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 and […]

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 lives […]

Veterinary Students Earn Full Army Scholarships

Two students from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) have been awarded the U.S. Army’s Health Professional Scholarship, each receiving more than $200,000 to be used to fund their remaining years as CVM students. Sabrina Dagher-Arevalo and Jillian Estrella, both in the CVM Class of 2022, were commissioned into the […]

CVM Development Council Thanks Donors, Looks to Future During Oct. 26 Meeting

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Development Council gathered for their annual fall meeting on Oct. 26. The meeting started on a high note as the council recognized and thanked Dr. Luann Ervin ’84 for her honorary gift of the Small Animal Dentistry Suite. Ervin made the donation in honor of her […]

A Shaker Full of Love

Michelle and Pete Gerukos’ dog Shaker was one in a million. Always the happy-go-lucky, funny guy, the Golden Retriever lived like the entire world was his playground and, in the meantime, completely changed the way the Gerukoses lived their lives and beheld each day…with light hearts and TONS of laughter. Shaker embraced life full-on and […]

Honoring TJ with a Gift of Compassion

  Compassion translates in many different ways. For Patricia Gilmore-Hunter and her husband, Bobby, compassion means giving. After the tragic death of their beloved Border Collie, T.J., Patricia decided to establish the T.J. Hunter Oncology Endowment at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) to promote cancer research and treatment for dogs. […]

Family Establishes Endowment for Late Son, Budding Veterinarian

Sebastian Jon Weiskopf had a contagious smile that not only put people at ease, and attracted people to him, but revealed his confidence, strong sense of self, and humility. One of the things that always brought that smile to Weiskopf’s face was animals. From the time he was 2 years old, Weiskopf had many pets […]

Endowment Honors Retired Animal Genomics Professor

Though Dr. Jim Womack, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Pathobiology retired last year after 40 years of service, his legacy has continued both through his influence on his students and now through the establishment of the Jim Womack Endowed Fund in […]

CVM, Partners Cut Ribbon on Wellness Room

When administrators in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) began exploring the building of what is now the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC) complex, a lot of emphasis was placed on the overall wellness of veterinary students. In addition to a space devoted to counseling services—which now houses a […]

Klemm Encourages Veterinary Research Through Endowment

Giving comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. Dr. William Klemm, a senior professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) department, has given his time and talents to thousands of students over the years. And now, his way of giving comes in the form of a scholarship. […]


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