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 […]

All Eyes on Ophthalmology

For many animals and pet owners, the latest specialty service at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is considered the site for sore eyes. After five years of absence, the Ophthalmology Service has returned to the Texas A&M CVM and has brought along with it Dr. Erin Scott and Dr. Lucien Vallone, […]

Leading in Animal Oncology

Veterinarians at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) serve on the front lines of the war on cancer. Some of their discoveries not only save beloved pets’ lives but also offer hope for treating cancer in humans. As the fastest growing disease on earth, cancer has been the focus of […]

Communicating in Surgery

With lives on the line, the ability to communicate during surgery has always been critical. This is even more so the case in a teaching hospital like the one at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), where highly skilled clinical faculty are joined in the same room by the students. […]

Three Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Recognized with University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M Association of Former Students (AFS) honored three members of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) faculty with University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards, one of the highest honors presented by the AFS. Dr. Wesley Bissett, associate professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences […]


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