Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Treats Hundreds Of Animals At Operation Border Health Preparedness

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) saw 505 animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and even two lambs during its recent participation in Operation Border Health Preparedness (OBHP) in Raymondville, Texas.  OBHP, which was known as Operation Lone Star in previous years, is organized by the Texas Department of State Health Services and gives state […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Students Among First To Receive New AVMA Certification

One hundred-twenty graduates of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) are among the first veterinarians in the country eligible to receive a new certification from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA Veterinary First Responder Certificate will certify veterinarians who are trained to assist in disaster situations. The first […]

Big Animals Require Big Plans: Preparing Herds And Large Animals For Disasters

Preparation is always key in any type of emergency response, but this is especially true when taking care of large animals in a disaster situation. Unlike household pets, which can usually be relatively quickly and easily transported, moving large animals can take time, which is usually in short supply during a disaster.  According to Dr. […]

Texas A&M Entities Participate In 2021 Operation Lone Star Emergency Response Exercise

Like with many things in life, the best way to prepare for an emergency response is to practice. Last week, Texas A&M University entities including the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Texas A&M Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) practiced their emergency response as part of Operation Lone […]

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

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 storm, which killed three […]

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 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 changed, and that’s the […]

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 in a hearing 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 […]


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