lion Populations Intermingle, Cross ‘Uninhabitable’ Land

The study, published in PLoS One, will be used to help with lion conservation and wildlife management in and around the southern, African country.   DNA evidence suggests that modern lions, as a species, originated in the Republic of Zambia, a u-shaped country in southern Africa known for its rugged terrain and diverse wildlife. Today, […]

Teacher‚ Scientist‚ and Food-Animal Veterinarian — The Many Sides of Kevin Washburn

Story by Vandana Suresh   Dr. Kevin Washburn, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS), wears many hats. As a specialist in large animal internal medicine and surgery, he serves the needs  of his ailing veterinary patients; as a faculty member, […]

From the Horse’s Mouth

When Dr. Michelle Coleman isn’t teaching and collaborating with students, she is devoted to her research, which examines the effects of equine obesity and a condition that affects the larynx. Story by Briley Lambert   As a young girl in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Michelle Coleman was always fascinated with the beauty and grace of the horse. Her […]