VMBS Researchers Developing Innovative Methods For Diagnosing Heartworms

Approximately 300,000 dogs are diagnosed with heartworms in the United States each year, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. These parasites are more than just pests; a heartworm infection can often prove fatal. “Heartworms are one of the most important parasites of dogs in North America,” said Dr. Meriam Saleh, a clinical assistant professor […]

Greenlighting Cancer Research: New Insulinoma Treatment Gives Beloved Dog Second Chance At Life

You never know when the relationships you make in school will turn into lasting friendships…or when those friendships could end up saving a life. For Dr. Kelley Thieman Mankin and Dr. Heather Hendrickson, a small animal veterinarian in St. Louis, Missouri, their friendship began during veterinary school at the University of Missouri. “We were in […]

Heseltine Combines Love For Veterinary Medicine, Drive To Help Students Succeed

The things we display in our personal spaces tell the story of who we are. A photo shares what we hold dear, an award points out a strength, and a knickknack highlights an interest. The office of Dr. Johanna Heseltine, a clinical associate professor in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ […]

Texas A&M GI Lab Research Unraveling Medical Mysteries, Ensuring Animal Health

Gastrointestinal disorders are some of the most common health problems facing pets today. In fact, more than 10% of all new visits to a veterinarian are related to GI disease in both dogs and cats, according to Dr. Jörg Steiner, a Universrity Distinguished Professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences […]

Teller Reflects On AVMA Presidency, Its Impact On Her Future At Texas A&M

Dr. Lori Teller is not one to be idle. The clinical professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) already has a busy workload leading the school’s Virtual Vet telemedicine program, treating patients in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital’s Primary Care Service, and teaching Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students at […]

Aggie Animal Lovers Donate Lead Gift For Texas A&M’s New Small Animal Teaching, Research Hospital

Linda and Dennis Clark were driving through Scottsdale, Arizona, when an idea the couple had been considering for about a decade came up in the form of a question.  “So, how do you feel about giving away $20 million?” Dennis asked his wife.  “Linda and I had been considering this gift for some time and […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Leave No Stone Unturned In Diagnosing Horse’s Mysterious Colic

When Koche, an American Paint Horse, began experiencing recurring bouts of colic, her owner, Cedrick Harvey, was determined to discover the source of the problem because of the 7-year-old mare’s special place in his family. “Her grandmother was an amazing Paint horse named Apache that grew up within our family,” Harvey said. “We really wanted […]

VMBS Researcher Developing New Antiviral Drugs For Mpox, Methods For Fighting Future Pandemics

In 2020, the world was abuzz with the shocking news of the COVID-19 pandemic’s outbreak. In most people’s minds, large-scale pandemics were not a feature of the modern world but rather a problem of the past, like the Black Death that wiped out somewhere between one- to two-thirds of Europe’s population in the Late Middle […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Shapes How Future Aggie Veterinarians Prepare For, Respond To Disasters

Disasters related to weather or climate are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to the United Nations. The increase in severe hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, landslides, and other disasters means more communities find themselves in the path of dangerous weather. Community leaders, including veterinarians, are increasingly called upon to prepare for and respond to disasters, which […]

Texas A&M’s New Theriogenologist Working To Solve Animal Reproductive Issues, Share Passion With Next Generation

Animal reproduction is a complicated process that requires a perfect balance of many fertility variables. Most of the time, Mother Nature knows exactly what she’s doing; after all, animals have been reproducing for millions of years without human intervention. But when certain variables — like having healthy sperm or a straightforward birth — don’t align, […]


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