Texas A&M VMTH, Gary Sinise Foundation Help Veteran’s Dog Beat Cancer

“Lilly is more than just our dog. She’s more than just our family member. She’s changed my child’s life and made it so much better,” said Laura Deming, a physician’s assistant and Navy veteran from Houston. Lilly, a 10-year-old black lab, joined the Deming family in 2011 as a trained assistance dog for Deming’s son, […]

Volition Launches Nu.Q™ Veterinary Cancer Screening Test In North America, At Texas A&M University

The easy-to-use, cost-effective tool, which will be offered through the Texas A&M GI Lab, represents a significant development in veterinary medicine. After leading in the research and development of VolitionRx Limited’s (Volition) Nu.Q™ Vet Cancer Screening Test, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) will now be offering the newly launched, […]

Clinical Trials: Oncology

In addition to leading the clinical trials core, Dr. Heather-Wilson Robles’ trials work to fine tune pharmaceuticals that could eventually be used in human cancers, as well as screening tests that could help veterinarians better diagnose cancers. Of the seven clinical trials currently underway in the Small Animal Hospital’s (SAH) oncology service, associate professor Dr. […]

Creating a Culture to Cure

Over the past decade, the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital has worked to increase the number of clinical trials being conducted, including a recently established trials core led by Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, all with the hopes of improving the lives of animals and their humans. When Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles came to the Texas A&M College […]

Texas A&M Veterinary School Partners With Volition To Create First-Ever Cancer Screenings For Dogs

There are currently no accurate, simple, and affordable cancer screening tests available in veterinary medicine, yet 25 percent of the more than 55 million dogs in the United States will develop cancer at some stage of their life, accounting for an estimated 4.2 million cancer diagnoses each year. The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Oncology Service Receives PetCo Funding To Subsidize Animal Treatment

Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles and the Oncology Service at the Texas Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), have received a $200,000 grant from the Petco Foundation that will financially assist owners with their pets’ cancer treatments. The Pet Cancer Treatment grant, supported by the Blue Buffalo […]

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discussed everything owners need […]

Second-Hand Smoke and Your Pet

We all know that smoking is bad for our health, but what might surprise many pet-owners are the dangerous effects that second-hand smoke can have on their four-legged loved ones after some time. “There are studies that show that dogs exposed to large amounts of second-hand smoke have significant changes to their lung tissue over […]

Cancer in Canines

Cancer is a debilitating disease affecting millions of Americans daily. The same is true for animals, as approximately 50 percent of all dogs over the age of 10 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Being aware of the possibility of cancer in your canine and having your veterinarian perform regular checkups can help […]

Cancer and Your Pets: What You Need to Know

Almost everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. While cancer in humans is definitely prevalent, our pets are also afflicted with this disease. According to Dr. Heather Wilson, assistant professor of oncology at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 50 percent of all […]


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