Texas A&M Veterinary Student Taking Poultry Medicine To A New Degree

As both a Texas A&M Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and poultry science Ph.D. candidate, Nikolas Faust is on a mission to improve poultry health and welfare while also feeding the world. Like most students who dream of becoming a veterinarian, Faust intended to start his DVM upon his undergraduate graduation. However, when his initial […]

Competitive Scholarship Supports Ph.D. Student’s Veterinary Journey

Rachel Busselman, a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), has been chosen to receive a $20,000 scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. Busselman, who is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, has also been […]

Nontraditional Student Overcomes Odds To Graduate As Aggie Veterinarian

Vanessa Wilkins, a fourth-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), is a living embodiment of perseverance. Despite multiple hardships, a career change, and raising two children on her own, Wilkins remained committed to pursuing her dreams and will graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree […]

Graduating Veterinary Student Achieves Childhood Dream Of Following Hero’s Footsteps, Serving Animal Athletes

Jacob Warner’s childhood hero didn’t wear a cape, spandex tights, or a mask that hid his identity. Instead, he wore a scrub top, starched jeans, and a cowboy hat that highlighted his western heritage.  Warner grew up shadowing his father at the Elgin Veterinary Hospital. He came to love the veterinary profession while working alongside […]

Texas A&M Students Develop AI-Based Program To Help Diagnose Canine Heart Disease

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a phrase on the tip of many tech experts’ tongues, and with the help of Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) fourth-year veterinary student Tabitha Baibos and her fiancé Tomas Reyes ’20 ‘22, AI is taking on new life in veterinary medicine. After creating an award-winning prototype […]

Graduating Veterinary Student To Help Fill Nation’s Critical Shortage Of Poultry Veterinarians

According to Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) fourth-year veterinary student Jason Sousa, any part of the veterinary curriculum can be about poultry if you try hard enough. Growing up around cats and dogs, Sousa knew he was going to be a veterinarian by the time he was 6 years old, […]

Texas A&M Biomedical Sciences Student Completes MD Anderson’s Prestigious Cancer Research Program

Akhil Marupudi, a sophomore biomedical sciences major at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, was one of 13 students across the United States selected to participate in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). SURP is a 10-week program that offers hands-on experience in […]

Getting Back To Her Roots: Texas A&M Veterinary Student Begins Career As Rural Veterinarian

Having grown up on her family’s beef cattle ranch in the small town of Pampa, Texas, fourth-year veterinary student Emily Terry is no stranger to working with livestock. Her lifelong interest in cattle, combined with her desire to return to the Texas Panhandle, has led to her new job at the Animal Clinic of Perryton, […]

Twin Sisters Become Fixture At Texas A&M’s Flu, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

For twin sisters Michelle and Vicky Le, when it comes to Texas A&M University’s Core Values, there is one that resonates with them more than any other: Selfless Service. The Texas A&M freshmen never hesitate when the chance to volunteer their time for a greater cause presents itself, and they are quick to step up.  […]

Former Umpire Studies Veterinary Medicine To Prepare For Third Career Path

From umpire to business owner to veterinarian, Chris Tiller has pursued a diverse range of careers during his life, always taking advantage of new opportunities to follow his passions. As a third-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), he is currently working toward one of his childhood […]


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