Aggie Veterinary Student Embraces Opportunities At VMBS’ Canyon, College Station Campuses

As someone who grew up in Junction, Texas, a small town of less than 2,500 people, third-year veterinary student Isaac Neuman felt right at home at Texas A&M’s Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) campus in the Texas Panhandle when he entered the 2+2 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in 2022. Housed on the […]

Texas A&M University: Building Partnerships To Strengthen Relations in Rural Veterinary Medicine

By Dr. Dan Posey, Texas A&M University Clinical Professor & Director of Student Recruitment and Professional Relations, Canyon campus Those of us who have the honor of calling the Texas Panhandle Plains home know the value of an education with agricultural roots. We also know the value of returning home and serving the rural, agriculturally […]

VERO Researchers Battling Antimicrobial Resistance By Developing New Treatment Methods For Diseases

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most pressing health threats around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. AMR is the result of bacteria and other microorganisms adapting and no longer responding to traditional medicines, also known as antimicrobial drugs (AMDs), which makes treating infections and fighting disease more difficult. Although many scientists […]

Small Animal Internist Joins Texas A&M’s VERO Campus in Canyon, Texas

Dr. Christina Chan, a board-certified small animal internist, is the newest faculty member to join the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program on the West Texas A&M University campus. Chan will serve as a small animal clinical educator and will contribute to VERO’s mixed […]

Texas A&M VERO Student Tackles Bovine Respiratory Disease In Beef Cattle

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the most economically important disease of beef cattle in the United States, costing the industry around $1 billion each year in production loss and treatment costs. Affecting both calves and adult cattle, BRD can be difficult to detect and treat before it impacts other cattle in a herd. Faculty, staff, […]

Dairy Cattle Production Specialist Joins VERO Faculty At Texas A&M’s Canyon Campus

Many people who work in the agriculture industry have a farming background; others find their way to this community through their love for animals, science, or, sometimes, both. Despite growing up in rural Ohio, Dr. Michael Kleinhenz’s family didn’t own a farm. But that didn’t stop him from discovering a love for dairy cows at […]

Texas A&M Researchers Contribute To International Project Studying Coronavirus Transmission In Humans, Cattle

Researchers from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program have joined an international team studying how coronaviruses are spread and whether an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes living in or on the body) might impact that transmission. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses […]

Texas A&M VMBS, AgriLife Research Build Veterinarian Recruitment Toolbox To Address Underserved Texas Communities

In communities throughout Texas and across the United States, the veterinarian serves as the cog of livestock and animal care, yet many rural areas continue a historical pattern of being underserved. To help address recruitment of veterinarians to critically underserved areas across the country, a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine […]

Texas A&M-Led Team Receives USDA Grant To Study Cattle Respiratory Disease Prevention

Researchers from the Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) have received $300,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the costliest disease in the cattle industry, bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The grant will fund […]

Newest VERO Faculty Member Brings Environmental Microbiology To Texas Panhandle

Dr. Lee Pinnell is one of the few faculty members in Texas A&M’s Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program who did not grow up planning to work in veterinary medicine. Rather than being a veterinarian like many of his VERO colleagues, Pinnell is an environmental microbiologist who has spent his education and career studying […]


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