The United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been detected for the first time in a dog and a cat from the same household in Brazos County, Texas, as part of a study led by researchers at Texas A&M University. The first reported finding of the B.1.1.7 human variant virus […]
The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community.
Alyssa Meyers, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate in the Sarah A. Hamer Laboratory at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been awarded the 2019 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring by the Texas A&M organization Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). This annual award recognizes women on campus who […]
The Schubot Center, directed by Dr. Sarah Hamer, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has officially been renamed as the Schubot Center for Avian Health. “We are excited for the Center name to reflect our broad, inclusive, and expanding work to study birds, ranging from caged birds […]
Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), in collaboration with the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) at Texas A&M, have received funding for the third phase of research from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure the health of dogs working at the United States and […]
We’ve all seen and heard them—lurking in well-lit, open areas, swooping down from trees, lining up on power lines, and pecking at food left on the ground. Great-tailed grackles are notorious for congregating in our most frequented parking lots and city parks, but have you ever considered the diseases these pesky birds may carry? Dr. […]
Whether your dog stays outside for hours at a time or is primarily an inside dog, all dogs are at risk for Chagas disease, a potentially fatal disease that affects the heart and other organ systems. Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is spread to dogs through insects in the Reduviidae […]
As the new director of Texas A&M’s Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, Dr. Sarah Hamer brings an array of professional experience and, most importantly, a passion for studying and preserving native and exotic bird species. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Dr. Sarah Hamer spent countless hours inspecting trees and bushes and […]