Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Unveils New Evacuation Trailer Donated By Banfield Foundation

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) has a new vehicle in its fleet that will expand the team’s capabilities by allowing it to evacuate animals from areas most heavily impacted by disaster. The 28-foot trailer is a donation from the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is the second vehicle the group has […]

Bissett To Serve As Interim Head Of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Wesley Bissett, an associate professor of emergency management at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has been appointed interim head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS). Bissett, who also serves as director of the Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), will hold his new position for one year, […]

VET Returns Home From Month-Long California Deployment

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) and agents from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension returned home on Saturday after a month-long deployment to Butte County, California, where the team cared for more than 500 animals displaced by the ongoing wildfires. The animals were spread across three shelter locations, each with a variety of medical […]

Texas A&M VET Deploys To Support Tornado Recovery

Story by Jennifer Gauntt Seventeen members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) deployed to Onalaska, Texas, on Saturday morning to serve citizens affected by the tornado that struck East Texas on Wednesday. In Polk County, VET members will work with community sheltering operations to provide veterinary medical care to animals injured in the […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Implements Changes to Protect Staff, Clients

4/21/2020 Texas A&M VMTH Curbside Admission, Discharge Update COVID-19 Update, FAQs As VMTH Continues Operation During Shelter-In-Place Story by Aubrey Bloom The most important thing small animal clinical sciences department head Dr. Jonathan Levine wants people to know about the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s (VMTH) response to the COVID-19 pandemic is what hasn’t […]

Bissett Testifies on Animals in Disasters Before House Subcommittee

Dr. Wesley Bissett, director of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), recently testified on how disasters impact animals before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. On Feb. 12, Bissett, who also serves as an associate professor of […]

When to be Concerned about Coronavirus with Your Pet

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has been at the front of many health professionals’ minds, especially with the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of the virus as a public health emergency of international concern. Although the threat of the mutated 2019-nCoV strain should be taken seriously, veterinarians at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

Hurricanes, Fires, & Tornadoes: How to Protect Your Pets During an Emergency

When faced with an emergency, everyone needs to know how to protect their family, their home, and, let’s not forget, their pets. Our furry friends rely on us to protect them, especially during times of disaster. Dr. Wesley Bissett, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and director […]

Texas A&M VET, AgriLife Deploy To Chambers County For Imelda Flooding

Click here to read about the VET’s first deployment this month to Cameron County. Members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) hadn’t even put their feet back on the ground in College Station before receiving a second deployment request for assistance related to the catastrophic flooding resulting from Tropical Depression Imelda. Twenty-one VET […]

Educating in an Emergency

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team serves the state through response, but also through its outreach efforts, dedicating a portion of its resources to traveling across Texas to help communities develop their own disaster preparedness plans. Story by Chantal Cough-Schulze   Every month, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Emergency Team […]

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