Greenlighting Cancer Research: New Insulinoma Treatment Gives Beloved Dog Second Chance At Life

You never know when the relationships you make in school will turn into lasting friendships…or when those friendships could end up saving a life. For Dr. Kelley Thieman Mankin and Dr. Heather Hendrickson, a small animal veterinarian in St. Louis, Missouri, their friendship began during veterinary school at the University of Missouri. “We were in […]

Texas A&M Research Collaboration Uncovers How Domestic Rabbits Become Feral In The Wild

Researchers at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) have uncovered how natural selection “rewilds” domestic rabbits. The study, recently published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, helps answer the question of how normally tame rabbits — which have many natural predators — can become a force of ecological destruction when purposefully […]

Texas A&M Center Receives $7.6 Million NIEHS Grant, Returns To Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

The Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health (TiCER), a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, will be returning to the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) with a $7.6 million grant for the center’s new funding cycle. Under the new leadership of Dr. Weston Porter, […]

Texas A&M Graduate Student Receives Grant For Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

Hannah Carter, a graduate student at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), has received an $80,000 research grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to study sirtuins, a type of protein known to reduce signs of aging that may also play a role in breast cancer metastasis — the point […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Scientists Ranked Among Best In Nation

Two Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) faculty members were included in the top 100 Best Animal Science and Veterinary Scientists in the United States by, an academic platform that objectively ranks researchers based on scientific publications. Ranked No. 72 nationally and No. 201 globally is Dr. Paul Morley, the director of research […]

UTMB, Texas A&M Awarded $7.5M Grant To Establish Translational Center For Women’s Health Research

The University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to establish a center dedicated to promoting women’s and pregnancy health research. The UTMB-Texas A&M partnership is one of four centers funded by NCATS and the only center that will […]

School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Welcome Joint Faculty

In a collaborative effort, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have welcomed Dr. Kenneth Hoyt and Dr. Elaheh Rahbar ’11 to their faculty cohort. Strengthening the partnership between the two groups is a pillar in biomedical engineering’s strategic plan and is […]

Texas A&M GI Lab Research Unraveling Medical Mysteries, Ensuring Animal Health

Gastrointestinal disorders are some of the most common health problems facing pets today. In fact, more than 10% of all new visits to a veterinarian are related to GI disease in both dogs and cats, according to Dr. Jörg Steiner, a Universrity Distinguished Professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences […]

Texas A&M Faculty Members Testing Sanitary Good Regulatory Practices Toolkit In Africa

Dr. Nicola L. Ritter, an instructional associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) and director for the Center for Educational Technologies (CET), and Dr. Molly Gonzales, a VMBS research assistant professor, have been awarded a supplement to their existing five-year, $1 million grant titled “Improvement and Maintenance of […]

New Dog Aging Project End-Of-Life Survey Offers Support To Dog Owners

Illness, disease and quality of life are linked with euthanasia more so than dog age, the survey found. Deciding when it’s time to say goodbye to a beloved furry friend is never easy, even when the animal in question may be suffering from low quality of life due to age or illness. The question for […]


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