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, […]

VMBS Faculty Member Uses Passion For Parasitology In Research, Service, Teaching Roles

Explore a dynamic version of this story here. While many veterinarians will admit to having a favorite animal, worms are usually not at the top of the list. For Dr. Guilherme Verocai, however, worms—specifically those that live parasitically inside another organism—are the most fascinating animals on the planet. “Worms are my life,” said Verocai, a clinical […]

VMBS Envisioning New, Next-Generation Small Animal Teaching, Research Hospital

Explore a dynamic version of this story here. “When something has a champion, it moves,” said Dr. Jonathan Levine, head of the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department (VSCS) in the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS). What may seem like years in the making, the VMBS’ dream of a new, next-generation small animal teaching […]

VMBS Launches Underserved Communities Internship To Expand Access To Veterinary Medicine

One out of every four American households with pets experiences barriers to veterinary care, according to a report by the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition.  The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) seeks to change that through a variety of outreach initiatives, including a new internship program focused on reaching underserved […]

Texas A&M, Equine Reining Community Support Recovery Of Child’s Dream Foal

At 5 years old, many kids dream of owning a horse. Savannah Mize, however, only wanted one specific horse—the baby of her mare, Lady Bee Packin’, and the reining stallion Gunner Dun It Again, owned by Tripol Ranch. Growing up with a mother who worked in the performance horse industry, this was not an unusual […]

VMBS Donors Establish Student Community Outreach Surgical Program

Among the reasons Dr. Bill and Joyce Roach so dearly value education is because of the profound impact education has had on their lives. “Graduating from veterinary school was a life-changing thing for me and my family,” said Bill, veterinary class of ’57. “Because of the education that I got here at Texas A&M, I […]

VMTH’s Professional Counselor Supports Hospital Clients, Staff

Texas A&M University was there at a critical time in Michael Hawkins’ life. “I’ve always had a severe learning disability, and academics were always extremely challenging for me,” he said. “But during my time at Texas A&M, I had professors and counselors who really helped me get through it, who helped me academically. Every time […]

Ferret Receives Lifesaving Pacemaker At Texas A&M SATH

It’s not every day that veterinarians at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH) get to sew a pacemaker onto a beating heart roughly the size of a grape. In fact, until March 2021, the procedure had only been done twice at the hospital. But when Hypnos, a 5-year-old ferret, arrived at the SATH […]

Texas A&M SATH Clients Help Ensure Top-Notch Patient Care For Generations To Come

Bickie and Bill Coffey don’t just want the best for their own pets; they want the best for everyone’s pets. That love of animals and the human-animal bond are why some clients at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH) have found their bills mysteriously paid. […]

Texas A&M Students Bring Veterinary Medicine To Underserved Members Of Campus Community

For as long as she can remember, recent biomedical sciences graduate Emma Bender ’22 has loved animals and desired to become a veterinarian. When she discovered a passion for community service as well, she decided to dedicate her career to serving both people and animals. While volunteering at a service event for the Texas A&M […]


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