Have A Paw-sitive Transition After Quarantine

A silver lining to the stress of stay-at-home orders for many has been extra time spent with pets. Whether that means extra-long walks for dogs, chin scratches for cats, or quality time and attention for all of the other critters, many of our furry friends have benefited from this pause in society. Dr. Lori Teller, […]

Texas A&M Research Project Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Cats In Texas

The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community.

Pandemic Pet-Care Precautions

Although only a small number of companion animals have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, pet owners may experience anxiety about the best way to care for their pet amidst a pandemic when stories about confirmed cases in pets begin appearing closer to home, such as those recently reported by the United States Department of […]

Texas A&M CVM Focuses On Employee Well-being During Pandemic

Story by Megan Myers Well-being involves the mind, body, and spirit, says Dr. Nance Algert, a member of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Office for Diversity & Inclusion. “Well-being is staying connected to ourselves and knowing ourselves well enough to know what we need,” Algert said. “Well-being is also […]

Veterinary Educators Band Together To Support Students

Story by Megan Myers The COVID-19 pandemic may have created a need for social distancing among individuals, but when it forced higher education to move online, veterinary educators saw an opportunity to share resources and bring veterinary colleges around the world closer together than ever before. At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

An Update On SARS-CoV-2 And Your Pet

As our knowledge of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and resulting Covid-19 disease evolves, the news and guidelines we must follow are changing as well. The dynamic nature of this situation may be difficult for some, who may find keeping up to date with current best practices and precautions to be a time-consuming endeavor. Dr. Kate Creevy, […]

Texas A&M Stevenson Center Adapts, Continues Providing Quality Care For Residents

Story by Madeline Patton The Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is a unique piece of the college’s outreach and service efforts. The center provides the physical, emotional, and medical care and companionship for pets whose owners are no longer able to care for […]

Hobby Hazards: Maintaining a Pet-Safe Environment

After spending part of March and all of April at home, many people are finding that their television queues are watched, their video games are won, and their chores are done (or avoided!). As they search for more creative ways to pass the time, hobbies like painting, embroidery, and jogging are making a resurgence. Though […]

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 […]

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) […]