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 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 its Dog Aging Project. The growing focus of the aging research at Texas A&M—led by Dr. Kate Creevy, an associate professor […]

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.   “Dr. Wilson-Robles is a quintessential clinician-scholar […]

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 CVM and has brought along with it Dr. Erin Scott and Dr. Lucien Vallone, both clinical […]

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

Enhancing the Ability to Operate 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 […]

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 […]

Advancing Translational Cancer Research

A Veterinarian from the Beginning Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles has known since she was a young child that she wanted to work with animals. “In kindergarten,” she said, “I had the teacher help me spell ‘veterinarian.’ I’ve never wanted to do anything else.” Born and raised in Memphis, it was only natural that Wilson-Robles’ journey to […]

Levine Named Head of VSCS

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Jonathan Levine has accepted the position of department head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) after a national search and will officially assume the role on May 1, 2015. Dr. Sharon Kerwin, VSCS interim department […]