Living A Life Of Selfless Service

At Texas A&M, selfless service is one of the six core values that unite every member of the Aggie Network. With volunteering opportunities ranging from Big Event to those driven by numerous student organizations, Aggies find many ways to give back to the local community and beyond. For Daniel Anthony, a fourth-year veterinary student at […]

Finding The Beat In Veterinary School

Emily Hoskins, a third-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has plenty of experience in the spotlight as an opera singer. Now, she is learning to take center stage in a surgery theater, as well. Hoskins’ love of opera singing began long before her interest in veterinary […]

The Power Of Persistence

The road to veterinary school is, by nature, dauntless and difficult. While many students are fortunate to gain entrance on their first attempt, some students face additional obstacles they must overcome in order to pursue their dream of becoming a veterinarian. Alicia Robinson, from Wills Point, Texas, applied three times before being accepted to the […]

Healing With Love

Zachary and Victoria Grimsley had only been engaged for a few months when they began applying to veterinary schools. They met as animal science majors at Texas Tech University—where she had won a National Championship in wool judging and he participated on the meat judging team—and they knew that whatever veterinary school they ultimately chose, […]

Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Cure

For Duc Nguyen, research is one of the most fascinating aspects of veterinary medicine. While he initially intended to be a child behavioral psychologist when he began studying psychology at the University of Houston, in the final year of his undergraduate degree, Nguyen suddenly realized that his true passion was for animals and veterinary medicine. […]

Countryside Care

Kale Johnson and Elizabeth Lake come from opposite ends of the spectrum. Johnson, who hails from a rural community with a population of less than 2,200 in the Texas Panhandle, grew up around a variety of livestock. In comparison, Lake, who was raised in the heart of Dallas, primarily spent her early years around dogs […]

‘Set’ for Success: From Volleyball to Veterinary School

Alyssa Kool, a second-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), likes to keep busy. A student athlete-turned-veterinary student, she credits her successes in veterinary school to the skills in time management, communication, and dedication that she learned through her sport. Raised in Plano, Kool had always been […]

Learning in the Lab

The Texas A&M Gastrointestinal Laboratory has provided veterinary student Marshal Covin with opportunities to explore and expand upon his classroom studies. Marshal Covin, a second-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), never expected a simple “howdy” to lead to countless opportunities for advancing his veterinary career. But […]

CVM Veterinary Student Shares Journey with Thousands of Prospective Students

The path through veterinary school is filled with many excitements and challenges, and one veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is sharing them all. Third-year veterinary student Rachel Ellerd has more than 8,000 followers on Instagram and a popular blog, both of which she uses to share […]

CVM Alumna Stars in New Nat Geo WILD Television Show

Aggie fans of Nat Geo WILD may see some familiar faces in the television channel’s newest veterinary-centered show “Dr. T, Lone Star Vet.” The show, starring Dr. Lauren Thielen, a 2013 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), aired for eight weeks in fall 2019 and is now available […]

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