Texas A&M Researchers Play Key Role In National Animal COVID-19 Research

Nine Texas A&M University researchers made key contributions to the first national-scale COVID-19 animal surveillance study that analyzed companion animal COVID-19 data from across the United States. The study was led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aimed to characterize the clinical and epidemiological features of COVID-19 in companion animals.  The […]

Texas A&M, Austin’s Community Cats Program Study Feline Coronaviruses

Dr. Sarah Hamer, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has teamed up with the Austin Humane Society (AHS), Austin Animal Center (AAC), and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to conduct a study on coronaviruses in cats. The study aims to determine if coronaviruses are […]

New Study Indicates Captive Texas Deer Can Contract, Likely Transmit SARS-CoV-2 Virus To Each Other

A new study by Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has revealed that captive white-tailed deer in Texas are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With over 90% of the captive deer at one facility testing positive for the virus, the authors indicate their findings likely reflect deer-to-deer transmission. […]

Taking Animal-Grade Ivermectin Could Be Dangerous, Says Texas A&M Expert

The search for COVID-19 preventions and cures has been ongoing for over a year now, so it’s not surprising that the search has, at times, uncovered unconventional treatments. One that has recently started trending is Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication used in people and animals. However, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences associate […]

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

By sampling dogs and cats whose owners have tested positive in Brazos County, the team is working to understand how pets living in ‘high-risk’ households may be impacted by SARS-CoV-2. The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community. While reports have confirmed a small, but growing, […]

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

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 being mindful about being […]

Veterinary Educators Band Together To Support Students

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 & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), faculty […]

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, […]


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