In Brooke’s Own Words: My Summer Interning in Rural Communities

Veterinary student Brooke Kahlenbrink shares her summer experience exploring veterinary medicine in rural communities through the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences‘ Food Animal and Rural Practice Summer Internship Program. I grew up in Pearland, a large suburb of Houston. My family had a dog, but other than that I had very […]

In Elizabeth’s Own Words: My Summer Internship in the Dairy Industry

I’m originally from Dallas. I’ve always loved animals, but I did not decide on a career in veterinary medicine until my junior year of college, when a veterinarian giving a guest lecture in my epidemiology seminar introduced me to the myriad ways veterinary work impacts human health–from ensuring food safety to identifying emerging infectious diseases. I earned […]

Five Texas A&M Students Learn About Entrepreneurship Through CVM’s VEA

As veterinary medicine continues to evolve, there has been an increased focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in the field. Since the summer of 2016, the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy (VEA) has combined veterinary students, academic institutions, startup partners, and veterinary practices to accelerate animal heath innovation and empower the next generation of veterinary practitioners. As a […]

In Kate’s Own Words: My Summer Internship in the Texas Panhandle

I was raised in the small, rural community of George West, Texas. My passion for the field of veterinary medicine started early in life. I grew up around various species of animals and at a very young age I went with my father, who is an agricultural science teacher, to visit his students’ animal science […]

In Kristen’s Own Words: My Summer Internship in the Swine Industry

Over the summer break I had the opportunity to work for Smithfield Hog Production in Laurinburg, North Carolina, through Texas A&M University’s Food Animal & Rural Practice Summer Internship Program. I began my journey at West Texas A&M University majoring in biochemistry and minoring in animal science. Upon graduation, I was thrilled to learn that […]

Practicing in Rural Areas

For these fourth-year veterinary students in the food-animal medicine track, practicing in rural areas is all part of the plan. Lauren Thompson Texas A&M fourth-year veterinary student Lauren Thompson showed livestock from the age of 8 in her hometown of Grandview, Texas, and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian when she got her first […]

Heading West–Food-animal production tour introduces students to West Texas

Summers are crucial for students, as evidenced by the internship, externship, technical, and professional development opportunities that fill students’ email inboxes and job boards in the months leading up to spring semester final exams. Summer opportunities sometimes help students discover particular challenges of a specific field of work, while leading others to their dream job. […]

BIMS Majors Give Back Through Service, Research

It is evident from their level of involvement on the Texas A&M campus that junior biomedical sciences (BIMS) majors Ryan Bindel and Elizabeth Nevins have “servant hearts.” Bindel is a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets who will join the U.S. Navy after he graduates; he plans to become a physician in the […]

Texas A&M Vet Students ‘Practice’ Innovation in Fourth-Year Clinical Rotation

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) veterinary students Michael George and Aurash Behroozi are taking advantage of the innovative technologies and learning opportunities presented to them in the areas of radiology and opthalmology while on their fourth-year clinical rotations at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Probing Around When George started […]

WTAMU Undergraduate Researcher Studies at the CVM

Laura Schulze, an undergraduate biology and pre-medicine major at West Texas A&M University, is currently participating in an eight-week research project in the laboratory at Texas A&M University in College Station. The experience is a unique opportunity for Schulze. “This is a wonderful opportunity with such a wonderful school,” she said. “Working with Dr. Theadgill […]


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