Texas A&M Researchers Find Links Between Human, Canine Brain Tumor Detection Markers

Sharing detection markers means that treatment research has potential benefits for both species. Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers have discovered that meningiomas — the most common type of brain tumor in humans and dogs — are extremely similar genetically.  These newly […]

VMBS Department Head Receives National Veterinary Research Award

Dr. Jonathan Levine, head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), was selected to receive the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians’ (AAVC) Annual Faculty Achievement in Research Award. This award recognizes AAVC members who have achieved national recognition through their efforts on […]

Heseltine Receives Provost Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Johanna Heseltine, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS), has been named a 2023 recipient of the Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards faculty who provide students with meaningful learning experiences, who embrace effective teaching approaches, and who […]

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 […]

Petco Love Grant Supports CVMBS Program Serving Elderly Population, Their Pets

Research has indicated that companion animals are highly effective at combatting issues of loneliness, a problem that affects 1 in 5 adults and nearly half of those ages 65 and older in the United States. Because senior citizens in rural communities often face additional barriers that limit social interaction and community participation, the Texas A&M […]

CVMBS Professor Named 2021 Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow

Dr. Kate Creevy, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS), is one of 20 faculty members from across Texas A&M University to be selected as a 2021 Presidential Impact Fellow. The award, established in 2017, recognizes those who are leaders in […]

Vital Observations

Dr. Jonathan Levine, head of the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department, shares his perspective on how the Small Animal Hospital has changed, what makes it great, and his vision for the future. Story by Jennifer Gauntt The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is all about the animals, but as head of the Texas […]

Texas A&M Seeks Healthy Dogs for Second Phase of ‘Aging Project’ Trial

Veterinarians from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) are seeking middle-aged, healthy dogs of any breed, or combination of breeds, to participate in a clinical trial as part of the Dog Aging Project’s second phase. The growing focus of the aging research at Texas A&M—led by Dr. Kate Creevy, an […]

Texas A&M Professor Receives Grant for Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, an associate professor and the Dr. Fred A. and Vola N. Palmer Chair in Comparative Oncology in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department, has been awarded a $94,255 research grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support her studies of childhood bone […]

Spinal Cord Study Finds Drug Can Change Bladder Function in Dogs, Possibly Humans

Texas A&M University and University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered that in dogs with naturally occurring spinal cord injury, a drug that blocks matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) allows the bladder to stretch more easily as it fills.  Such a change will likely reduce the discomfort that is commonly associated with the inability to void […]

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